England’s Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures, team and route to the final

England team huddle during the Chile match - England’s Rugby World Cup 2023 fixtures, team and route to the final

England maintained their perfect start to the 2023 Rugby World Cup with a dominant victory over Chile in their third Pool D match.

That followed an impressive opening win over Argentina and an ugly triumph over Japan.

With just Samoa left to play in their pool, England have all but qualified for the quarter-finals.

Who are in England’s group?

Pool D

What is England’s next game?

England’s next fixture is against Samoa in Lille on October 7

What is the latest England team news?

Tom Curry will be available to face Samoa after serving a two-match ban for his dangerous tackle against Argentina.

England’s full Pool D fixtures and schedule

All matches on ITV1.

Pool D matches

What is England’s route to the final?

Based on results so far, England and Argentina should progress from Pool D.

If England advance as one of Pool D’s top two teams, they will likely face either Wales, Australia or Fiji from Pool C in the quarter-finals. So far so beatable.

Indeed, it is only if they reach the semi-finals that England would have to play a team in the top five of the current world rankings. And in a one-off knockout match, it is anyone’s game. Next stop, the final?

For the full World Cup schedule, click here.

How do I watch the Rugby World Cup on TV?

ITV have the exclusive broadcast rights in the UK, with the vast majority on ITV1. You can read our guide to the 12 best pundits and commentators working at the tournament.

The radio commentary of every match will be available only on the BBC, across Radio 5 Live, 5 Sports Extra and the BBC Sounds service. The BBC says there will be a “bespoke output” in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In the US, the tournament is being shown on NBC Sports. In South Africa the TV coverage is on SuperSport.