The Rugby World Cup 2023 match between England and Samoa looks to be a thrilling contest. Fans from all over the world are eager to watch this match due to Samoa’s undeniable quality and England’s long history in rugby. (tvacute.com) We’ll give you all the details you need to know about the game in this post, including the time, location, referee, and how to watch it on TV.
Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Date and Time:
The match between England and Samoa is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, at 4:45 PM British Summer Time (BST), or 5:45 PM local time in France.
Location: Stade Pierre-Mauroy
The game will be played in the LOSC Lille’s home ground, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, in France. With a seating capacity of slightly over 50,000, this amazing stadium also has a retractable roof, solar and wind energy systems, and a retractable roof. It will also host a number of activities during the Olympics in Paris in 2024, including handball and basketball competitions.
Referee: Andrew Brace
This game will be overseen by Andrew Brace. Despite receiving criticism in the past, Brace has gained expertise in challenging Tests. His most recent duties include Scotland’s Six Nations victory over Wales and England’s defeat to Argentina.
How to Watch the Rugby World Cup on TV
ITV is the sole broadcaster of the Rugby World Cup in the UK. The broadcaster will provide the specific channels for each match closer to the event. The BBC’s Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra, and BBC Sounds services will also offer radio commentary. In Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, specialized coverage will be offered.
Recent History: England and Samoa have played eight times, with England winning all of those games to retain a perfect record.
In addition to the encounter with Samoa, England will also play in the following other pool matches:
England vs. Argentina, Saturday, September 9, 8 p.m. (BST), Stade de Marseille
England vs. Japan, Sunday, September 17, 8 p.m., Stade de Nice
England vs. Chile, Saturday, September 23, 4:45 p.m., Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Updates on the England team:
Injury and suspension issues affected England’s Rugby World Cup team. Significant modifications include:
The first two World Cup games are off-limits for Owen Farrell due to his four-match suspension.
Alex Mitchell took Jack van Poortvliet’s position due to injury.
Due to his suspension, Billy Vunipola will only be absent for England’s first game.
Due to Anthony Watson‘s injury, Jonny May took his place.
The future is questionable for Kyle Sinckler because of a pectoral injury.
Former All Blacks Lima Sopoaga, Steven Luatua, and Charlie Faumuina are among the members of Samoa’s World Cup squad, which is coached by Seilala Mapuusa. Samoa’s team includes Christian Leali’ifano, who competed for Australia in the 2019 World Cup. Chris Vui and Michael Alaalatoa will serve as the team’s co-captains during the World Cup.
In conclusion, Rugby World Cup 2023‘s England vs. Samoa encounter guarantees exhilarating rugby action. As your favorite team competes for glory on the international stage, make sure to watch and show your support. As the event draws near, keep an eye on ITV for televised coverage and remain informed of the most recent changes in both squads.