England vs Australia: England vs Australia Live Stream How to watch Rugby World Cup quarter-finals on TV and live stream England will take on Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals this weekend after winning Pool C. Eddie Jones’ men won three group games before their final showdown with France was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis.
This match-up represents a far bigger challenge than England have faced so far, though Australia haven’t looked at the top of their game and finished second in Pool D behind Wales after being defeated by them.England have won their last six meetings with Australia – including a clean-sweep during the 2016 tour Down Under.
Australia’s last victory over England came in the 2015 Rugby World Cup pool stages when the host nation was eliminated before the knockout rounds.
RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch the England v Australia game on TV and online.Eddie Jones has picked a team with England’s Six Nations win in Dublin in mind. If Jones has a blueprint for precisely how he wants his team to play, that is the closest they have come to it since he took charge.
People need to understand that for Jones, selection is about picking the best players to fit the system he wants. England’s biggest strengths in this tournament are their power and their dynamism, so I’m not surprised he has added extra ballast, particularly with Samu Kerevi at No 12 for Australia. He is the epicentre of everything good for the Wallabies and he needs to be paid a huge amount of attention.
Ben Youngs urges England to attack from the start against Australia
Read more I’ve loved the soundbites coming out of Australia’s camp this week. They seem very well prepared mentally, they are a brilliant knockout team and that carries so much weight.
One of the key areas of the match will be the breakdown and with four fetchers on the field, a lot will rest on how much of a contest the referee, Jérôme Garcès, allows. That also brings tactical kicking into play – Australia kick the least, England among the most, and knowing when to keep the ball and when to try to pin back your opponents will be crucial. I also think England have the edge in the tight five and I am backing them to edge it.