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Rugby World Cup: Argentina vs. England lineups – The duel for Bronze

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World Cup Semi-final match between England and South Africa at Stade de France on October 21, 2023 in Paris, France. Photo by Icon Sport

Like two mighty eagles soaring in the same sky, Argentina and England prepare to clash on the battlefield, igniting a game that holds the unpredictable allure of a hidden gem. This captivating encounter offers a chance for both teams to stake their claim for the coveted third place. Mark your calendars for the extraordinary clash between Argentina and England, scheduled for Friday, October 27, 2023. The majestic Stade de France in Paris shall witness the fierce showdown, with the harmonious kick-off at 8 pm BST.

Argentina vs England team lineups and news

Both teams are determined to end their tournament with a strong performance after experiencing the disappointment of losing in the semi-finals. Argentina faced a brutal defeat at the hands of New Zealand, while England suffered a heartbreaking loss in the final moments against South Africa. For England, this is their second time competing in the Bronze Final. In 1995, they faced France but unfortunately came up short. They came incredibly close to securing a spot in this year’s grand finale but were narrowly beaten by a single point in their match against South Africa.

On the other hand, Argentina has tasted success in the Bronze Final before, securing a third-place finish in 2007. However, their hopes were dashed in 2015 when South Africa defeated them. Both teams will be eager to showcase their talents and demonstrate their resilience in this highly anticipated match. Following this is the Argentina vs England World Cup lineup.

 

Team news: Argentina

Argentina’s head coach, Michael Cheika, has made three adjustments to his starting team for this match. In the second row, Pedro Rubiolo will take over from Tomas Lavanini. Tomás Cubelli will replace Gonzalo Bertranou as the scrum half, and Jeronimo de la Fuente will step in for Santiago Chocobares as the inside-centre. These changes have been implemented to ensure a more robust and more balanced starting XV for Argentina’s battle against England.

Argentina predicted lineup

Mallia; Boffelli, Cinti, De la Fuente, M Carreras; S Carreras, Cubelli; Gallo, Montoya (capt), Kodela; Petti, Rubiolo; Gonzalez, Kremer, Isa

Replacements: Creevy, Sclavi, Bello, Alemanno, Bruni, Bazan, Sanchez, Moroni

 

Team news: England

In preparation for the bronze final match against Argentina, England’s head coach, Steve Borthwick, has made some changes to the front row of his starting lineup. Ellis Genge, Theo Dan, and Will Stuart will form the new front row. In the second row, Ollie Chessum will join Maro Itoje. Sam Underhill has earned a starting position as a flanker. Ben Young will take over as the scrum-half, replacing Alex Mitchell. Henry Arundell will play on the left wing instead of Elliot Daly. Finally, Marcus Smith makes his return at full-back, with Freddie Steward shifting to the wing. These adjustments have been made to strengthen and enhance England’s lineup for their crucial match against Argentina.

England predicted lineup

Smith; Steward, Marchant, Tuilagi, Arundell; Farrell (captain), Youngs; Genge, Dan, Stuart; Itoje, Chessum; Curry, Underhill, Earl

Replacements: George, Rodd, Cole, Ribbans, Ludlam, Care, Ford, Lawrence

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Photo by Hugo Pfeiffer/Icon Sport

 

Will last match brawl affect Tom Curry’s performance?

Tom Curry, a flanker for England, has been included in the starting lineup for the upcoming match. Earlier this week, Curry received messages of support from his club, Sale Sharks, as well as from England and the Rugby Football Union. This show of support stems from an incident in the semi-final match, where Curry accused South Africa’s Bongi Mbonambi of making a racist remark towards him. The case is currently being investigated, but World Rugby has not provided a timeline for when their initial investigation will be completed.


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