Score and updates from the 2023 Rugby World Cup | EUROtoday
Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sport’s reside protection of England’s third pool match at this yr’s Rugby World Cup, towards Chile in Lille.
This will probably be a stroll in the park for England, gained’t it? Won’t it!? Especially with captain Owen Farrell again in the fly-half after his ban for a harmful deal with in the warm-ups? Given Samoa and Japan have each comfortably dispatched Chile already in Pool D, with Los Cóndores the lowest-ranked staff at this event.
That doesn’t imply they need to be taken evenly by England, nonetheless, who’ve picked a robust aspect whereas resting some key personnel. Naturally, something however a convincing, bonus-point win over the South Americans in the present day will probably be seen as a step backwards for Steve Borthwick’s aspect – after a reasonably constructive begin to the event – forward of the Samoan problem in a fortnight’s time.
Kevin Sinfield, Borthwick’s defence coach, was hailing the return of Farrell on Friday, along with his management credentials a cornerstone of this squad.
“[He’s] just a wonderful leader,” Sinfield stated. “Speaks volumes that he’s had a massive impact on the group without playing the game. He’s been running the opposition team in training for us. To have him back is great.”
Martin Sígren, the Chilean captain and certainly one of their standouts, warned England of the problem of a staff which will probably be filled with struggle.
“It is a huge challenge,” Sígren stated. “There are very few opportunities one has to face a team with as much history as England and on a Rugby World Cup stage.
“We want to take advantage of it and enjoy it to the fullest.
“I think they are going to look to exhaust us emotionally and see if we give up, which will make it easier for them. That is what we want to fight and it is the most important challenge. We have to be in the fight and battle during the 80 minutes regardless of the score.”
All the staff information, with confirmed line-ups, is subsequent!