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England vs South Africa live stream: Watch the Rugby World Cup

By Jonathan Davies

Published: 10:12, 19 October 2023 | Updated: 18:45, 25 October 2023

England go head to head with South Africa in a blockbuster World Cup semi-final showdown at Stade de France on Saturday (8pm BST).

It promises to be a mouth-watering contest in what is a repeat of the 2019 final, which the Springboks won 32-12 for their third title.

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England vs South Africa preview

This is very much business as usual as far as both nations are concerned. Indeed, this will mark their sixth appearances in the semi-finals.

It is also set to be the sixth meeting between the sides at the Rugby World Cup, with South Africa prevailing in four of the five previous encounters.

After finishing second behind Ireland in Pool B, the Springboks then silenced the home crowd as they edged out France 29-28 in a pulsating quarter-final last weekend.

And they will be the favourites against England, who were not at their best in their final Pool D game against Samoa and quarter-final win over Fiji.

Nevertheless, Steve Borthwick’s side remain unbeaten at the tournament and that will give them confidence in their quest to reach a fifth final.

The England coach has made three changes from the win over Fiji. Freddie Steward takes Marcus Smith’s place at full-back, while Joe Marler and George Martin also come into the starting XV.

Jacques Nienaber names an unchanged South Africa 23 from the win over France, with Siya Kolisi captaining the Springboks at the World Cup for a record-equalling 11th time.

England: Freddie Steward, Jonny May, Joe Marchant, Manu Tuilagi, Elliot Daly, Owen Farrell, Alex Mitchell; Joe Marler, Jamie George, Dan Cole, Maro Itoje, George Martin, Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Ben Earl.

Replacements: Theo Dan, Ellis Genge, Kyle Sinckler, Ollie Chessum, Billy Vunipola, Danny Care, George Ford, Ollie Lawrence.

South Africa: Damian Willemse, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Jesse Kriel, Damian de Allende, Cheslin Kolbe, Manie Libbok, Cobus Reinach; Steven Kitshoff, Mbongeni Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Franco Mostert, Siya Kolisi, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Duane Vermeulen.

Replacements: Deon Fourie, Ox Nche, Vincent Koch, RG Snyman, Kwagga Smith, Faf de Klerk, Handre Pollard, Willie Le Roux.

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