England v Australia 2015 Live Stream and Rugby World Cup Free to Air TV


Full Rugby World Cup Free to Air TV fixturesEngland are the host nation of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and after a strong opening game against Fiji, they crumbled in the late going against Wales and now take on bitter rival Australia in a match they can ill afford to lose.

Pool A is perhaps the most intriguing group of the lot given that England, Wales and Australia will be fighting it out for two spots in the knockout stage, and you need not miss a minute of the action when watching live on a standard or HD TV, or streaming the game to a mobile or internet connected device with a Free trial.

England vs Australia Preview

These two sides have a wonderful rich history, dating back to 1909. They have played each other on 43 occasions, the most famous being the 2003 World Cup of Rugby Final at Stadium Australia, when the right boot of Jonny Wilkinson sunk the hearts of every Australian in extra time. The Wallabies do hold the head-to-head advantage, with an overall record of 24-18.

The Wallabies have gone about their business quietly so far in their two pool matches, beating Fiji 28-13 before comfortably accounting for Uruguay 65-3, which has Australia sitting atop Pool A with a chance at the easier path through the knockout stage.

This is a must win game for England. A loss here and they remain stuck on six points and more than likely eight points away from Wales, and that gap will be too big to overcome. On the flip side, if the Wallabies get the job done, and get a bonus point, they will assure themselves a spot in the quarter finals.

When: Sunday October 4
Where: Twickenham, London
Time: 5:00 am Sydney Time
Live TV: Nine, Gem, Fox Sports 2

England v Australia Replay Times: Sunday October 4 from 10:30 am to noon, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm and 11:00 pm to midnight (Sydney time), refer to your local listings for regional differences. (Exclusively on Fox Sports 2)

Live Streaming options and a Free Trial

This England v. Australia Rugby World Cup match will be on Free to Air TV, but Fox Sports 2 will provide the most complete coverage as seen in the broadcast schedule below, including live, in HD and ad-break freesiren to siren, as well as full Match Replays through-out.

So if you’re a resident of Australia you may wish to consider Foxtel Play’s Free live TV trial, which will broadcast this exciting match and all 48 games of the Rugby World Cup online*, as well as offering live England v Australia streaming to eligible mobile devices using the Foxtel Go app.

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England Match Preview

The host nation kicked off its tournament with a comfortable win over Fiji, and all seemed rosy…that was until their shock loss at the hands of fellow host nation Wales. Questions are being asked about this side and their credentials, including League convert Sam Burgess, who was heavily criticised for the way he played against Wales. Fortunately, England have home ground advantage which has been vital, with three host nations winning the title from the seven tournaments so far.

Australia Match Preview

The Wallabies are two time winners of the World Cup, including a victory in Wales in 1999, so they know what it takes to get it done on the big stage in the UK. In saying that, they have struggled over the past two years when they have faced England at Twickenham during their Spring Tour, losing on both occasions. But their form at the World Cup, particularly against Uruguay, has been quite impressive and they should go in full of confidence that they can go three from three. This game will be one of the best of the entire World Cup, but don‘t look for England v the Wallabies on Free to Air without ad-breaks in Australia.

Rugby World Cup on Free to Air TV

Channel 9 (four games) and its HD sister channel GEM (an extra five) will cover nine Pool matches of the 2015 Rugby World Cup as seen in the TV fixtures list below. The commentary team is headed by Cameron Williams and Ken Sutcliffe, with expert comments from Phil Waugh, Brendan Cannon and Nathan Sharpe as well as several others.

World Cup of Rugby on Foxtel

Fox Sports 2 has the most complete coverage of the World Cup, showing every game live with no ad breakssiren-to-siren. The tournament will also be comprehensively covered through Fox Sports News 500 as well as special Rugby shows such as World Cup Weekly and Rugby Legends. George Gregan, Phil Kearns and John Eales bring a gold mine full of World Cup experience having all been previous champions.

RWC 2015 Dates

See the complete Rugby World Cup broadcast schedule here.

DateEventTime
Date: Sat Sep 19Event: Opening CeremonyTime: LIVE at 3:30amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 19Event: England v FijiTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 19Event: Tonga v Georgia*Time: LIVE at 9:00pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 19Event: Ireland v CanadaTime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 20Event: South Africa v JapanTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 20Event: France v ItalyTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 20Event: Samoa v USATime: LIVE at 9:00pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 20Event: Wales v UruguayTime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Sep 21Event: New Zealand v ArgentinaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Wed Sep 23Event: Scotland v JapanTime: LIVE at 11.30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Thu Sep 24Event: Australia v FijiTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: yes
Date: Thu Sep 24Event: France v RomaniaTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Fri Sep 25Event: New Zealand v NamibiaTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 26Event: Argentina v GeorgiaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Sep 26Event: Italy v CanadaTime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 27Event: South Africa v SamoaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 27Event: England v WalesTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Sun Sep 27Event: Australia v UruguayTime: LIVE at 9:00pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: yes
Date: Sun Sep 27Event: Scotland v USATime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Sep 28Event: Ireland v RomaniaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Wed Sep 30Event: Tonga v NamibiaTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Fri Oct 2Event: Wales v FijiTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Fri Oct 2Event: France v CanadaTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 3Event: New Zealand v GeorgiaTime: LIVE at 5:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 3Event: Samoa v JapanTime: LIVE at 11:30pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 4Event: South Africa v ScotlandTime: LIVE at 1:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: yes
Date: Sun Oct 4Event: England v AustraliaTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 5Event: Argentina v TongaTime: LIVE at 12:30amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 5Event: Ireland v ItalyTime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Wed Oct 7Event: Canada v RomaniaTime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Wed Oct 7Event: Fiji v UruguayTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Thu Oct 8Event: South Africa v USATime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Thu Oct 8Event: Namibia v GeorgiaTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 10Event: New Zealand v TongaTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 11Event: Samoa v ScotlandTime: LIVE at 12:30amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: yes
Date: Sun Oct 11Event: Australia v WalesTime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 11Event: England v UruguayTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 11Event: Argentina v NamibiaTime: LIVE at 10:00pmFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 12Event: Italy v RomaniaTime: LIVE at 12:30amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 12Event: France v IrelandTime: LIVE at 2:45amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: yesNine: no
Date: Mon Oct 12Event: USA v JapanTime: LIVE at 6:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 18Event: Quarter Finals beginTime: LIVE at 1:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Oct 25Event: Semi Finals beginTime: LIVE at 1:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sat Oct 31Event: Bronze FinalTime: LIVE at 6:15amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no
Date: Sun Nov 1Event: RWC FinalTime: LIVE at 2:00amFox Sports 2: yesFox Sports 2HD: yesGEM: noNine: no

* The Rugby World Cup Free to Air TV coverage includes just 9 Group matches, with the other 31 games available exclusively on Fox Sports in Australia. Above times listed in EST through September and EDT in October. Full match replays available on Fox Sports through-out the week, check your local guide for updates or changes.