2019 Rugby World Cup – England vs Argentina Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is England vs Argentina taking place? Saturday 5th October, 2019 – 09:00 (UK)

Where is England vs Argentina taking place? Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo

What is the expected weather for England vs Argentina? 23c with heavy rain expected

What television channel is England vs Argentina on in the UK? This match will be televised live on ITV 1

Where can I stream England vs Argentina? This match can be streamed via ITV Hub

Where can I get tickets for England vs Argentina? https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/tickets

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
England 21-8 Argentina

THE TEAM NEWS

ENGLAND

  • England produced a much better display against USA but will be disappointed to have conceded a late try which prevented them from keeping an opponent scoreless for the first time in a Rugby World Cup game.
  • Piers Francis avoided a suspension following his citing for a dangerous tackle in the game against the United States but despite the citing being dismissed, he has been dropped from the 23-man squad.
  • Eddie Jones has reverted to the George Ford - Owen Farrell axis with the latter lining up at centre and Ford at fly-half whilst England are also boosted by the return of Mako Vunipola and Jack Nowell from injury with both set to be introduced from the bench.

ARGENTINA

  • Argentina bounced back from their heart-breaking loss to France as a Julian Montoya hat-trick helped his side to a win over Tonga but will have to improve once again as they face England in what is likely to be a do-or-die contest.
  • The Pumas were left to sweat on the availability of Tomas Lavanini after the lock made a controversial challenge in the victory over Tonga but he avoided a citing and will start this vital contest with his physicality likely to set the tone for his side.
  • There is a huge surprise in the Argentina side that has been named for this game with fly-half Nicolas Sanchez not even named among the replacements with Benjamin Urdapilleta handed the starting job whilst hooker Agustin Creevy must settle for a place on the bench.

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THE PREDICTION

England will face their biggest test of Pool C so far as they meet Argentina in a crucial contest. A win for England would seal their place in the quarter-finals but with the Pumas throwing everything at them, it could be a tight affair in wet conditions. Argentina know they have to win to give them a realistic chance of qualifying and although they can be competitive, England should have too much for them.

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