"Dream for Borthwick" - England’s World Cup fixtures confirmed with routine route to final - Ruck

“Dream for Borthwick” – England’s World Cup fixtures confirmed with routine route to final

Let’s start with the positive news, particularly for fans of England and Wales.

In this year’s men’s World Cup, the initial draw favors Steve Borthwick’s team as they won’t face any opponents ranked higher than seventh in the world until the semi-finals.

Wales, who were among the top-tier seeds during the draw, have a relatively manageable pool stage ahead of them.

On the other hand, Scottish fans have fewer reasons to celebrate. Despite their rise in the rankings since the draw, they will encounter formidable teams like South Africa and Ireland in the pool stage.

However, it is expected that the circumstances will be different for the next edition of the tournament, scheduled for 2027.

The draw for this event in Australia will occur later in the cycle, primarily due to changes in the ownership and management of the competition.

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Rugby World Cup Fixtures: Home Nations:

*England fixtures in bold.

Round 1:

Saturday 9th September: England vs Argentina, 20:00 kick-off: Pool D

Saturday 9th September: Ireland vs Romania, 14:30 kick-off: Pool B

Sunday 10th September: South Africa vs Scotland, 16:45 kick-off: Pool B

Sunday10th September: Wales vs Fiji, 20:00 kick-off: Pool C

England’s, Lewis Moody battles with Argentina’s Santiago Fernandez – Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 – Mobile: 0797 1270 681 – 14/11/2009 – SPORT – Rugby Union – International – Investec Challenge – England v Argentina – Twickenham

Round 2:

Saturday 16th September: Wales vs Final Qualifier Winner, 16:45 kick-off: Pool C

Saturday 16th September: Ireland vs Tonga, 20:00 kick-off: Pool B

Sunday 17th September: England vs Japan, 20:00 kick-off: Pool D

Alex Lozowski of England commits a tackle during the Quilter International Match between England and Japan at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on 17th November 2018. [Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK]