France Rugby World Cup 2007: Our Guide
The time is fast approaching for the most important event in the Rugby Union calendar – yes you’ve guessed it – it’s the Rugby World Cup.
This year sees France host the 2007 World Cup finals, as the oval ball comes to the Gallic country for a tour de force in top class rugby.
If you’re thinking of hiring yourself a car and following the World Cup yourself then you’ve come to the right place…
Whether your blood bleeds green, white, blue or red you’re sure to get the best out of France as you follow your nation from coast to coast.
You’ll taste the passion, the rivalry and the searing, fast flowing rugby in magnificent theatres of sport such as the Parc de Princes, the Stade de France and the Velodrome. Check out our guide to Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales’s fixtures so you can tailor your trip to France exactly the way you want!
Dates are subject to change (and don’t forget some of the fixtures do take place in the UK), for the full fixture guide go to the BBC sport website:
England v USA, Lens, Pool A (5pm)
Ireland v Namibia, Bordeaux, Pool D (7pm)
Wales v Canada, Nantes, Pool B (1pm)
Scotland v Portugal, St Etienne, Pool C (5pm)
England v South Africa, Stade de France, Pool A (8pm)
Ireland v Georgia, Bordeaux, Pool D (8pm)
Wales v Australia, Cardiff, Pool B (2pm)
Scotland v Romania, Edinburgh, Pool C (8pm)
France v Ireland, Stade de France, Pool D (8pm)
England v Samoa, Nantes, Pool A (3pm)
England v Tonga, Parc des Princes, Pool A (8pm)
Wales v Fiji, Nantes, Pool B (4pm)
Scotland v Italy, St Etienne, Pool C (8pm)
Ireland v Argentina, Parc des Princes, Pool D (4pm)
QF1: W Pool B v RU Pool A, Marseille (2pm)
QF2: W Pool C v RU Pool D, Cardiff (8pm)
QF3: W Pool A v RU Pool B, Marseille (2pm)
QF4: W Pool D v RU Pool C, Stade de France (8pm)
SF1: W QF1 v W QF2, Stade de France (8pm)
SF2: W QF3 v W QF4, Stade de France (8pm)
3rd place play-off, Parc des Princes (8pm)
Final, Stade de France (8pm)
It looks set to be a tough competition for all four teams, with the mighty New Zealand well tipped to take centre stage as champions and South Africa looking powerful on all fronts.
Not only will you be there firsthand, you’ll also get to explore France and its smooth, sophisticated, way of life. From the bustling, elegant boulevards of Paris to the sun kissed bays and beaches of the French Riviera, you’ll have a marvellous opportunity to enjoy the best of this superb country. Check out PlacesToStay – our sister site, for some top quality accommodation.
So get yourself over to France for an exhilarating blend of top class rugby and suave French culture… and remember, if you fancy doing it by car then give us a shout for a quote – we’ll match anyone in the business for value!
Be sure to check out our guide to getting by on the French roads, and don’t forget to have a glance at our language tips blog if your stuck with the local lingo. If you wish to secure a top quality car rental, check out our Car Hire France page.
Bon Voyage… and don’t forget to give us a shout if you have any questions, suggestions or opinions – we’d be delighted to hear from you.