England vs Samoa free live stream
Want to watch a free England vs Samoa live stream today? Luckily, in the UK, this and every Rugby World Cup 2023 game is free to watch on ITVX. Use a VPN to unblock ITVX and when traveling abroad. Full details on how to watch an England vs Samoa live stream from anywhere just below.
Kick-off is just a few hours away and the teams are listed below…
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
It’s a lovely early evening in Lille for this fixture, with temperatures at 23C for kick-off, which is imminent.
England vs Samoa preview
There may be more riding on today’s England vs Samoa at the Rugby World Cup 2023 for the Pacific Islanders than the 2003 champions but that doesn’t mean this fixture is any less intriguing. The Red Rose has already won Pool D after its opening three victories, but Samoa knows it must win to stand any chance of a first spot in the quarter-finals since 1995. This one could get fiery.
England came into the tournament following a chastening defeat to Fiji but has managed to top its group with a game to spare following victories over Argentina, Japan and minnows Chile. Momentum will be vital for Steve Bortwick’s side, which is likely to face a match for revenge against Fiji in the quarter-finals, and flanker Tom Curry will be desperate for minutes after his red card two minutes into England’s opening fixture. The 10-12 axis of George Ford and Owen Farrell has been restored, meaning Samoa-born Manu Tuilagi facing familiar faces from outside center.
Samoa, meanwhile, must beat its illustrious opponents for the first time in its history by 29 points and secure a bonus point to qualify for a first RWC quarter-final in 28 years. However, the Pacific Islanders will have to to do so without star winger Ben Lam, the Montpellier man receiving a three-match ban following his red card last time out in the 28-22 defeat to Japan. Former Australia international Christian Leali’ifano switch nationalities before the tournament and the fly half will be more determined than most to make it further than the struggling Wallabies in France.
Can the Samoan’s free-flowing rugby challenge English pragmatism? Here’s how to get a FREE England vs Samoa live stream, wherever you are, and watch the Rugby World Cup 2023 from anywhere.
How to watch England vs Samoa: live stream FREE in the UK
How to watch England vs Samoa from outside your country
Keep scrolling down this page for more information on the TV channels and streaming services you’ll need to watch the Rugby World Cup in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the US.
However, if you happen to travel abroad over the couple of months the tournament is being played, you’ll soon discover that you’ll be blocked from watching your usual stream.
Thankfully, that’s a problem that’s easily solved if you install a VPN – a piece of user-friendly software that lets you effectively trick your laptop, phone or other streaming device into thinking it’s back in your home country.
Use a VPN to watch an England vs Samoa live stream from anywhere:
How to use a VPN to watch England vs Samoa
Using a VPN is as easy as one-two-three…
1. Download and install a VPN – as we say, our top choice is ExpressVPN.
2. Connect to the appropriate server location – open the VPN app, hit ‘choose location’ and select the appropriate location, eg: ‘UK’ for ITVX.
3. Go to the broadcaster’s stream – head to your home broadcaster’s site or app and watch as if you were at home – so that’s ITVX for Brits abroad.