The dominant Red Roses will hope to make another statement as they pursue a third title and first since 2014, having cruised through the group stage.
Simon Middleton’s side ran in 14 and 13 tries respectively in one-sided blitzes of both Fiji and South Africa, while they also came out on top in a more gruelling physical battle with Six Nations rivals France to top Pool C.
England have laughed off criticism over their supposedly “boring” style of play and will be favourites to continue their formidable 28-match Test winning streak in Auckland, with captain Sarah Hunter becoming her country’s most-capped player.
Old rivals Australia finished as runners-up to hosts New Zealand in Pool A, overcoming Scotland and Wales in tight affairs after opening with a heavy loss to their neighbours.
How to watch England vs Australia
TV channel: In the UK, Sunday’s early game is being broadcast live free-to-air on ITV, with coverage beginning at 1:15am BST ahead of a 1:45am kick-off time.
Live stream: You can also watch all the action as it unfolds live online via the ITV Hub or ITV website.