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England vs South Africa Preview & Prediction | 2023 Rugby World Cup | Semi-Final

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When is England vs South Africa on and what time does it start? England vs South Africa will take place on Saturday 21st October, 2023 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is England vs South Africa taking place? England vs South Africa will take place at Stade de France in Saint-Denis, France

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

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

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



Starting 15: Freddie Steward, Jonny May, Joe Marchant, Manu Tuilagi, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, Alex Mitchell Joe Marler, Jamie George, Dan Cole, Maro Itoje, George Martin, Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Ben Earl

Replacements: Theo Dan, Ellis Genge, Kyle Sinckler, Ollie Chessum, Billy Vunipola, Danny Care, George Ford, Ollie Lawrence


Starting 15: Damian Willemse, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Cheslin Kolbe, Manie Libbok, Cobus Reinach, Duane Vermeulen, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Siya Kolisi, Franco Mostert, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: Deon Fourie, Ox Nche, Vincent Koch, RG Snyman, Kwagga Smith, Faf de Klerk, Handre Pollard, Willie le Roux



England were given a huge scare by Fiji in the quarter-finals but held firm late in the contest to book their spot in the final four. They will now take on the side that defeated them in the 2019 RWC final but will need to go up a few gears if they are to go some way to avenging that defeat. Steve Borthwick will be without Marcus Smith for this contest after he copped a head knock in the quarters with Freddie Steward set to come into the side at fullback.


South Africa moved a step closer to defending their title of world champions as they came out on top of a thriller with France last week. In a pulsating contest, the Springboks won the match by a solitary point in one of the most enthralling encounters in RWC history. The South Africans will take some beating here and will look to dominate England with their powerful pack and impressive pace in the backs.


England were far from their best as they edged Fiji and will need to produce their best performance in years as they take on South Africa in a repeat of the 2019 final. The Springboks are big favourites having shown their quality to defeat hosts France last week and if they can replicate anything close to that performance, they should be too good for the English.

BETTING TIP: South Africa -7

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