[𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄@𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐌#]] Chile vs England Live RUGBY On TV
England vs Chile LIVE! The Rugby World Cup action continues this afternoon with England the overwhelming favourites to make it three wins out of three in Lille. Steve Borthwick’s side are sitting pretty at the Pool D summit and firmly on course for the quarter-finals after all the concern following a dismal build-up to the tournament was washed away by a brilliant win over Argentina with only 14 men on opening weekend.
England then came on strong at the finish to dispatch a tough Japan side last time out, though a lack of attacking prowess and reliance on kicking remains a huge worry for many fans. Today represents a great chance for the Red Rose men to flex their try-scoring muscles at last, with World Cup debutants Chile having been spirited so far but on the receiving end of heavy losses at the hands of Japan and Samoa.
Borthwick has rung the changes and given a number of fringe players the chance to stake a regular starting claim here, while captain Owen Farrell returns from suspension and Marcus Smith lines up as a second playmaker at full-back. Follow England vs Chile live below, with expert analysis from Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy!
England will be back in Rugby World Cup action today (23 September) as they prepare to take on debutants Chile in Lille, France.
Steve Borwich’s team are at the top of Pool D after beating both Argentina and Japan in their opening two matches - at 27 to 10 and 34 to 12 respectively. They will be counting on another win this afternoon to seal their place in the quarter-finals of the tournament.Chile, who are playing their first ever World Cup, will likely be feeling less confident after losing to both Samoa and Japan. The South American side have scored three tries and conceded 11 so far, placing them at the bottom of the group.
Captain Owen Farrell will be back in England’s starting lineup this afternoon, following his completion of his four-match suspension. The fly-half could not play in the previous two games after he received a red card last month for a high tackle on Taine Basham during England’s warm-up match against Wales at Twickenham.
Bookies are heavily favouring England to come out on top this Saturday, but fans will still be feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement until kick off later today. Here’s everything you need to know about the match.
When is England vs Chile?
England vs Chile is due to kick off at 4.45pm BST today, Saturday 23 September. The match is taking place at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille, France.
How can I watch it?
Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on ITV1, with coverage on the channel from 4pm BST. Registered users can also stream the action via ITVX.