England Vs South Africa Rugby: Match Prediction, Team News and Betting Odds

England Vs South Africa Rugby: Match Prediction, Team News and Betting Odds

The upcoming Rugby World Cup semi-final at the Stade de France promises to be a gripping showdown as England takes on South Africa. This clash is a highly anticipated rematch of the 2019 final, adding extra intensity to the encounter.

This World Cup has seen somewhat lopsided semi-finals, an outcome of the unusual group stage draw that grouped four of the best five ranked teams in the same half of the draw. England and Argentina capitalized on this draw, reaching the semi-finals without facing the most formidable opponents. However, it was a different story for the All Blacks and South Africa, who had to navigate fierce battles with Ireland and France to secure their spot in the last four.

Recent Head-to-Head Encounters:

  • In the November internationals last year, South Africa triumphed over England with a 27-13 scoreline. Fast forward to November 2021, and England turned the tables by narrowly edging out the Springboks 27-26, again at Twickenham.
  • In the memorable 2019 Rugby World Cup final, South Africa emerged victorious, securing a 32-12 win against England in Yokohama.
  • Going back to the 2007 Rugby World Cup final, South Africa showcased their strength by defeating England with a score of 15-6 in Paris.

Team News:


  • 15 Freddie Steward
  • 14 Jonny May
  • 13 Joe Marchant
  • 12 Manu Tuilagi
  • 11 Elliot Daly
  • 10 Owen Farrell (captain)
  • 9 Alex Mitchell
  • 8 Ben Earl
  • 7 Tom Curry
  • 6 Courtney Lawes
  • 5 George Martin
  • 4 Maro Itoje
  • 3 Dan Cole
  • 2 Jamie George
  • 1 Joe Marler.


  • 16 Theo Dan
  • 17 Ellis Genge
  • 18 Kyle Sinckler
  • 19 Ollie Chessum
  • 20 Billy Vunipola
  • 21 Danny Care
  • 22 George Ford
  • 23 Ollie Lawrence.

South Africa:

  • 15 Damian Willemse
  • 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse
  • 13 Jesse Kriel
  • 12 Damian de Allende
  • 11 Cheslin Kolbe
  • 10 Manie Libbok
  • 9 Cobus Reinach
  • 8 Duane Vermeulen
  • 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • 6 Siya Kolisi (captain)
  • 5 Franco Mostert
  • 4 Eben Etzebeth
  • 3 Frans Malherbe
  • 2 Bongi Mbonambi
  • 1 Steven Kitshoff.


  • 16 Deon Fourie
  • 17 Ox Nche
  • 18 Vincent Koch
  • 19 RG Snyman
  • 20 Kwagga Smith
  • 21 Faf de Klerk
  • 22 Handre Pollard
  • 23 Willie le Roux.

Expert Betting Insights:

The stage is set for an exhilarating semi-final showdown, and betting enthusiasts are eager to weigh in on the action. While the match promises to be intense, our money is on South Africa to emerge victorious and secure their spot in the final, which is shaping up to be a southern hemisphere showdown.

England is expected to put up a strong fight, but the cohesiveness and experience of the South African team could prove decisive. Look out for star player Cheslin Kolbe, who could be a key contributor with his scoring ability.

Reviewing both teams’ recent performances, the Springboks appear to have the edge. England, despite their impressive run in the tournament, has not encountered a challenge of this magnitude in France. We anticipate a compelling match, and while South Africa is favored to win, England is expected to keep it competitive. Our prediction for the England vs. South Africa match: Handicap England +20, indicating that England is likely to keep the margin of victory within 20 points.

For more in-depth analysis and betting tips, stay tuned for the latest updates on this exciting semi-final clash.


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