When is the Rugby World Cup final? Latest odds as England face South Africa

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When is the Rugby World Cup final? Latest odds as England face South Africa
England v Samoa - Rugby World Cup France 2023
Will England nab themselves a place in the Rugby World Cup final? (PIcture: Getty Images)

England are on the brink of a place in the 2023 Rugby World Cup final as they prepare to face reigning champions South Africa at the Stade de France on Saturday night.

Steve Borthwick’s side scored victory over Fiji in the quarter-finals last weekend, setting up a repeat of the 2019 final which saw them lose to the Springboks – with a showdown against New Zealand awaiting which ever side makes it to the last two.

Whoever’s in the final, it’ll be an unmissable match – but when is the Rugby World Cup final, how can you watch it – and what are the current odds?

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is the Rugby World Cup final?

The Rugby World Cup final takes place on Saturday October 28.

The match will be played at the Stade de France in Paris, with kick-off time at 8pm.

New Zealand already have their place in the final assured after they defeated Argentina 44-6 in their own semi-final on October 20.

New Zealand scored seven tries during the game including Will Jordan’s hat-trick and Shannon Frizell’s double while Jordie Barrett and Aaron Smith registered one each.

Argentina v New Zealand: Semi-Final - Rugby World Cup France 2023
New Zealand are aiming for a fourth title (Picture: Getty Images)

They’re now aiming to become Rugby World Cup champions for the fourth time in their history.

England – who last won the tournament in 2003 – have made it to the semi-final following their 30-24 win over Fiji in Marseille.

They’re hoping to go one better this year after losing 32-12 to South Africa at the 2019 Rugby World Cup final in Japan.4

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How to watch the Rugby World Cup final

The Rugby World Cup final will be screened live on ITV next Saturday night.

Live coverage of the match begins on ITV1 at 7pm head of the 8pm kick-off.

It’ll also be streamed live on ITVX.

What are the current Rugby World Cup odds?

According to Ladbrokes New Zealand are 10/11 to take the trophy – making them the current favourites.

South Africa are evens to retain their title, while England are the rank outsiders for the cup at 16/1.

The reigning champions are also favourites to win Saturday’s semi-final with odds of 1/6 while England are 4/1 to triumph.

England really have got it all to do if the latest odds are anything to go by; getting past South Africa and New Zealand would surely go down as one of the greatest World Cup wins of all time,’ Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati told metro.co.uk

‘New Zealand currently lead the way in the outright betting but that could all change come close of play tonight.’

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