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Brian Moore predicts entire 2023 Rugby World Cup with early exit for Scotland

Ahead of the Rugby World Cup, former England and Lions hooker Brian Moore has played Telegraph Sport’s interactive predictor to pick his winner.

The upcoming Rugby World Cup will mark the tenth edition of the tournament and will be the first one to be entirely held in France. Unlike the 2007 event, which was also hosted by France but had some matches played in Cardiff and Edinburgh, all matches of the 2023 Rugby World Cup will take place within France’s borders.

In the past, the 1991 Rugby World Cup was co-hosted by France, England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, while the first three tournaments in 1987, 1991, and 1995 featured 16 participating teams. However, starting from 1999 and continuing into the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the number of teams competing has increased to 20.

The previous Rugby World Cup, held in 2019 in Japan, saw New Zealand striving for their third consecutive Webb Ellis Cup. Despite their strong efforts, they finished in third place, and South Africa emerged as the champions by defeating England 32-12 in Yokohama on November 2nd.

As the host nation for the 2023 tournament, France will have a unique opportunity to not only organize the event independently but also to vie for victory in front of their home fans, hoping to join the elite group of nations that have both hosted and won the Rugby World Cup.

You can play your own predictor experience here.