October 05, 2023 5:50 PM
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England vs Samoa Preview & Prediction | 2023 Rugby World Cup | Pool Stage

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When is England vs Samoa on and what time does it start? England vs Samoa will take place on Saturday 7th October, 2023 – 16:45 (UK)

Where is England vs Samoa taking place? England vs Samoa will take place at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille, France

Where can I get tickets for England vs Samoa? Click here for the latest ticket information for England vs Samoa

What channel is England vs Samoa on in the UK? England vs Samoa will be televised live on ITV

Where can I stream England vs Samoa in the UK? England vs Samoa can be streamed live on ITVX



Starting 15: Freddie Steward, Joe Marchant, Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell, Jonny May, George Ford, Alex Mitchell; Ben Earl, Tom Curry, Courtney Lawes, Ollie Chessum, Maro Itoje, Dan Cole, Jamie George, Ellis Genge

Replacements: Theo Dan, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, George Martin, Billy Vunipola, Danny Care, Marcus Smith, Ollie Lawrence


Starting 15: Duncan Paia'aua, Nigel Ah-Wong, Tumua Manu, Danny Toala, Neria Fomai, Lima Sopoaga, Jonathan Taumateine, Steven Luatua, Fritz Lee, Theo McFarland, Brian Alainu'u'ese, Sam Slade, Michael Alaalatoa, Sama Malolo, Jordan Lay

Replacements: Seilala Lam, James Lay, Paul Alo-Emile, Sootala Fa'aso'o, Alamanda Motuga, Melani Matavao, Christian Leali'ifano, Miracle Faiilagi



England were brilliant winners over Chile last time, demonstrating their attacking flair as well as sturdy defence as they claimed a 71-0 success. Tougher tasks lie in wait and this clash with Samoa will be a good test ahead of the knockout stages.


Samoa pushed Japan all the way last time out but fell short in their second tight affair in succession. Having gone down 19-10 to Argentina, the Samoans were edged 28-22 by Japan and will now aim to bow out of the tournament on a high.


England are building nicely ahead of the quarter-finals and will relish this physical contest against Samoa. They will be keen to work on their attacking shape ahead of the pressurised situations that will face them in the knockout stages and having performed well throughout the tournament, a comfortable victory is on the cards here.

BETTING TIP: England -19

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