ENGLAND return to Rugby World Cup action hoping to extend their unbeaten run in France – but Pablo Lemoine’s Chile stands in the way.
Steve Borthwick’s side cruised to an opening 27-10 victory against Argentina before beating Japan 34-12 last Sunday.
England comfortably beat Japan in their last encounter[/caption]
However, the Red Rose have been slammed for their playing style at this tournament which includes scoring the ‘worst try in history’ against the Japanese.
But England have a great opportunity to put on a good display as they come up against Chile who sit rock bottom of Pool D.
Furthermore, the Chileans are the worst-ranked team in the competition so fans will be expecting a high-scoring game.
When is England vs Chile?
- England’s Pool D encounter against Chile will take place on Saturday, September 23.
- It is scheduled to get underway at 4:45pm BST.
- Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille is the allocated arena for this fixture and it can host approximately 50,000 fans.
- This will be the first time England and Chile go head-to-head in a competitive match.
What TV channel is it on and can it be live streamed?
- England vs Chile will be broadcast LIVE on ITV 1.
- Coverage is expected to commence from 3:55pm BST – 50 minutes before kick-off.
- Fans can also stream the entire match live on ITVX
- Alternatively, follow SunSport’s blog for minute-by-minute coverage including pre-match and post-match reaction.
Can I watch it for FREE?
Fans can watch England vs Chile for FREE as long as you have a valid TV license in the UK.
What is the team news?
England gaffer Steve Borthwick is expected to reshuffle his pack ahead of the Chile tie.
This could see the likes of Marcus Smith replace Freddie Steward at full-back.
And captain Owen Farrell should return to the fold for George Ford after serving his suspension.
Owen Farrell is now available for selection[/caption]
Elsewhere, Chilean skipper Martin Sigren is expected lead his country out once again while Pablo Huete and Tomas Dussaillant will be hoping that they keep their spot despite the Samoa loss.
What are the odds?
- England to win 1/1000
- Tie 100/1
- Chile to win 40/1
*Odds courtesy of Ladbrokes are correct at time of publication
September 21, 2023 at 08:51PM
from The Sun