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The tension and excitement are mounting as the 2023 Rugby World Cup enters the Knockout stages. Tomorrow’’s matches will decide which teams will move on to the semi-finals, with England taking on Fiji and France facing off against South Africa. Both matches promise to be thrilling and unpredictable. England will look to continue their strong form, while Fiji will be hoping to pull a stunner by beating clear favourites England on Sunday. In the other fixture of the day, Hosts France will seek to give their fans a show and leverage on home advantage to advance into the semi-final against an accomplished South African side.
To get you prepared for this exciting weekend of rugby, we’re giving you a comprehensive look at the schedule and what to expect from each match. Get ready for a thrilling and unforgettable weekend of rugby!
Today’s matches and schedule – Rugby World Cup 15/10/2023
On Saturday, 15/10/2023, two games are scheduled to be played. Here is a breakdown of the games:
England vs Fiji (4 pm BST, Stade Vélodrome)
France vs South Africa (8 pm BST, Stade de France)
The Rugby World Cup is heating up, and today’s matches will be intense. Both teams will fight for a place in the next round, so it’s all to play for. Every detail matters, and we’ll be analysing the games in depth. Don’t miss a thing!
— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 14, 2023
England vs Fiji. (15:00 GMT, Stade Vélodrome)
English fans would be looking to see their team go further in this tournament, but if they must do so, they have to overcome the Fiji team, who have shown they are not pushovers. The Fiji team secured an impressive win over Australia and advanced to this stage of the competition. England’s experienced players could be the key to their success against Fiji. Several team members have played key roles in previous victories, Such as Owen Farrell, Ellis Genge, George martins. Fiji have never reached the semi-finals, having been beaten by France and South Africa in their previous attempts. Can they upset the odds and defeat England?
France vs South Africa (19:00 GMT, Stade de France, Saint-Denis)
France and South Africa enter the quarter-finals with strong performances under their belts. France won all four pool matches, while South Africa suffered just one defeat. Both teams will be looking to take their momentum into the tournament’s next stage and book their place in the semi-finals. Will France’s 100% record hold up, or will South Africa’s physicality prove too much?
The last couple of quarter-finals have seen contrasting fortunes for the two sides, with France losing in the last two they’ve featured in and South Africa winning their last two. France will be hoping that home advantage gives them an edge. With both teams performing well in the pool stages, it’s set to be a thrilling clash. History is on the line for both teams – can France extend their winning streak of 18 wins on home soil, or will South Africa end this streak in France?
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