England will face South Africa in the 2023 Rugby World Cup game in the semi-final.
The winner of the rematch of the last Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa will be decided in 2023.
The Red Rose confounded pessimistic forecasts of their chances in France, reaching the semi-finals as the only unbeaten team remaining in the tournament, albeit with the benefit of a friendlier draw than some of their more fancied rivals.
South Africa, like New Zealand the night before, emerged through the tournament’s rougher side by defeating hosts France on Sunday night.
Hours earlier, England edged Fiji in a tense last 20 minutes to become the Northern Hemisphere’s only remaining hope in the final four.
- Time: 8 PM BST
- Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
- Venue: Stade de France, Paris
- Live Stream: ITVX website and app
England vs South Africa H2H Record
England wins: 16
South Africa wins: 27
England vs South Africa Odds
England to qualify: 9/2
South Africa to qualify: 1/6
Where to watch England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup Match?
TV channel: In the United Kingdom, the game is shown live and free to air on ITV1, with coverage commencing at 7.15 p.m.
Live Stream: Fans may watch the quarter-final action live online on the ITVX website and app.
Borthwick used Owen Farrell and Marcus Smith in a combination that worked relatively well against Fiji, with the Harlequins man not entirely securing his position in the semi-final as skipper Farrell thrived.
It’s difficult to imagine England’s pack requiring many changes as they prepare for the final.
After Mannie Libbok was given the nod in the quarters, South Africa may bring Faf de Klerk back in at scrum-half.
In fact, when it comes to crafting a game plan, they have an embarrassment of riches, with Handre Pollard another option to come into the side.
Who Will Take The Victory?
The Springboks defeated France in a high-pressure situation on Sunday, and while England overcame a major test of their own, South Africa has both experience and ability on their side.
To win this game, Steve Borthwick will need to devise a brilliant strategy.
South Africa will win by a margin of five to 10 points.