Wales vs Argentina Preview & Prediction | 2023 Rugby World Cup | Quarter-Final
When is Wales vs Argentina on and what time does it start? Wales vs Argentina will take place on Saturday 14th October, 2023 – 16:00 (UK)
Where is Wales vs Argentina taking place? Wales vs Argentina will take place at Stade Vélodrome in Marseille, France
Where can I get tickets for Wales vs Argentina? Click here for the latest ticket information for Wales vs Argentina
What channel is Wales vs Argentina on in the UK? Wales vs Argentina will be televised live on ITV
Where can I stream Wales vs Argentina in the UK? Wales vs Argentina can be streamed live on ITVX
Starting 15: L Williams; Rees-Zammit, North, Tompkins, Adams; Biggar, G Davies; G Thomas, Elias, Francis, Rowlands, Beard, Morgan (capt), Reffell, Wainwright
Replacements: Lake, Domachowski, D Lewis, D Jenkins, Tshiunza, T Williams, Costelow, Dyer
Starting 15: Mallia; Boffelli, Cinti, Chocobares, M Carreras; S Carreras, Cubelli; Gallo, Montoya (capt), Gómez Kodela, Petti, Lavanini, Gonzalez, Kremer, Isa
Replacements: Creevy, Sclavi, Bello, Alemanno, Bruni, Bazan Velez, Sanchez, Moroni
Wales won all four of their matches in Pool C and have been handed one of the ‘easier’ quarter-final ties, on paper at least. Warren Gatland’s side most recently saw off a spirited Georgia team with the Welsh proving too strong in the second half, and they come into this quarter-final with a decent degree of confidence.
Taulupe Faletau suffered a broken arm against Georgia and will now sit out the remainder of the tournament, but the fact that Dan Biggar had been declared available for this match is welcome news for the Welsh.
Argentina have steadily improved as the tournament has progressed, overcoming their opening defeat against England to record victories over Samoa, Chile and a crucial qualification decider against Japan.
The Pumas are seeking to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup for the third time in the competition’s history, having previously achieved that feat in 2007 and 2015, although they do have one or two injury absentees of their own heading into this contest.
Both sides will see this draw as an excellent opportunity to reach the semi-finals, with the winner set to go on and face either Ireland or New Zealand in the next round. Both are faced with some key absences here, but Wales can boast stronger replacements to come into the 15, and the availability of Dan Biggar in particular is a huge boost to the Dragons. Warren Gatland’s men did not come into the tournament with the greatest degree of confidence, but they have stepped up to the plate so far and they can be tipped to make their third semi-final in the last four editions of the World Cup.
BETTING TIP: WALES TO WIN