Unofficial England Rugby Union
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)