England may not look like Rugby World Cup contenders in 2023, but they have defeated everything in their path so far as the end of the pool stage draws near.


The 2019 runners-up demolished Chile 71-0 in their last outing, the third of three expected, but far from guaranteed, victories that has put them in the driving seat in Pool D.

England are expected to have virtually sewn up the group by the time they next take to the field against Samoa, and their focus will slowly turn to the knockouts.

It remains to be seen how Steve Borthwick's side will hold up under the extreme pressure of a titanic force such as Ireland, South Africa or New Zealand, but given their form leading up to the tournament, to go three matches undefeated will taste sweet.

England lost five of their last six matches leading up to the start of the tournament, including their first ever defeat at the hands of Fiji in the final RWC warm-up clash.

RadioTimes.com brings you the full round-up of England's fixture list and results for the Rugby World Cup 2023.

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When do England play next?

England will play Samoa on Saturday 7th October at 4:45pm UK time in the Rugby World Cup 2023 pool stage.

England at Rugby World Cup 2023 – Pool stage

England have been drawn in Pool D for the opening stage of the tournament.

  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • England
  • Japan
  • Samoa

We will update this section with potential routes to the final, should England advance to the knockout stages.

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England fixtures and results – Rugby World Cup 2023

Pool stage

Saturday 9th September

England 27-10 Argentina (8pm, Stade de Marseille) ITV1 / ITVX

Sunday 17th September

England 34-12 Japan (8pm, Stade de Nice) ITV1 / ITVX

Saturday 23rd September

England 71-0 Chile (4:45pm, Stade Pierre-Mauroy) ITV1 / ITVX

Saturday 7th October

England v Samoa (4:45pm, Stade Pierre-Mauroy) ITV1 / ITVX

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