England vs Chile LIVE! Rugby World Cup 2023 result, match stream and latest updates today

England vs Chile LIVE! Rugby World Cup 2023 result, match stream and latest updates today

England vs Chile LIVE!

England lived up to their status as overwhelming favourites as they made it three wins out of three at the Rugby World Cup in Lille on Saturday. Steve Borthwick’s side are sitting pretty at the Pool D summit and roaring into the quarter-finals after all the concern following a dismal build-up to the tournament was washed away further by an 11-try rout of the tournament debutants.

Henry Arundell equalled a single-game England record held by the likes of Josh Lewsey and Rory Underwood by notching five of those scores himself, while there were two apiece from Theo Dan and Marcus Smith, with Bevan Rodd and Jack Willis also getting in on the act on a memorable night.

Borthwick now has some important selection dilemmas to ponder as the last eight approaches, with his side first meeting Samoa back in Lille in a fortnight’s time in their final group match. Follow England vs Chile reaction live below, with expert analysis from Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy!

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21:13 , Jonathan Gorrie

Good night and thanks for joining Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of England’s big win over Chile.

Find our report, ratings and reaction below!

England player ratings vs Chile: Marcus Smith makes full-back statement with Henry Arundell razor sharp

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England thrashed Chile 71-0 in Lille on Saturday night to stay perfect at the Rugby World Cup.

Steve Borthwick’s rampant side sit pretty at the Pool D summit after running in 11 tries in a one-sided demolition in Lille, with five of those going to Henry Arundell, who matched an England record.

A much-changed team featured a brilliant performance in an unfamiliar full-back role from Marcus Smith, who had two tries of his own along with young Saracens hooker Theo Dan.

Jack Willis and Bevan Rodd were also on the scoresheet, while captain Owen Farrell returned from suspension on a perfect night for Borthwick, who now has some serious selection headaches to contend with ahead of the final group meeting with Samoa back in Lille on October 7.

Standard Sport’s rugby correspondent Nick Purewal was at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy to rate the England players.


Borthwick hails Smith and Farrell as England hammer Chile

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Steve Borthwick hailed Owen Farrell and Marcus Smith for mixing England a mouthwatering attacking cocktail in the 71-0 Rugby World Cup hammering of Chile.

Captain Farrell returned after suspension to pilot England’s 11-try thumping of Chile that inches the Red Rose side ever closer to a World Cup quarter-final.

Beat Samoa in Lille on Saturday, October 7 and England will top Pool D and line up a last-eight meeting with Fiji, Wales or Australia.

England finally found their attacking blend in France in their comfortable win over Chile, with Henry Arundell scoring a Red Rose record-equalling five tries.

Read the full story here!

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England 71-0 Chile

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A massive third win from as many World Cup matches in Pool D for England, who are motoring into the quarter-finals.

11 tries in total in Lille including five on his own from Henry Arundell, who equals an English try-scoring record for a single Test match in the process. Braces from Marcus Smith and Theo Dan too, plus other scores from Bevan Rodd and Jack Willis.

And a shutout at the other end to boot - pretty much the perfect night for Steve Borthwick, who may now have some key selection headaches to contend with as attentions turn quickly towards the last eight.

It’s a two-week break now for England before they take on Samoa in their final Pool D assignment back in Lille on October 7.

A humbling defeat and a learning experience for debutants Chile, who sign off from their first World Cup against South American rivals Argentina in Nantes next Saturday.


England 71-0 Chile

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Standard Sport’s Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Henry Arundell is now in exulted company alongside Rory Underwood and Josh Lewsey as England’s top try-scorer in a single match with five efforts.

A fine showing from a powerful and dangerous player.

TRY! England 71-0 Chile | Jack Willis 80'

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80 mins: Still time for England’s 11th try of the night!

A bustling Willis, bloodied headband and all, charges through the middle and dots down between the posts after being sent in by Stuart.

One last conversion is drilled over by Farrell and the torture is finally over for Chile.


TRY! England 64-0 Chile | Marcus Smith 77’

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77 mins: England notch up try number 10 in the closing stages.

It’s a terrific break from deep from Smith, who has been excellent in an unfamiliar role at full-back.

He’s still bursting with energy as he speeds into the 22 and exchanges quick passes with Youngs before being brought down shy of the try line.

But he gets up and dusts himself down before a great bit of play from Ford to delay things and then put the eager Smith through.

Farrell nails the conversion. Chile just want this to be over.


England 57-0 Chile

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75 mins: Chile have had chances in this second half with some lineouts deep inside the England 22, but they have lacked composure every single time.

