England vs Argentina: Date, start time, team news and how to watch

How to watch England vs Argentina in the Rugby World Cup as Steve Borthwick’s side look to kick off their campaign with a win despite their injury woes

  • England face Argentina in their first game of the Rugby World Cup in Marseille
  • Steve Borthwick’s side come into the showdown off the back of a defeat to Fiji 
  • Full Rugby World Cup schedule and how to watch 
  • Latest Rugby World Cup 2023 news, including fixtures, live scores and results

England begin their Rugby World Cup campaign with a clash against Argentina this weekend. 

Steve Borthwick’s has suffered many injury blows to his squad in the build-up to the tournament – which will take place in France. 

The side come into the clash off the back of a 30-22 defeat to Fiji in their final warm-up match, while Argentina defeated Spain in their last outing.

South Africa are the current holders of the tournament after Handre Pollard produced a kicking masterclass to help guide the Springboks to a 32-12 victory against England in the 2019 final.

Mail Sport breaks down everything you need to know ahead of England’s clash with Argentina. 

England face Argentina in their opening game of the Rugby World Cup this weekend

Steve Borthwick’s side were beaten by Fiji in their final warm-up game ahead of the tournament

When is England vs Argentina?

The Rugby World Cup clash between England and Argentina will take place on Saturday, September 9. 

Saturday night’s showdown between the two teams will get underway at 8pm BST. 

The game will be held at the Stade de Marseille. 

How to watch 

England’s clash with Argentina will be shown live on ITV 1, with coverage getting underway at 7.15pm.

Fans will be able to live stream the match on ITV X. 

For those wanting to watch the action in the US, Peacock will be streaming the game, while fans in Australia can tune into the game via Stan Sport.

Mail Sport will be providing live coverage of England’s game with Argentina so you can keep up top date with all the action here. 

Saturday’s clash between England and Argentina will take place at Stade de Marseille

Team Line-ups

England XV: Steward; May, Marchant, Tuilagi; Daly; Ford, Mitchell; Genge, George, Cole, Itoje, Chessum, Lawes (c), Curry, Earl

Replacements: Dan, Marler, Stuart, Martin, Ludlam, Care, Smith, Lawrence

Argentina XV: Gallo, Montoya, G Kodela, Alemanno, Lavanini, Matera, Kremer, Gonzalez, Bertanou, S Carreras, M Carreras, Chocobares, Cinti, Boffelli, Mallia

Replacements: Creevy, Sclavi, Bello, Petti, Rubiolo, Bruni, Bazan Velez, Moroni

Courtney Lawes will captain England in their opening game against Argentina on Saturday


England to win – 1/1

Draw – 16/1

Argentina to win – 1/1

All odds via Sky Bet and correct at the publication.

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