England vs South Africa Rugby World Cup Semi-Final: Match Preview, Lineups, and Predictions

England vs South Africa
England vs South Africa

The second Rugby World Cup semi-final between England vs South Africa is set to be an intense showdown. Here’s what you need to know about when and where to watch the match, along with some key information:

When is England vs South Africa?

  • The semi-final is scheduled to kick off at 8:00 PM BST on Saturday, October 21st, at Stade de France in Paris.

How can I watch it?

  • If you’re in the United Kingdom, you can watch the match live on ITV1. Coverage will begin at 7:15 PM BST.
  • Registered users can also stream the match for free online on ITVX.
  • Viewers in South Africa can typically watch rugby matches on SuperSport, a popular sports broadcasting network in the region. SuperSport often secures broadcasting rights for major rugby events, including the Rugby World Cup. To find specific details about the England vs. South Africa Rugby World Cup semi-final, including the channel, start time, and any online streaming options, it’s recommended to check the SuperSport website or local TV listings closer to the date of the match.

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Team News:

  • England’s Steve Borthwick has made three changes to the starting XV, with Marcus Smith being absent due to a head injury. Freddie Steward returns as full-back, Joe Marler takes the loose-head prop position, and George Martin replaces Ollie Chessum in the second row.
  • South Africa has named an unchanged side from their victory against France.

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Confirmed Lineups:

England XV:

  • Backs: Freddie Steward, Jonny May, Joe Marchant, Manu Tuilagi, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, Alex Mitchell
  • Forwards: 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

South Africa XV:

  • Backs: Damian Willemse, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Cheslin Kolbe, Manie Libbok, Cobus Reinach
  • Forwards: Steven Kitshoff, Bongi Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Duane Vermeulen
  • Replacements: Deon Fourie, Ox Nche, Vincent Koch, RG Snyman, Kwagga Smith, Faf de Klerk, Handre Pollard, Willie Le Roux


  • England: 9/2
  • Draw: 25/1
  • South Africa: 1/7


England has had its share of challenges leading up to the semi-finals, but they seem to be finding their stride at the right moment. South Africa, the reigning champions, appears to be a more stable and confident team. The match is expected to be closely contested, but South Africa is favored to advance to the final with a final score prediction of England 22-39 South Africa.

Enjoy the match and the thrilling contest between these two rugby powerhouses.

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