A brutal lesson for them this evening.

England 57-0 Chile

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72 mins: On comes Joe Marchant for England.

Malins off.

Ben Earl also replaced Saracens team-mate Vunipola a little while ago.

TRY! England 57-0 Chile | Henry Arundell 70’

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70 mins: A fifth score for Arundell, who does indeed match that England record for most tries in a single Test match! Can he now go on and break it?!

Relentless England attack at speed and with numbers after another attack set up by Willis’ superb turnover on the deck.

The fleet-footed Smith breaks into space and fires sharply to Arundell on his right, who makes no mistake once again with another simple finish.

This conversion is off target by Farrell on this occasion.


England 52-0 Chile

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68 mins: A party atmosphere for England fans in the stands with Mexican waves aplenty and several renditions of Swing Low.

The action on the pitch has become very sterile, with Chile trying to make their own driving maul count but not succeeding.

England 52-0 Chile

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64 mins: Pablo Huete, Thomas Orchard and Ramon Ayarza all come on for Chile.

England 52-0 Chile

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Arundell now needs just one more try to match Josh Lewsey’s England World Cup record of five in a single match, achieved during the 111-13 thrashing of Uruguay in 2003 in which current Chile coach Pablo Lemoine both played and scored.

Rory Underwood and Douglas Lambert are the only other players ever to score five tries in one game for England.

Arundell joins the likes of Jason Robinson, Neil Back, Jeremy Guscott and Chris Ashton, who have also done four.

TRY! England 52-0 Chile | Henry Arundell 61'

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61 mins: Arundell with his fourth try of the match!

He is sent speeding down the right flank by Ford and shows great nous and composure to put boot to ball and then calmly collect his own bouncing chip before touching down with an acrobatic forward roll.

Superb stuff.

Farrell converts again. A 52-point lead with only an hour played. This is very ugly for overmatched Chile now.


England 45-0 Chile

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58 mins: That should be try number seven really for England but Stuart is whistled for an offence at the breakdown and Chile get a pressure-relieving penalty.

Tomas Dussaillant and Vittorio Lastra are into the Chile front row, replacing Bohme and Lues.

England 45-0 Chile

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55 mins: A new front row for England now with Rodd, Dan and Sinckler replaced by Joe Marler, Jack Walker and Will Stuart.

Ollie Chessum also replaces Ludlam.

England 45-0 Chile

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53 mins: This is a decent spell of possession for Chile, who are back up to 15 men after prop Dittus returns from the bin.

They are trying to keep this England defence honest, but they aren’t making much headway at the moment.

England 45-0 Chile

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50 mins: Borthwick looks to his bench for the first time today with Ben Youngs and George Ford now on.

Off go Care and Daly. Farrell into midfield then, with Ford at 10 and Smith remaining at 15.

Three fly-halves on the field for England at once.

TRY! England 45-0 Chile | Henry Arundell 48'

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48 mins: This is just too easy for England, even against the World Cup’s lowest-ranked team with 14 players.

They attack again and it’s a simple kick through from Daly that cannot be gathered on the deck by the retreating defender, who can only send it bobbling backwards.

That allows the opportunistic Arundell to scoop up the loose ball and run through for his hat-trick score - three of the easiest tries you will ever see for the former London Irish star off I think only six total carries.

Farrell converts once more. The lead is up to 45 points with still half an hour to play in Lille.


TRY! England 38-0 Chile | Theo Dan 46'

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46 mins: After Farrell kicks to the corner, England execute another crushing rolling maul that works to perfection with Chile’s defence now undermanned with imposing prop Dittus in the sin bin.

Dan is the man to profit again with his second try of the afternoon. Farrell converts again for 38-0.

A rotten start to the second half for Chile.

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England 31-0 Chile

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43 mins: England are going through the phases deep inside the Chile 22 once again after that scrum penalty.

Chile tighthead prop Dittus has just been shown a yellow card for dangerous play, didn’t quite see what happened there.

This goes from bad to worse for the World Cup debutants, who are now having to defend in front of their own line with 14 men.

England 31-0 Chile

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40 mins: One half-time change from Chile, with Ignacio Silva replaced by Raimundo Martinez in the back row.

England as they were in the first half.

Dan is pinged for a crooked lineout throw and the game gets bogged down at the scrum, with both sides exchanging penalties.

England 31-0 Chile

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Back underway at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

How big a win will this be for England?

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Definitely the pick of England’s five first-half tries.

