It's a clash of styles in this Rugby World Cup quarter-final showdown


The battle for a place in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals heats up and this one promises to be a classic, so you’ll want to watch an England v Fiji live stream. This article explains how you can view the quarter-final contest wherever you are, including details of how to watch for FREE on RTÉ Player in Ireland and ITVX in the UK.

Stade de Marseille is hosting this showdown (kick-off is 4:00pm) on a dry, sunny afternoon in the South of France. Below we’ll tell you all the details you need to tune in – and remember that if you’re watching from outside your home country, you can use a VPN to watch England v Fiji FOR FREE from abroad via ExpressVPN.

England qualified for the knock-out stages with a game to spare but failed to impress in their wins over Japan and Samoa. Meanwhile Fiji managed to qualify despite losing two pool stage games, and have their eyes on a first-ever Rugby World Cup semi-final.

England have made two personnel changes and four positional changes from the side that defeated Samoa. Captain Owen Farrell returns to fly-half, Elliot Daly returns to the left-wing from the centres with Jonny May switching to the right-wing. Joe Marchant is back at outside centre and Marcus Smith starts at full-back for only the second time in his test career.

For Fiji, Tevita Ikanivere, Albert Tuisue and Lekima Tagitagivalu all start in the pack while Semi Radradra starts on the left wing, with Vinaya Habosi switching to the right, and Ilaisa Droasese returns at full-back.

France’s Mathieu Raynal (who showed Tom Curry a red card in England’s first match of the tournament) referees the match, where England will be out to avenge their defeat to Fiji at Twickenham back in August.

The winner of this one will face South Africa or France in Paris next weekend for a shot at a Rugby World Cup final. So clear your schedule on Sunday and make sure you do not miss out on an England v Fiji live stream by following the information below. We have details of all the Rugby World Cup fixtures and how to watch them right here, and if you scroll down to the end of the article you can find the kick-off times where you are.

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Jonny May and Freddie Steward celebrate a try (Getty Images)

Watch England v Fiji: live stream for FREE from Ireland

In Ireland, coverage of World Cup matches is being shared between RTÉ and Virgin Media Television.

England v Fiji will be available FOR FREE on RTÉ2 and its RTÉ Player. Coverage starts at 3:30pm, ahead of the 4:00pm kick-off (Irish Standard Time).

If you’re an Irish resident away from home but want your usual coverage, it’s best to check out ExpressVPN (which comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee) and follow the instructions below.

How to watch an England v Fiji live stream from outside your country

If you want to watch the Rugby World Cup action from your country’s broadcaster but are abroad, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.

A VPN is a piece of software which offers both online privacy and the ability to change your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV like you would back at home while in another country.

Our fine colleagues at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPNs and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and lets you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.

Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.

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  1. Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)
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Watch England v Fiji: live stream for FREE from the UK

ITV have the exclusive rights to show the Rugby World Cup to UK audiences, including coverage of England v Fiji with coverage getting underway on ITV1 at 3:00pm ahead of the 4:00pm kick-off (BST).

You can also stream for free on ITVX via your computer or smart device. ITVX has an amazing app that works on almost all your smart devices, so just search for the app on any device, phone or console you have.

If you’re going to be away from home, you can use ExpressVPN to watch England v Fiji FOR FREE from abroad. You’ll also need a valid TV licence to watch ITVX.

Watch England v Fiji: live stream from South Africa

Springboks fans will be keeping an eye on this one as their semi-final opponents, if they can overcome France, comes from this quarter-final.

If you want to watch the Rugby World Cup from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. Build up for England v Fiji starts at 3:30pm, and the match kicks off at 5:00pm South Africa Standard Time.

There are various SuperSport packages available, whether you want to watch via DStv or stream.

Watch England v Fiji: live stream from the USA

For those who live in the United States, England v Fiji kicks-off at 11:00am (ET), 8:00am (PT) on Sunday 15 October.

Like every game of the tournament, England v Fiji will be available on the Peacock Premium streaming service, which is available for $5.99 per month.

Watch England v Fiji: live stream from Australia

Aussie rugby fans should tune in to Stan Sport, as the streaming platform is showing all 48 matches of the tournament, ad-free, live and on demand.

Rugby lovers in Australia can watch coverage of England v Fiji from 1:30am on Monday 16 October, with kick off at 2:00am.

It costs $15 a month to add Stan Sport to your general Stan plan. There is also a 30-day free trial available so you can give Stan a run out first – though this does not apply to Stan Sport.

Watch England v Fiji: live stream from New Zealand

To catch this match, rugby fans in New Zealand can tune in for an 4:00am kick-off on Monday 16 October on Sky Sport NZ. A Rugby World Cup 2023 Pass is available for $89.99, giving you access to all 48 matches live and on demand.

Delayed coverage of the match will also be available FREE-TO-AIR on Sky Open.

Watch England v Fiji: live stream for FREE from Europe

World Rugby’s RugbyPass TV streaming service is providing English language Rugby World Cup live streams FOR FREE in Albania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Malta, Slovakia and Ukraine.

TF1 have the broadcast rights in France – however, they have also agreed a sub-licensing deal for 28 of the 48 matches with commercial broadcaster M6 and public-service broadcaster France Télévisions as well. Kick off is at 5:00pm French time.

In Italy, Rai and Sky Italia are sharing the rights to show the World Cup. England v Fiji kicks off at 5:00pm in Italy.

Watch England v Fiji: live stream for FREE from Asia

World Rugby’s RugbyPass TV streaming service is providing Rugby World Cup live streams FOR FREE in China, Mongolia, Myanmar, South Korea, Turkmenistan and Vietnam.

beIN Sports is the place to go to watch an England v Fiji live stream in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Philippines, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. All 48 matches of the tournament will be available on the beIN Sports Connect app, and on dedicated pop-up channel beIN Sports Rugby.

In some countries (including Hong Kong, Singapore and Philippines), Rugby World Cup matches are not included as part of your usual BeIN Sports subscription. To watch the tournament, you’ll need to pay for an additional RWC Pass, which will give you access to all the matches. (Prices vary by country.)


England v Fiji: teams line-ups

ENGLAND: Marcus Smith; Jonny May, Joe Marchant, Manu Tuilagi, Elliot Daly; Owen Farrell (captain), Alex Mitchell; Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Dan Cole; Maro Itoje, Ollie Chessum; Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Ben Earl

Replacements: Theo Dan, Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler, George Martin, Billy Vunipola, Danny Care, George Ford, Ollie Lawrence

FIJI: Ilaisa Droasese; Vinaya Habosi, Waisea Nayacalevu (captain), Josua Tuisova, Semi Radradra; Vilimoni Botitu, Frank Lomani; Eroni Mawi, Tevita Ikanivere, Luke Tagi; Isoa Nasilasila, Albert Tuisue; Lekima Tagitagivalu, Levani Botia, Viliame Mata

Replacements: Samuel Matavesi, Peni Ravai, Mesake Doge, Meli Derenalagi, Vilive Miramira, Simione Kuruvoli, Iosefo Masi, Sireli Maqala

England v Fiji: kick-off times

UK: 4:00pm
South Africa: 5:00pm
11:00am (ET), 8:00am (PT)
2:00am (AEST), Monday 16 October
New Zealand:
4:00am, Monday 16 October

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