England started the 2023 Rugby World Cup strong with a victory over Japan in Nice. The team struggled in the first half but improved in the second, scoring four tries for a valuable bonus point. This win puts England in a favorable position with just Chile and Samoa left to face in Pool D.
In Pool D, England is grouped with Japan, Argentina, Samoa, and Chile. Their next game will be against Chile in Lille on Saturday, September 23.
Tom Curry will not be available for England’s next game due to a two-match ban for a dangerous tackle against Argentina. However, captain Owen Farrell is back in the selection pool after serving a four-match ban.
If England progresses as one of the top two teams in Pool D, they are likely to face Australia, Wales, or Fiji from Pool C in the quarter-finals. However, Samoa should not be underestimated as they have shown improvements. Only in the semi-finals would England potentially face a team ranked in the top five in the world.
ITV has exclusive broadcast rights for the Rugby World Cup in the UK. The majority of the matches will be aired on ITV1, while radio commentary will be available on BBC platforms. In the US, NBC Sports is showing the tournament, and in South Africa, it is broadcast on SuperSport.