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Watch England vs Japan Live Stream: How To Watch The Rugby World Cup Free

By Andy Watson

Published: 16:23, 12 September 2023 | Updated: 11:28, 19 September 2023

England and Japan will face off in their second group stage matches on Sunday 17th September. The match will take place at the Stade de Nice at 8pm UK time. Both teams won their opening World Cup matches so the victor here will have almost guaranteed their passage into the knockout stages.

How to Watch England vs Japan Live Stream In UK

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England vs Japan Preview

Both teams got their World Cup campaigns off to the exact starts that they would’ve been hoping for, in the end. Both teams had a bit of a shock early on with England losing Tom Curry to a red card after 3 minutes and Japan conceding an early try to Chile, but the responses would’ve been exactly what Steve Borthwick and Jamie Joseph were looking for.

England kept Argentina away from their line for the remainder of the 80 minutes, only conceding a consolation try in overtime. The steady accumulation of points from the boot of #10 George Ford, initially through three fabulous drop-goals, then a series of penalties, saw England build an unassailable lead. For 14 men it was a magnificent display with England’s rush defence to the fore.

Japan ran through some excellent phases of play against the Chilean Rugby World Cup debutants. They initially had to rely on the big lock forward Folau Fakatava to break through but ended with six different players crossing the try line. They are unlikely to get that level of freedom against England, but it was definitely a good match for the Brave Blossoms to blow away the cobwebs with.

This will be the first tournament meeting between the two nations, but two previous test matches have gone England’s way, with a 52-13 victory for the Red Rose only last year, albeit at Twickenham. This will undoubtedly be a closer contest bur one has to back England after their resilient display last weekend.

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