England vs Argentina: Rugby World Cup kick-off time, TV channel and schedule

England open their World Cup campaign this weekend (Photo: Julian Finney-World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images)

England against Argentina takes place tomorrow (Saturday September 9) – the opening clash for the two Pool D teams in the Rugby World Cup 2023.

Steve Borthwick’s England team could hardly have sustained a more disastrous and chaotic rise to power At the biggest tournament in the gameand expectations for the 2019 finalists are at a historically low level.

England suffered their first ever defeat against Fiji in a warm-up match at Twickenham last month, and their form following their fourth-place finish at the tournament Six Nations also saw them lose to Wales and Ireland.

However, that’s only half the story of their dismal preparations for the World Cup, with Owen Farrell and Billy Vunipola handed out bans for high tackles against Wales and Ireland respectively.

Farrell will be forced not to participate in the match against Argentina and the following week’s encounter with Japan, while Vunipola will be absent for the clash with the South Americans.

However, victory against World Cup dark horse Argentina – managed by former Australia boss Michael Cheika – will go a long way to calming English nerves and improving the public mood around the national team.

Here’s everything you need to know about the England-Argentina match.

When will England v Argentina take place? Kick-off time and date

The match will start this evening – Saturday September 9 – at 8 p.m. BSTand will be held at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille, France.

England were put to the test in training (Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

England vs Argentina TV Channel

England against Argentina will be broadcast live on ITV from 7.15pm. Fans will also be able to tune in live via ITVX.

ITV will have live television coverage of all 48 matches of Rugby World Cup over the next seven weeks.

What is the composition of the England XV?

The England XV who will face Argentina was announced on Thursday.

England XV against Argentina


  • 15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 26 caps)
  • 14. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 73 caps)
  • 13. Joe Marchant (Stade Français, 19 caps)
  • 12. Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 53 caps)
  • 11. Elliot Daly (Saracens, 59 caps)
  • 10. George Ford – vice-captain (Sale Sharks, 85 caps)
  • 9. Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 6 caps)
  • 1. Ellis Genge – vice-captain (Bristol Bears, 52 caps)
  • 2. Jamie George (Saracens, 79 caps)
  • 3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 102 caps)
  • 4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 70 caps)
  • 5. Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 11 caps)
  • 6. Courtney Lawes – captain (Northampton Saints, 100 caps)
  • 7. Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 45 caps)
  • 8. Ben Earl (Saracens, 18 caps).


  • 16. Theo Dan (Saracens, 3 caps)
  • 17. Joe Marler (Harlequins, 82 caps)
  • 18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 29 caps)
  • 19. George Martin (Leicester Tigers, 3 caps)
  • 20. Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 21 caps)
  • 21. Danny Care (Harlequins, 90 caps)
  • 22. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 24 caps)
  • 23. Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 14 caps).
Michael Cheika will be keen to engineer the win against England (Photo: Gaspafotos/MB Media/Getty Images)

Alongside the suspended Farrell and Vunipola, Borthwick will be without Jack van Poortvliet and Anthony Watson who have both removed from the team in recent weeks due to injury.

Elliot Daly, Tom Curry, George Martin and Kyle Sinckler all complained in the build-up to the Marseille encounter, but England were hopeful the quartet would be fit enough to feature.

Argentina, meanwhile, have no further injury doubts ahead of the game.

England vs Argentina odds

Match odds

England: EVS

Argentina: 10/11

Draw: 17/1

Odds courtesy of Betfair

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