Who will England play in the Rugby World Cup final if they beat South Africa?

They're just a game away.

Who will England play in the Rugby World Cup final if they beat South Africa?
England v Fiji: Quarter Final - Rugby World Cup France 2023
England are just a game away from a Rugby World Cup final spot (Picture: Getty Images)

England are just one game away from a place in the Rugby World Cup final following their thrilling win over Fiji in the quarter-finals last weekend.

Steve Borthwick’s side scored a 30-24 victory at the match in Marseille, with the side defying gloomy pre-tournament predictions as they nabbed themselves a spot in the last four.

They’ve got quite the challenge on their hands though – as they’ll have to beat reigning champions South Africa, following their nail-biting 29-28 win over host nation France in Paris on Sunday night.

The showdown is a repeat of the 2019 final, in which England lost to South Africa – and they’ll be hoping they can triumph this time, in their ongoing bid to become world champions for the first time since 2003.

But who could they face in the final if they do emerge victorious on Saturday?

Here’s what you need to know…

Who could England play in the Rugby World Cup final?

If England beat South Africa on Saturday night they will meet either Argentina or New Zealand in the final.

New Zealand secured their place in the semi-finals with an incredible 28-24 victory over world number one side Ireland in Paris last Saturday evening.

Argentina, meanwhile, came from behind to stun Wales 17-29 in Marseille in their quarter-final showdown.

England v Fiji: Quarter Final - Rugby World Cup France 2023
England triumphed over Fiji to win their semi-final spot (Picture: Getty Images)

They will face each other on Friday night at the Stade de France, with live coverage on ITV1 from 7.30pm and the match kicking off at 8pm.

England won their place in the final after keeping everybody on the edge of their seats during the clash against Fiji.

Having led 24-10 heading into the final quarter, England’s lead soon evaporated with two quickfire Fijian tries bringing the scores level – until six points courtesy of captain Owen Farrell saw them edge back ahead.

How to watch England vs South Africa on TV

England vs South Africa takes place on Saturday, October 21, with kick-off at 8pm BST.

The match takes place at the Stade de France.

Coverage will begin on ITV 4 from 6.45pm, before switching to ITV 1 from 7.15pm.

Fans will also be able to watch a live stream of the game on ITVX.

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