England extended their record streak of wins to 28 consecutive after defeating South Africa 75-0 on Saturday to win Pool C and advance to the World Cup quarter-finals. Simon Middleton used a different Red Roses team to face the Springboks. Six of the players had a great international debut, with Rosie Galligan scoring three try in her first appearance for the country.
England’s victory over South Africa saw 13 tries scored. Hooker Connie Powell scored another hat trick. Poppy Cleall, Sadia Kabeya and Shanaugh Brown each scored two tries.
Packer, Red Roses’ captain, said that the team had put in a great performance and that he was proud to be a part of it. This is my first time captaining England, and it is amazing to do so with such a great group of players. Today we had 13 Rugby World Cup debutants and they were all very supportive.”
England’s victory over South Africa confirmed that they have won Pool C. It also ensured Wales reached the quarter-final stage. As England prepares to face Australia, which will be a much more difficult competition than the Springboks’, Wales will face hosts New Zealand.
What time is England versus Australia?
On Sunday, 30 October, the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal will see these two sides meet. The match will begin at 1.30am BST (or at 2.30pm local time). It will take place at the Waitakere Stadium in West Auckland. The Waitakere Stadium is capable of hosting up to 5,000 people and was the venue that saw England defeat South Africa last weekend.
How to watch Australia vs England
ITV will stream all of England’s matches in New Zealand. ITVHub will stream the match online. Fans need a free account in order to view the match online.
Head-to-head England vs Australia
In 2017, England won 53-10 in Wellington’s International Women’s Rugby Series. The two sides have met five times, with England winning each time.
They faced New Zealand, Scotland, and Wales in Australia’s group stage. New Zealand beat Scotland and Wales but lost heavily to the All Blacks. The Wallaroos defeated Scotland 14-12, before prevailing in the quarterfinals with a win of 13-7 over Wales.
Middleton’s propensity for change means that the playing XV has yet to be confirmed. Here are the World Cup squads for each team:
England Backs Holly Aitchison. Jess Breach. Abby Dow. Zoe Harrison. Tatyana Heard. Leanne Infante. Ellie Kildunne. Claudia MacDonald. Sarah McKenna. Lucy Packer. Helena Rowland. Emily Scarratt.
England Forwards: Zoe Aldcroft. Sarah Bern. Hannah Botterman. Shaunagh Brown. Poppy Cleall. Amy Cokayne. Vickii Cornborough. Lark Davies. Rosie Galligan. Sarah Hunter. Sadia Kabeya. Laura Keates. Alex Matthews. Maud Muir. Cath O’Donnell. Marlie Packer. Connie Powell. Morwenna Talling. Abbie Ward.
Australia Backs: Iliseva Batibasaga, Lori Cramer, Gerogina Friedrichs, Arabella McKenzie, Layne Morgan, Mahalia Murphy, Siokapsei Palu, Pauline Piliae-Rasabale, Tirlleen Pomare, Cecilia Smith, Maya Stewart, Bienne Terita, Sharni Williams, Ivania Wong.
Australia Forwards: Emily Chancellor. Bree-Anna Cheatham. Piper Duck. Grace Hamilton. Eva Karpani. Grace Kemp. Atasi Lafai, Kaitlan Leaney, Michaela Leonard, Ashley Marsters, Tania Naden, Sera Naiqama, Bridie O’Gorman, Shannon Parry, Liz Patu, Emily Robinson, Madison Schuck, Adiana Talakai.