Come and celebrate rugby in Lille!

It’s a taste of the World Cup! Organized by Midi Olympique and the Hauts-de-France Regional League, in partnership with the Region close to you, the Lille Métropole Rugby Festival will take place from September 22 to 24, 2022 in Lille, Place de la République. We are waiting for you, it’s free!

One year before the Rugby World Cup, which will take place in France and several matches of which will be played in Lille, this is an opportunity to show that Hauts-de-France is also a land of rugby!

Rugby for all

For three days, Thursday 22, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 September 2022, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., meet at Place de la République in Lille. Whether you practice rugby or not, whatever your age, come and immerse yourself in the culture of rugby!

Three days of entertainment

On the program, initiations, a tournament (five against five and without tackle), exhibitions, sporting and cultural events around rugby and the next world championship. You can also meet players, take advantage of advice received from rugby specialists and even take your picture in front of the famous Shield of Brennus.

Come meet us!

Close to you, the Hauts-de-France Region will be presented in the partner village. Come and meet our teams, take part in the activities and try to win tickets to watch the Olympique Marcquois Rugby match against Dijon.

Find the full program

Four matches in Hauts-de-France

Host region, Hauts-de-France will host 4 matches of the Rugby World Cup at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in Villeneuve d’Ascq (59): the Region thus confirms its desire to carry the values ​​of sport loud and clear and to shine internationally with this global event. In addition to hosting games, our territory could boast of hosting athletes in preparation for the 45 days of competition in the base camps. This international sporting event will generate significant economic and tourist benefits for the region and will serve as a springboard for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The party is already starting and you are all invited!

Already labeled “Terre de Jeux” for the 2024 Olympic Games, the Hauts-de-France confirm their support for the world of sport and rugby, as well as their desire to get involved in popular events of international influence. “This global event will be a powerful vehicle for economic and social development, with considerable tourist and media content, but also a unique moment of sharing and communion and a springboard for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will take place on Next year”confirms Xavier Bertrand, Regional President.

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