England are through to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals but can they make it four wins out of four?


Can England make it four wins from four at the Rugby World Cup? Or will Samoa spring a shock and potentially muscle their way into the quarter-finals? Either way, you’ll want to watch an England v Samoa live stream today. This story explains how to tune in wherever you are, including details of how to watch for FREE on ITV1 and ITVX in the UK.

Stade Pierre-Mauroy is the venue for this Pool D encounter, with kick-off coming at 4:45pm (BST) on a warm, sunny afternoon in Lille. Below we’ll tell you all the details you need to tune in – and if you’re watching from outside your country, you can use a VPN to watch England v Samoa FOR FREE from abroad via ExpressVPN.

Steve Borthwick’s England have defied their poor pre-tournament form to pick up a hat-trick of victories, making it through to the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with a game to spare. Among many changes to the team that comprehensively beat Chile last time out, Tom Curry returns from suspension after his red card against Argentina, while Borthwick has opted to deploy the familiar George Ford/Owen Farrell axis at 10 and 12.

Despite losing twice already, Samoa still have chance of progressing with them if they are victorious in Lille and Argentina and Japan draw in Nantes on Sunday. Head coach Seilala Mapusua has made nine changes to the starting 15 that lost to Japan, picking an entirely new tight five. Ireland’s Andrew Brace is the referee for today’s encounter, the sides’ first meeting since 2017.

Make sure you do not miss out on an England v Samoa live stream today 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 team line-ups and the kick-off times where you are.

Watch England v Samoa

England and Samoa last met in 2017

Watch England v Samoa: live stream for FREE in the UK

ITV have the exclusive rights to show the Rugby World Cup to UK audiences, including England’s final match of the pool stages. Coverage of England v Samoa gets underway at 4:15pm (BST) today on ITV1, ahead of the 4:45pm kick-off.

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 outside of the UK, 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. As well as a VPN, you’ll need a valid TV licence to watch ITVX when abroad.

How to watch an England v Samoa 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.

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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Watch England v Samoa: live stream from South Africa

If you want to watch the Rugby World Cup from South Africa, SuperSport is the place to go. Build up for England v Samoa gets underway at 5:00pm, and the match kicks off at 5:45pm South Africa Standard Time.

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

Watch England v Samoa: live stream for FREE from Ireland

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

England v Samoa will be available FOR FREE on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player. Coverage starts at 4:30pm, ahead of the 4:45pm kick-off (Irish Standard Time).

If you’re going to be away from home, you can use ExpressVPN to watch England v Samoa FOR FREE from abroad.

Watch England v Samoa: live stream from the USA

For those who live in the United States, England v Samoa kicks-off at 11:45am (ET), 8:45am (PT). 

NBC Sports will be streaming all 48 matches, including England v Samoa, on their Peacock Premium streaming service, which is available for $5.99 per month.

England v Samoa is also one of the Rugby World Cup matches available on CNBC.

Sling is a smart TV service that allows people in the US to watch cable channels on their TV, laptop or tablet without actually having to subscribe to an annual cable TV package.

CNBC is available on Sling with the Sling Blue package with the News Extra add-on. It’s $41 per month but the first seven days are free and you can cancel at any time.

Watch England v Samoa: live stream from Australia

Aussie rugby fans should tune in to Stan Sport, as the streaming platform will be showing all 48 Rugby World Cup matches, ad-free, live and on demand.

Rugby lovers in Australia can watch coverage from 2:30am, with kick off at 2:45am.

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 Samoa: live stream from New Zealand

To catch this match, rugby fans in New Zealand will need to be up in time – or stay up – for a 4:45am kick-off, tuning into 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.

Watch England v Samoa: 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 5:45pm French time.

In Italy, Rai and Sky Italia are sharing the rights to show the World Cup. England v Samoa kicks off at 5:45pm in Italy.

Watch England v Samoa: 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 Samoa 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 Samoa: team line-ups

England: Freddie Steward, Joe Marchant, Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell (captain), Jonny May, George Ford, 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, Marcus Smith, Ollie Lawrence

Samoa: Duncan Paia’aua, Nigel Ah-Wong, Tumua Manu, Danny Toala, Neria Fomai, Lima Sopoaga, Jonathan Taumateine; Jordan Lay, Sama Malolo, Michael Alaalatoa (captain), Sam Slade, Brian Alainu’u’ese, Theo McFarland, Fritz Lee, Steven Luatua

Replacements: Seilala Lam, James Lay, Paul Alo-Emile, Sootala Fa’aso’o, Alamanda Motuga, Melani Matavao, Christian Leali’ifano, Miracle Faiilagi

England v Samoa: kick-off times

UK: 4:45pm
South Africa: 5:45pm
11:45am (ET), 8:45am (PT)
2:45am (AEST), Sunday 8 October
New Zealand:
4:45am, Sunday 8 October

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