Surprise in sight in this Group D of the 2023 Rugby World Cup? This evening, England and Japan face off in Nice in a match that promises to be electric. If England has the opportunity to continue its “redemption” by stringing together a second consecutive victory (after that against Argentina 27-10), the Japanese can make a splash this Sunday by creating the feat against at the XV of the Rose. To challenge Japan, the English coach changed three players: Ludlam replaces the suspended Curry while Sinckler and Marler enter the front line. Steve Borthwick was pleased at a press conference to be able to change many players: “We are fortunate to have several top players in this position.”
On the Japanese side, after beating Chile 42-12, this confrontation against England appears to be a turning point in their World Cup. In the event of victory, Japan will be able to qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Facing the XV de la Rose, they will be able to count on the return of their usual captain Kazuki Himeno, who missed the first match due to a calf injury. The captain took the opportunity at a press conference to motivate his teammates: “We will have to live up to our nickname of Brave Blossoms against England, one of the best teams in the world. We are ready to give 100%, even 120%.” At the same time, former captain Michael Leitch will start his 15th World Cup match, erasing Luke Thompson’s record.
What time does England – Japan start?
2023 Rugby World Cup Pool D clash between England and Japan set to kick off Sunday September 17 at 9:00 p.m. at the Allianz Riviera in Nice (France). The Georgian Nika Amashukeli will be the referee of the match.
On which channel to watch England – Japan?
Holder of TV rights for the 2023 Rugby World Cup with France 2 and M6, TF1 will broadcast the poster between the XV de la Rose and the Japanese.
How to follow England – Japan in streaming?
If you want to watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup match between England and Japan on your computer, smartphone or tablet, you will need to create an account on MyTF1.
What are the compositions of the XV of the Rose and Japan?
England: J.Marler, J.George, K.Sinckler – M.Itoje, O.Chessum – C.Lawes (c), B.Earl, L.Ludlam – A.Mitchell (m), G.Ford (o) – M .Tuilagi, J.Marchant – E.Daly, J.May, F.Steward.
Japan: K.Inagaki, S.Horie, J.Gu – J.Cornelsen, A.Fakatava – M.Leitch, P.Labuschagne, K.Himeno (c) – Y.Nagare (m), R.Matsuda (o) – R .Nakamura, T.Osada – J.Naikabula, K.Matsushima, S.Masirewa.
What are the predictions for England – Japan?
- Betclic: England: 1.05 / Draw: 30.00 / Japan: 10.00
- Bwin: England: 1.03 / Draw: 17.50 / Japan: 8.25
- ZeBet: England: 1.03 / Draw: 60.00 / Japan: 9.75
- Unibet: England: 1.06 / Draw: 45.00 / Japan: 11.80