Majestic from Smith.

England 31-0 Chile

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Standard Sport’s Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Marcus Smith looks faster than ever and his speed across the ground is a major asset for England here.

The Harlequins star raced through to recover his own grubber kick to claim England’s fifth try and close the first half in style.

England 31-0 Chile

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England took a little while to find their groove in Lille, but are now soaring with confidence thanks to a Henry Arundell brace and further scores from Theo Dan and Marcus Smith.

Bonus point in the bag! Borthwick will be very pleased, despite some lingering sloppiness and handling errors.

TRY! England 31-0 Chile | Marcus Smith 40'

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40 mins: Absolutely sensational from Smith, who delivers try number five of this first half with the clock in the red.

Martin gets the intercept and England’s attack sets up in the blink of an eye, Smith breaks through and collects his own clever bouncing grubber kick at speed before touching down in the left corner. Just brilliant.

Farrell’s conversion from wide on the flank goes over. What an end to the half from England.


England 24-0 Chile

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38 mins: Chile are trying to hit back before the break.

But England end up with the put-in at the scrum after excellent defensive work.

England 24-0 Chile

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Standard Sport’s Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy

England secure the try bonus point in 35 minutes. Now to navigate the rest of the clash with no mishaps or misfortune.

TRY! England 24-0 Chile | Bevan Rodd 35'

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35 mins: And there’s the bonus point already!

Chile unwisely kick straight to Smith, who sets the platform for this attack as he weaves forward and sheds tacklers.

England are camped deep inside the 22 and there’s great work from Martin before a determined Rodd shrugs off the first hit before crashing his way over.

An easy conversion from Farrell goes through. England enjoying themselves now.

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England 17-0 Chile

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32 mins: Two of the easiest finishes you will ever see from Arundell on just three carries.

A winger’s dream!

TRY! England 17-0 Chile | Henry Arundell 30’

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30 mins: Another for Arundell!

England can’t make the breakthrough despite a load more pressure in the 22.

They have a penalty and tired Chile crucially turn their backs expecting a kick or a scrum, but it’s a quick tap from Farrell instead and Dan ends up setting up Arundell for another easy score.

Farrell off the mark with the conversion.


England 12-0 Chile

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Standard Sport’s Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy

The sloppiness continues from England. Two good tries but far too many mistakes again. Dropped balls, mistimed runs and messy breakdown work.

TRY! England 12-0 Chile | Theo Dan 24'

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24 mins: A second try in quick succession for England!

Young Saracens hooker Dan profits after the well-oiled rolling maul after Chile are caught offside and Farrell boots to the corner for a perfectly-executed lineout.

No mistake from Farrell from the tee this time. It’s 12-0 to England.


England 5-0 Chile

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Standard Sport’s Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Finally England are on the board, through a facile finish for Arundell after Vunipola’s No 8 break.

England are right to keep rejecting shots at goal, because Chile are so porous that the Red Rose side should break them apart at will.

TRY! England 5-0 Chile | Henry Arundell 20’

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20 mins: England finally have their opening score in Lille!

They get a quick advantage at the scrum and it’s a free hit for Farrell, who loops a brilliant long pass out for Arundell to stride in and touch down uncontested in the right corner.

What a ball!

Farrell hooks a tricky conversion wide of the left-hand post. It stays at 5-0 for now.


England 0-0 Chile

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19 mins: England are camped deep inside the Chile 22 now and the forwards crash the ball over the line, but it’s held up.

Scrum five.

England 0-0 Chile

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17 mins: That’s a bad pass from Daly to kill England’s latest attack and suddenly Chile counter again, unleashing a perfect 50:22 kick that takes them from defence to attack in a flash.

However, there’s an interception at the back of the subsequent lineout from a grateful Vunipola and England scamper up field, Daly putting boot to ball in clever fashion.

It’s out before the Chile defender can get his hands on it and England will have the lineout.

England 0-0 Chile

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15 mins: England are inspired by a massive hit from Daly!

England are back on the attack once more and keeping ball in hand, Dan almost sending through Care but the short-range pass is knocked on.

Chile get the ball from the scrum and clear to halfway, with England about to come forward again.

England 0-0 Chile

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13 mins: Really impressive attacking play from Chile, the likes of lock Saavedra charging forward into open space.

But they end up giving away a penalty that is kicked to touch by England, who set up their latest attack very quickly.

However, Willis is pinged for an infringement at the breakdown deep inside the 22 and the chance is lost.

