In the ongoing 2023 Rugby World Cup, England has continued their impressive run, securing a flawless record in Pool D after defeating Chile convincingly in their third group match. This triumph follows their strong initial victory against Argentina and a hard-fought win against Japan. With just one more match left to play against Samoa in their pool, England is on the verge of confirming their spot in the quarter-finals.
England shares Pool D with Japan, Argentina, Samoa, and Chile. Their upcoming fixture is scheduled against Samoa in Lille on October 7th. In team news, Tom Curry is set to make his return to the lineup after serving a two-match suspension due to a dangerous tackle against Argentina.
Recapping their previous matches, England started their campaign with a 27-10 win over Argentina on September 9th. They continued their winning streak by defeating Japan 34-12 on September 17th, followed by a dominant 71-0 victory against Chile on September 23rd. The upcoming clash against Samoa will determine their final standing in the pool.
Looking ahead, if England maintains their position as one of the top two teams in Pool D, they are likely to face Wales, Australia, or Fiji from Pool C in the quarter-finals. The prospect of facing a top-five ranked team looms only in the semi-finals, emphasizing the significance of every match as teams vie for a coveted spot in the final.
For fans wondering how to catch the action on TV, ITV holds the exclusive broadcast rights in the UK, airing most matches on ITV1. Additionally, radio commentary for all matches is available on BBC’s Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra, and the BBC Sounds service, with tailored coverage in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. In the US, rugby enthusiasts can follow the tournament on NBC Sports, while viewers in South Africa can tune in to SuperSport for comprehensive coverage.
As the competition intensifies, England’s journey in the Rugby World Cup promises excitement and anticipation for fans worldwide. Stay tuned for more thrilling matches as teams battle it out for rugby supremacy.