England vs Fiji Preview & Prediction | 2023 Rugby World Cup | Quarter-Final
When is England vs Fiji on and what time does it start? England vs Fiji will take place on Sunday 15th October, 2023 – 16:00 (UK)
Where is England vs Fiji taking place? England vs Fiji will take place at Stade Vélodrome in Marseille, France
Where can I get tickets for England vs Fiji? Click here for the latest ticket information for England vs Fiji
What channel is England vs Fiji on in the UK? England vs Fiji will be televised live on ITV
Where can I stream England vs Fiji in the UK? England vs Fiji can be streamed live on ITVX
Starting 15: Smith; May, Marchant, Tuilagi, Daly; Farrell (capt), Mitchell; Genge, George, Cole, Itoje, Chessum, Lawes, Curry, Earl
Replacements: Dan, Marler, Sinckler, Martin, Vunipola, Care, Ford, Lawrence
Starting 15: Droasese; Habosi, Nayacalevu (capt), Tuisova, Radradra; Botitu, Lomani; Mawi, Ikanivere, Tagi, Nasilasila, Tuisue, Tagitagivalu, Botia, Mata
Replacements: Matavesi, Ravai, Doge, Derenalagi, Miramira, Kuruvoli, Masi, Maqala
Despite not being wholly convincing throughout the tournament, England won all four of their games in the pool stage and are the undoubted favourites heading into this contest.
Owen Farrell is set to replace George Ford at fly-half while there is no place in the squad for Freddie Steward, as Steve Borthwick seeks to shake things up in order to get the best out of his side.
Fiji have already done well in reaching the quarter-finals after qualifying from a group containing Wales and Australia, and they now take on an opponent they defeated at Twickenham in a warm-up game in August.
The Fijians started the tournament strongly with a narrow defeat to Wales and an excellent win over Australia, but their latter two performances have been less convincing with a shaky win over Georgia and a surprise loss to Portugal.
There have definitely been stronger England teams down the years, but you’d still have to make them favourites for this contest against the Fijians. How competitive this contest is will largely depend on which version of Fiji shows up; their displays against Wales and Australia certainly showed what they are capable of, but they haven’t reached those levels in their last two games and if they don’t improve here, it could be a rather comfortable win for England. Backing the English to overcome an -8 handicap is worth looking at.
BETTING TIP: ENGLAND TO WIN WITH -8 HANDICAP