Breathless stuff at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

England 0-0 Chile

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10 mins: England’s attacking intent is clear to see but it’s all a bit ragged at the moment with the ball flying loose all over the place.

Borthwick will want his side to exert a measure of control as ambitious Chile start to grow in confidence, no doubt with a return to the kicking game.

England 0-0 Chile

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Standard Sport’s Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy

England have already blown two try-scoring chances, first from a lineout maul then when Marcus Smith could not hit Max Malins with a wide pass.

Smith had actually outstripped the Chile cover in the 13 channel but did not realise. Had he held the ball he would have scored.

England 0-0 Chile

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9 mins: England are frustrated to produce zero points from that early pressure and suddenly Chile burst forward into a blistering counter-attack after a twisting Malins is stripped in the tackle.

Captain Sigren and Game stride forward and Chile are piling men into the 22, until Farrell comes away with it to snuff out the danger for England.

England 0-0 Chile

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7 mins: The pressure is relentless from England and still Chile are under siege as they give away another penalty that is kicked to touch again by Farrell.

England safely claim their own lineout ball and set up their latest attack well, Farrell looping out to Smith with Malins on for a walk in over in the left corner.

However, there’s too much mustard on the pass from Smith and Malins can’t bring it in.

Chile breathe a sigh of relief. They have barely been out of their own 22 so far.

England 0-0 Chile

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5 mins: Far more intent from England already in Lille, with Smith knocking through a clever diagonal grubber intended for Arundell.

Chile wing Game gets there first to touch down behind his own line.

England have a five-metre scrum.

England 0-0 Chile

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3 mins: The scrum takes a while to get sorted and England attack off it with a penalty advantage.

It’s a long advantage as England try to pile on more pressure, moving the ball at pace and getting the likes of Arundell involved out wide.

Care darts through and is felled by a crucial tackle from Chile tighthead Dittus, before we come back for a penalty that is boomed deep into touch by Farrell.

A chance for England to get that rolling maul working early on here from the lineout...

England 0-0 Chile

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1 min: England start on the front foot as Smith spreads the play out wide and Care and Sinckler come forward.

Good to see England looking to move the ball quickly and attack at pace already.

We have an early scrum after the Chile tackler knocks on while crashing into the formidable figure of Lawrence.

England vs Chile

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Underway at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy!

Can England’s new-look attack fire against the lowest-ranked team at the tournament?

After two games in their away strips, Borthwick’s side are back in white this afternoon, with Chile in red.

Jaco Peyper is the man in the middle. Farell kicks to get us up and running.

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The players are out at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Time for the national anthems, starting with God Save the King.

Plenty of emotion expected from the Chile players on the biggest day in their rugby history.

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Final preparations in Lille!

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England vs Chile

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Standard Sport’s Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Lille is packed full of England fans, who have been streaming into the city all day from the Eurostar.

But the casual expectation of an England victory against Chile here has meant that half of the supporters are not even in their seats yet, with mere minutes to kick-off.

England have to win this match with something to spare, which means racking up the points, the tries and the attacking fluency.

Pablo Lemoine: Chile cannot leak penalties in biggest ever game

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Chile coach Pablo Lemoine - a try-scorer when his native Uruguay were thrashed 111-13 by eventual champions England at the 2003 World Cup - has stressed the importance of his side keeping their discipline in what he called the biggest game in their history this afternoon.

“We do not have opportunities to play against the tier one. To improve, we must take advantage of these opportunities,” Lemoine said. “You have to play and enjoy it because it is surely the most important game in Chile’s history.

“England have a pragmatic, organised game. A lot of kicking, a lot of strategy, with high-class players looking to counter-attack. I imagine a lot of aggressiveness in the forwards.

“We have been watching them. We saw their games with Argentina and Japan, and ultimately we will have to be intelligent and not commit penalties because it is an important platform for them. I hope we can accomplish that part of the plan.”


Owen Farrell relieved to be back after suspension

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Owen Farrell would likely not have expected to be playing in this game originally, until a four-match suspension ruled him out of the opening Pool D wins over Argentina and Japan.

Long-time rival and friend George Ford has posed a serious challenge for the No10 jersey at the tournament so far, though Farrell is just pleased to be on the pitch again after going through a roller coaster of emotions in the stands.

“I don’t detach myself. I’m knackered by the end, to be honest,” Farrell said this week of watching from the sidelines.

“I was especially knackered after the Argentina match. I feel involved, I feel like I’m out there at times. I feel every emotion that goes with it, sometimes even more than I would if I was playing.

“I wouldn’t describe myself as the best in the stands, no.”


