From Friday 8 September 2023 to Saturday 28 October, the Rugby World Cup will be in France. And you can be there!
Because in collaboration with P1 Travel, Rugby Spirit offers you the opportunity to visit the following match during the World Cup:
England – America 2
This match is on Saturday 23 September 2023, kick-off at 17.45h at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille and is offered in combination with bus trip and overnight stay for €449,- . Optional is a clinic for children by top players.
Two-day trip to the World Cup
Because it is a game that ends late, we opt for an overnight stay. On Saturdays we therefore leave in the morning by bus to Lille. Lille is about a 3 hour drive away, so we will arrive well before the start of the race.
The places in the stadium are category 3 (short side), from where we have a good view of the game.
After a great game we gather at the agreed place and take the bus to Ghent (1 hour drive), where we spend the night. The next day we go home.
Who will be England’s opponent?
From June 2021, the qualifying campaign will be played in the Americas. Argentine has already been placed. In several matches, it will be determined who will eventually be allowed to go to the biggest rugby event in the world. As a third and perhaps all-decisive pool match, it promises to be a spectacle.
Are you curious about the already qualified countries and the schedule? Check out the schedule here.
The stadium: Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille
The match takes place in the impressive Stade Pierre Mauroy stadium, where lille football club, among others, play its matches, the Davis Cup final has been played and now one of the stadiums of the Rugby World Cup. There is room for more than 50,000 spectators in the stadium with sliding roof. A beautiful setting for a unique experience.
Optional: clinic for children
For children aged 8-18, Andy Darlington will provide a rugby clinic, along with other top players. This takes place at a rugby complex in Ghent. The extra costs for this are 30 euros per person. The clinic lasts 3 hours and is on Sunday morning from 9-12 o’clock.
The city of Lille
On the border with Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, and just across the channel of the United Kingdom, Lille can claim to be the most European city in France.The northern French city is known for its hospitality, its sense of sharing and its friendly character.
Whether you stroll along the Grand Place, enjoy a wonderful moment in old Lille or visit the landmark that is the Old Stock Exchange, every step is a discovery in Lille.It is a city characterized by its cultural vitality, quality of life and festive energy.The Lille Braderie, a huge street market that brings together between two and three million visitors every year, is the best demonstration of this.
From Flemish beef carbonnade to waterzoï (fish stew), the city has no shortage of gastronomic specialties.Major events are also on the menu in the city, culturally or sportingly: Lille hosted Eurobasket 2015, UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2017 Men’s Handball World Cup with great success, as well as the Davis Cup finals in 2014, 2017 and 2018. At the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, a state-of-the-art venue with a sunroof and a unique “Show Box”, every match promises to be magnificent during Rugby World Cup 2023.
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