As we eagerly anticipate the Rugby World Cup 2023, all eyes are on England as they prepare to compete against the best teams in the world.
With teams raring to go, and with the world's best players set to take center stage in France, the 2023 Rugby World Cup is set to be an unmissable event.
England will begin their RWC 2023 campaign against Argentina in Marseille on Saturday 9th September.
After a disappointing performance in their first warm-ups against Wales, England made a comeback in their recent test defeating Wales. As a result, the two teams appear to be evenly matched as they approach their upcoming opening matches.
In this blog, we will delve into the exciting England fixtures at the Rugby World Cup 2023 and explore the formidable squad that will represent the nation.Explore Rugby World Cup Hospitality
Who is the captain of the England rugby team 2023?
Owen Farrell will captain England in his third Rugby World Cup with Ellis Genge and Courtney Lawes named as vice captains.
Speaking on appointing Farrell as captain, Steve Borthwick stated: "The passion in him, I think he’s a fantastic leader. Players have enormous respect for him and I’m looking forward to the full squad getting together on Sunday night here at The Lensbury and starting training on Monday morning.”
England Rugby World Cup Squad
England head coach Steve Borthwick has named his official Rugby World Cup squad. Fans are hoping the new squad will bounce back from a poor Six Nations campaign and a disappointing warm-up performance.
- Ollie Chessum (Leicester)
- Dan Cole (Leicester)
- Tom Curry (Sale)
- Theo Dan (Saracens)
- Ben Earl (Saracens)
- Ellis Genge (Bristol)
- Jamie George (Saracens)
- Maro Itoje (Saracens)
- Courtney Lawes (Northampton)
- Lewis Ludlam (Northampton)
- Joe Marler (Harlequins)
- George Martin (Leicester)
- David Ribbans (Toulon)
- Bevan Rodd (Sale)
- Kyle Sinckler (Bristol)
- Will Stuart (Bath)
- Billy Vunipola (Saracens)
- Jack Walker (Harlequins)
- Jack Willis (Toulouse)
- Henry Arundell (Racing 92)
- Danny Care (Harlequins)
- Elliot Daly (Saracens)
- Owen Farrell (Saracens)
- George Ford (Sale)
- Ollie Lawrence (Bath)
- Max Malins (Bristol)
- Joe Marchant (Stade Francais)
- Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
- Freddie Steward (Leicester)
- Manu Tuilagi (Sale)
- Jack van Poortvliet (Leicester)
- Anthony Watson (unattached)
- Ben Youngs (Leicester)
England Rugby World Cup Pool
England's Rugby World Cup fate has been revealed as they are drawn into Pool D alongside Japan, Argentina, Samoa, and Chile.
The knockout stages will follow the tradition and previous format, with the quarter-finals featuring teams from Pools A and B, then Pools C and D.
If fate allows, the stage could be set for an exciting match-up between Wales and England in the last eight. This will be a thrilling re-match after England’s loss against Wales in the warmups.
England Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures
To fully immerse yourself in the intensity and drama of the Rugby World Cup, we’ve listed England’s RWC 2023 fixtures below:
- 9th September 2023 - England v Argentina, Stade Vélodrome
- 17th September 2023 - England v Japan, Stade de Nice
- 23rd September 2023 - England v Chile, Stade Pierre-Mauroy
- 7th October 2023 - England v Samoa, Stade Pierre-Mauroy
- 14th October 2023 - Quarter-finals 1, Stade Vélodrome
- 14th October 2023 - Quarter-finals 2, Stade de France
- 15th October 2023 - Quarter-finals 3, Stade Vélodrome
- 15th October 2023 - Quarter-finals 4, Stade de France
- 20th October 2023 - Semi-finals 1, Stade de France
- 21st October 2023 - Semi-finals 2, Stade de France
- 27th October 2023 - Bronze-final, Stade de France
- 28th October 2023 - Final, Stade de France
Mark your calendars for these thrilling encounters and get ready to witness the clash of titans on the rugby field in France.
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