On England’s new-look attack today, Farrell added: “There will be lots of options in that attacking shape, hopefully. The boys in this backline are all tremendous talents.

“And with Marcus at full-back, you’ve seen how he’s come on and impacted the game over his last three appearances. He’s come on and had an impact straight away.

“He wants the ball, he wants to make a difference – he wants to get the team on the front foot and I see it being no different on Saturday.

“Everyone knows what a talent Marcus is. Hopefully we can link up, hopefully we can find space together and get each other involved in the game.”

England must find some fluency - and fast

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England can beat Chile with their eyes closed, but Steve Borthwick and Co still need a loftier World Cup vision, writes Nick Purewal.

The Red Rose side will boast two playmakers from the start in their third Pool D encounter, and this is the blueprint that will now dominate their tournament.

Owen Farrell and Marcus Smith will be the men looking to have a hand in every event by piloting England's tactical ship. Farrell is back from his suspension to captain England in his first match of this World Cup, while Smith will make his first ever start — at any level — at full-back.

In the most crucial matches ahead, England will pair George Ford and Owen Farrell at 10 and 12. The systems they have used so far do not work properly without that pairing, so that is quite obviously the plan.

Click here to read the full match preview

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England vs Chile

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Standard Sport’s Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Dallaglio: England need to show their ruthless streak

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Every single England player still has a point to prove at this World Cup, writes Lawrence Dallaglio.

Games like today’s clash against a team ranked 22nd in the world are not that difficult to navigate in any situation for a team like England.

Add in the fact that England are still trying to prove their full ability and find their attacking groove, then this should not be a tough match to negotiate.

A much-changed team will see players making their first appearances and looking to impress Steve Borthwick.

This match is a test of England's discipline: do the basics correctly and everything else will follow. England must be ruthless. That is a streak that has been missing in Borthwick's men.

Put bluntly, tries should come without England having to work too hard. It would be great, therefore, if England can start finishing off some of those chances.

When any team starts to do that, then the confidence and the attacking flow comes flooding back.

Click here to read the column in full


England’s Marcus Smith experiment

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The Owen Farrell-Marcus Smith combination has never been a particularly popular one among England fans, with the prevailing opinion having long since been that they simply cannot operate effectively together.

So it will be very intriguing this afternoon to see how this new version of the partnership works, with coaches having been impressed with how quickly natural fly-half Smith has learned a new position at full-back.

“Marcus has trained there a fair bit and been really impressive, he really has,” said attack coach Richard Wigglesworth this week.

“It’s definitely something that you look at more and more because of his attitude to it and how positive he is with it, and then how he’s performed on the training field as well.


“I think he has been really smart with how he has done it. He wants the ball, he is desperate to get his hands on the ball, but he’s been really smart with where he positions himself and how he gets on the ball and he hasn’t tried to play like a fly-half out wide.

“He could have been a bit lost having not played there much but he is not. He worked out the best places for him to get the ball to have a positive impact on the team. I’ve been really impressed with him.”

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Quite a unique-looking stadium from the outside, the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Seems like there is plenty of support for Chile in Lille this afternoon.

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England players with a point to prove

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Standard Sport’s Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Max Malins

Bristol's new signing must rank among the unluckiest of England men so far at this tournament.

So vital to the cause in the Six Nations, so far here he has been overhauled by Elliot Daly and Jonny May on the wings.

Malins has it all, and will be out to prove it all over again today.


England players with a point to prove

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Standard Sport’s Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy

Jack Willis

The former Wasps flanker won France’s Top 14 with Toulouse last term — the hardest league in world rugby.

Willis is durable, powerful, aggressive and talented, and his World Cup bow is arguably overdue.

He will be out to make that point abundantly clear to Steve Borthwick through gritty ball-carrying and breakdown acumen.


England players with a point to prove

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Standard Sport’s rugby correspondent Nick Purewal looks at three England players with a point to prove in Lille today...

Theo Dan

The 22-year-old Saracen is a livewire attacking threat with ball in hand and boasts breakdown power.

But the hooker must nail down his set-piece work to establish himself further as Jamie George's understudy.

Dan appears to have edged ahead of Jack Walker for the role of deputising for George, and a big showing here would tie that up.


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The fans are already out in force on a sunny Saturday afternoon outside the Stade Pierre-Mauroy - AKA the Decathlon Arena, the 50,186-capacity home of Ligue 1 football side Lille OSC.

A carnival atmosphere building nicely with just under two hours to go until kick-off in Pool D.


