Rugby World Cup Final 2023 - How to follow New Zealand v South Africa live across the BBC TODAY

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The BBC has announced its most comprehensive audio and digital offering ever for audiences to keep up with all the action and stories from the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

As the tournament draws to a close, here's everything you need to know about the final weekend.

When is the Rugby World Cup Final and when does it kick off?

New Zealand take on South Africa in the Rugby World Cup Final 2023 at the Stade de France on Saturday 28 October. Kick off is at 8pm BST.

Sonja McLaughlan builds up to the final from 7.30pm on BBC Radio 5 Live, with live commentary from 8pm.

How to follow the Rugby World Cup 2023 on the BBC

The BBC will provide live commentary and coverage of all 48 matches across BBC Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport website.

Commentary is led by Chris Jones, Sara Orchard and Andrew Cotter with Gareth Lewis, Alastair Eykyn, Conor McNamara and James Burridge. Sonja McLaughlan heads up BBC Radio 5 Live’s presentation team and will be in Paris and Marseille for the huge opening weekend to present coverage of France v New Zealand, England v Argentina and Scotland v South Africa.

A fantastic array of rugby voices will join live coverage and podcasts to offer expert opinion and analysis; Matt Dawson, Chris Ashton, Johnnie Beattie, Tommy Bowe, Rocky Clark, Paul Grayson, Andrew Mehrtens, Kat Merchant, Ugo Monye, Stirling Mortlock, Bobby Skinstad and Philippa Tuttiett will be with the team in France.

In addition to the live match coverage, the team are podding every day of the tournament as the Rugby Union Daily podcast returns to cover all the stories from the World Cup with big interviews and the latest from the team camps. Meanwhile, the BBC Sport website has all the news, match reports, in-depth analysis and expert punditry for the four home nations.

On BBC Sounds, there's a special Rugby World Cup Top Ten podcast series where World Cup winners Matt Dawson and Bryan Habana join Chris Jones to discuss, rank and get stuck into the biggest and best World Cup debates like best match, best try, biggest upset, World Cup icon and more. And in another special programme Sara Orchard examines the impact of climate change on rugby union as she speaks to former Australian star turned activist David Pocock amongst others. Find out more here.

BBC Scotland, BBC Ulster and BBC Wales will all have bespoke programming throughout the tournament.

You can find out more about BBC Cymru Wales coverage - including BBC Sounds, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru coverage, as well as new commissions for BBC One Wales and BBC iPlayer - here.

Rugby World Cup 2023 third-place play-off

Friday 27 October
Argentina v England (Stade de France) - 8pm

Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live and follow all the latest action on the BBC Sport website

Rugby World Cup 2023 Final

Saturday 28 October
New Zealand v South Africa (Stade de France) - 8pm

Listen on BBC Radio 5 Live and follow all the latest action on the BBC Sport website

All times are UK and subject to change.

Source BBC 5 Live

October 28, 2023 4:00am ET by Pressparty  

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