England has reached the final of a Rugby World Cup for the first time in 12 years. Standing in their way of a second Webb Ellis trophy, however, is a South Africa side which has proved itself capable of beating anyone throughout the course of the tournament.
England will head in as favourites – after all, they knocked off the All Blacks in the semi-finals – but the 2019 Rugby World Cup final shapes up as a thrilling clash. England has demonstrated just how much talent they have all over the pitch over the past few weeks and if they play at their best will be extremely tough to beat, but South Africa won’t be laying down.
The Rugby World Cup 2019 TV Preview – Can England win a second World Cup?
England currently sits fourth in the rankings behind Wales, New Zealand and Ireland – but it’s all very close. They have found their form again this year after a torrid, injury-hit 2018 campaign that saw them lose six games on the bounce. They redeemed themselves in the European autumn with wins over Australia, South Africa and Japan, but a narrow one-point loss to the All Blacks meant a clean sweep was not to be.
There have been lots of reasons to be cheerful if you’re an England fan in the World Cup, though. A strong performance in the Six Nations saw them beat a quality Ireland side in Dublin, whilst a 44-8 mauling of the French personified their acute attacking prowess. They’ve also showed some sparkling form in the Rugby World Cup 2019 warm-ups and seem to be peaking at just the right time.
How to Stream every England match in the Rugby World Cup 2019™
Kayo Sports will have every match of the Rugby World Cup 2019™ LIVE with no ad-breaks during play. You’ll also get access to a range of great features, including SplitView (which lets you watch up to four different sporting events simultaneously on the same screen, on compatible devices) as well as No Spoilers (hides the scores) and Key Moments (lets you jump to the most important moments of the match – available for selected matches), all of which greatly enhance the viewing experience for those watching on-demand.
Simply take a moment to review the Kayo 14 days free trial, and then check out the Rugby World Cup 2019™ fixture list below. You can then start streaming team England Rugby live to a variety of eligible devices listed in the table on this page.
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What time do England play? Live TV Fixtures
TV fixtures are shown as Sydney time, so you may need to adjust the hour depending on where you live. The Rugby World Cup 2019™ on demand match replays will be made available following the conclusion of each game – so you will need to consult your on-screen Kayo TV guide listings for exact times.
England Live TV Times (Sydney time)
|Fri 1 Nov||New Zealand v Wales||8:00pm||Kayo / Fox Sports / 10Bold|
|Sat 2 Nov||England v South Africa||8:00pm||Kayo / Fox Sports / Channel 10|
Rugby World Cup Streaming Guide
Kayo Sports will have every match of the Rugby World Cup 2019™ LIVE with no ad-breaks during play across a wide range of streaming devices, including PC or Mac (Safari, Firefox, Chrome or Edge), as well as iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, Apple TV, Telstra TV and Android TV, and Google Chromecast. *Kayo requires internet & compatible device. Data charges may apply. Kayo service available in Australia only.
Devices supported on Kayo
– PC/Mac: Yes – MacOS 10.12+ (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) & Windows 10 (Chrome, Firefox, Edge); web browser only
– iOS/Android Phones/Tablets: Yes – Via native apps (iOS 11+ and Android 6+)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, 3rd Generation and Chromecast with Google TV for optimal streaming
– Telstra TV: Yes – Split View not available; Telstra TV1 limited to 720p
– Android TV: Yes – Via
– Samsung Smart TVs: Yes – 2017 and later models
– PS4 and Xbox One: Soon – App in development
– Apple TV: Yes – tvOS 11+, 4th Generation or higher
England Match Previews
England vs Tonga: England kick-off their campaign against an unfancied Tonga rugby team at the Sapporo Dome on September 22. They will be looking for a big performance to get their campaign off to a positive start.
England vs USA: Next up they play the USA, where the game of rugby recently went professional. England should be too strong in all areas over 80 mins, but the Eagles do have some real attacking flair.
England vs Argentina: This could potentially be England’s toughest group game. The Pumas will be desperate to make it into the quarter finals, and a win against England would near enough guarantee it.
England vs France: Referred to as “le crunch”, England and France have a big history in rugby head-to-heads. Expect lots of big hits, plenty of counter-attacking brilliance and lots of emotion. This will be one of the standout Pool games this World Cup.
England’s previous World Cup results
For a team that invented the sport of rugby, England should be known for more success than they are in the game’s flagship competition. Their historic moment came in 2003 when they beat Australia in Sydney to claim their first and only Webb Ellis trophy, thanks to a last-minute drop goal from legendary fly-half Jonny Wilkinson.
However, losses in the final to Australia in 1991 and South Africa in 2007 mean that England have often fallen short when facing Southern Hemisphere teams – highlighted by their 2015 group stage loss to the Wallabies.
|1987||Quarter Finals (Wales)|
|1991||Runners Up (Australia)|
|1995||Fourth Place (France)|
|1999||Quarter Finals (South Africa)|
|2007||Runners Up (South Africa)|
|2011||Quarter Finals (France)|
England’s World Cup Stats
|Total Record||31 win / 13 def (70% win)|
|Biggest Win||111 – 13 (Uraguay 2003)|
|Biggest Defeat||36 – 0 (South Africa 2007)|
|All time leading points scorer||Jonny Wilkinson (277)|
|Most points in a match||Paul Grayson (36)|
|Most caps||Jason Leonard (22)|