England vs Chile prediction

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England have been dogged in their opening two wins, though a match against Chile appears to be the perfect opportunity for attacking flair to come to the fore.

There has been a strong reliance on a kicking game so far in the tournament, but Steve Borthwick’s side must show they can do more than just grind opponents down. More excitement with ball in hand is needed today.

Even with all the changes, England should have more than enough to ease to a comprehensive bonus-point win, and those coming into the side will be keen to make an impression in Lille.

Marcus Smith will add a bit more unpredictability as he starts as an auxiliary playmaker at full-back, while there will be plenty of focus on Owen Farrell to see if he can match the performances produced in his absence by George Ford.

Chile started well against both Japan and Samoa, but the gulf in class eventually told and more of the same can be expected here. England will likely be made to work hard in the early stages, but they should then be pulling away in comprehensive fashion.

England to win, by 40 points.


England vs Chile lineups

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England XV: Smith; Arundell, Daly, Lawrence, Malins; Farrell (c), Care; Rodd, Dan, Sinckler; Ribbans, Martin; Ludlam, Willis, Vunipola

Replacements: Walker, Marler, Stuart, Chessum, Earl, Youngs, Ford, Marchant

Chile XV: Urroz; Game, D Saavedra, Garafulic, Velarde; Fernandez, Videla; Lues, Bohme, Dittus; C Saavedra, Eissmann; Sigren (c), Silva, Escobar

Replacements: Dussaillant, Lastra, Gurruchaga, Huete, Orchard, Martinez, Carvallo, Ayarza

Chile team news

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Chile have made nine changes of their own from the 43-10 drubbing by Samoa in Bordeaux last weekend.

It’s a first senior international start for ex-Sevens player Benjamin Videla at scrum-half, with Francisco Urroz drafted in at full-back and Franco Velarde and Cristobal Game on the wings.

Salvador Lues and Augusto Bohme come into the front row, with Javier Eissmann getting the nod at lock alongside Clemente Saavedra.

Ignacio Silva and Alfonso Escobar join the back row, where they pack down alongside captain Martin Sigren, who plays his club rugby in England’s second-tier with Doncaster Knights.


England team news

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12 changes in total from Steve Borthwick today, with only tighthead prop Kyle Sinckler, versatile back Elliot Daly and back-rower Lewis Ludlam retaining their starting berths after the somewhat laboured 34-12 win over Japan in Nice last weekend.

As mentioned, it’s captain Owen Farrell back at No10 after suspension and Marcus Smith operating as a secondary playmaker from 15. It will be fascinating to see how that particular experiment works out this afternoon.

Henry Arundell gets a chance to shine on the wing opposite Max Malins, with Daly partnering Ollie Lawrence in the centres and Danny Care preferred to fellow veteran Ben Youngs to deputise for Alex Mitchell at scrum-half.

Young Saracen Theo Dan is at hooker either side of Sinckler and Bevan Rodd, with David Ribbans and George Martin the lock pairing.

Billy Vunipola makes a first start after his own suspension at No 8 having come off the bench against Japan, with Ludlam and Jack Willis on the flanks.

There’s a strong bench featuring Ollie Chessum, Ben Earl, Youngs, George Ford, Joe Marchant, WIll Stuart and Jack Walker.

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Where to watch England vs Chile

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TV channel: In the UK, today’s game will be broadcast live and free to air on ITV1, with coverage starting at 3.55pm.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the action live online via the ITVX website and app.

Welcome to England vs Chile LIVE coverage

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Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport's live coverage of England vs Chile at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

After contrasting opening wins over Argentina and Japan, Steve Borthwick's side comfortably top Pool D and are easing into the quarter-finals as things stand.

They will be expected to make it three victories from three at the tournament with an emphatic bonus-point success in Lille today, with fans very eager to finally see some free-flowing attacking rugby and a whole lot less kicking against debutant minnows, who haven't lacked for heart so far at their first World Cup but conceded 11 tries in heavy defeats by Japan and Samoa.

Borthwick has rung the changes for this most-lopsided group fixture on paper, with a number of players hoping to leave a lasting impression with a two-week break to come before the final group meeting with Samoa on October 7.

Owen Farrell returns from suspension to captain the side as England gear up for the knockout stages, while the most interesting selection is at full-back, where fly-half Marcus Smith starts as an auxiliary playmaker.

Kick-off is at 4:45pm BST, so stay tuned for match build-up and live updates, with expert analysis from the Evening Standard's rugby correspondent Nick Purewal at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

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