England vs Australia

England vs Australia : England will be looking to right the wrongs of four years ago when they meet Australia for a place in the Rugby World Cup semi-final on Saturday.

At the last World Cup, in 2015, England lost a must-win pool stage game against the Aussies that saw them dumped out on home soil.

England vs Australia

2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final

​Venue: Oita Stadium

​Date: Saturday, 19 October, 2019

​Kick-off: 8:15am BST

Under Eddie Jones, however, they have won all six of their meetings against the Wallabies, and will be favourites to make it seven out of seven in Oita.

Team news and line-ups

Eddie Jones has sprung a big selection shock by switching Owen Farrell from inside centre to fly-half and dropping George Ford to the bench, with Manu Tuilagi stepping inside to 12 and Henry Slade coming into midfield.

It was England’s preferred 10-12-13 trio during the Six Nations and is no doubt designed at least in part to counteract the threat of imposing Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi.

No8 Billy Vunipola is fit to start after overcoming an ankle knock suffered against Argentina, while brother Mako replaces Joe Marler at loosehead.

Courtney Lawes is preferred to George Kruis in the second row.

TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
​The match will be televised live on ITV1 and ITV1 HD with build-up starting at 7:30am BST.

​TV license payers can also stream the match online via the ITV website and the ITV Hub.

You can also follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog with Will Macpherson in Oita.

Head to Head record and history (h2h)
The two sides have met 50 times, with Australia currently edging the overall head-to-head 25-24, with one draw.

However, England’s current six-game winning streak is the longest in the rivalry’s history. They have met six times in Rugby World Cups, winning three apiece.

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