England Team to face Australia in Quarter Final

By RWC 2019
October 15 2019

England will be wanting to get off the starting blocks quick and hopefully score the first points.  We wish them the very best of luck and as fans all we ask is they give their all!  Biggest News Ford dropped, Farrell at 10 and Slade 13 hope it works as I don't rate Slade at all.



Rugby World Cup 2019

Quarter Final

England v Australia

Oita Stadium, Oita Prefecture - 0815 Kick Off BST


England will be looking to perform well, as this is it (do or die)! stage now of the competition.  This is what they have been building towards, training towards and dreaming about.  I'ts here, I'ts Now!


"There is a lot of energy on the training pitch," said Daly. "We had to rein it back a bit today because the boys were getting a bit too excited. That is the overarching theme for everybody and we are excited to see where we can take this and, hopefully, get the victory on Saturday."   

Daly recognises his defensive role will be crucial against Australia.  Theu have dangerous backs capable of running in tries from long distance.the Wallabies prefer to keep the ball in hand rather than repeatedly kick for position, Daly is wary of their ability to expose the opposition with clever cross-kicks.      


Australian head coach Michael Cheika backs his players to rise to the challenge on Saturday when they face England and  scrum-half Nic White says there is "definitely more to come" from the backs in their World Cup quarter-final. 



England: Daly; Watson, Slade, Tuilagi, May; Farrell (capt), Youngs; M Vunipola, George, Sinckler; Itoje, Lawes; Curry, Underhill, B Vunipola.

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Marler, Cole, Kruis, Ludlam, Heinz, Ford, Joseph.



Australia : Beale; Hodge, Petaia, Kerevi, Koroibete; Lealiifano, Genia; Alaalatoa, Latu, Sio; Arnold, Rodda; Naisarani, Hooper (c), Pocock.

Replacements: Uelese, Slipper, Tupou, Coleman, Salakaia-Loto, White, To'omua, O'Connor.




Referee: Jerome Garces (French)

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England Team to face Australia in Quarter Final
Posted by: Unofficial England Rugby Union (IP Logged)
Date: 17/10/2019 09:48

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Re: England Team to face Australia in Quarter Final
Posted by: Tigersfan1 (IP Logged)
Date: 17/10/2019 10:18

Some big calls from Eddie there, overall I'm left a little less confident than if he had started with Kruis and Ford/Farrell/Tuilagi. Pros and cons for all the selections though, hopefully we will be strong enough across the 23 to win. I expect it to be close though.

Re: England Team to face Australia in Quarter Final
Posted by: UnofficialEnglandRugby (IP Logged)
Date: 17/10/2019 11:56

I just can't understand Slade being in, I don't rate him at all

Re: England Team to face Australia in Quarter Final
Posted by: Tigersfan1 (IP Logged)
Date: 17/10/2019 13:00

Iím not against Slade but heís not in form and probably not fully match sharp at the moment. Also I prefer Manu at 13, although I expect them to switch positions for some attack moves. I just think we will be easier to defend against than Ford/Farrell/Manu.

And I prefer Lawes as an impact sub, shame the Sarries axis at 2,4,5,8 has been broken up.

But Iím still backing us for a narrow win 👍

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