United States vs England Live : England will attempt to make it two wins from two at the Rugby World Cup as they take on the United States in Pool C.
After watching the likes of New Zealand, South Africa and Ireland get their campaign underway, England got off to a stuttering yet successful start on Sunday with a 35-3 victory over Tonga.
But Eddie Jones’s squad face a swift turnaround as they travelled immediately to Kobe, where they will face the USA at the Kobe Misaki Stadium. England have never lost to America, and the current crop of players will not want to be the ones who let that record slip.
However, England will need to rotate some players due to the four-day turnaround, while the US can go full guns blazing as the match represents their first at Japan 2019.
Both Ben Youngs and Dan Cole will win their 91st international cap if selected, which will tie them with Jonny Wilkinson in third on the all-time caps list for England.
When is it?
United States vs England takes place on Thursday 26 September at the Kobe Misaki Stadium.
What time does it start?
The match will kick off at 7:45pm Japan Standard time, which is 11:45am BST.
Where can I watch it?
The match will be shown live on ITV and ITV Hub from 11am.
USA World Cup squad:
Forwards (18): David Ainu’u Malon Al-Jiboori Nate Brakeley Nick Civetta Cam Dolan Dylan Fawsitt Eric Fry Hanco Germishuys James Hilterbrand Olive Kilifi Tony Lamborn Titi Lamositele Ben Landry Paul Mullen Gregory Peterson Ben Pinkelman John Quill Joseph Taufete’e
Blaine Scully (C) Nate Augspurger Marcel Brache Bryce Campbel Shaun Davies Ruben De Haas Will Hooley Martin Iosefo Paul Lasike AJ MacGinty Will Magie Thretton Palamo Mike Te’o
England RWC 2019 Squad:
Prop – Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens)
Hooker – Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs), Jamie George (Saracens) Jack Singleton (Saracens)
Lock – Maro Itoje (Saracens), George Kruis (Saracens) Joe Launchbury (Wasps), Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints)
Back row – Tom Curry (Sale Sharks), Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints), Sam Underhill (Bath), Billy Vunipola (Saracens), Mark Wilson (Newcastle Falcons/Sale Sharks)
Scrum-half – Willi Heinz (Gloucester), Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers)
Fly-half – Owen Farrell (Saracens, captain), George Ford (Leicester Tigers)
Centre – Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs), Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers)
Outside back – Joe Cokanasiga (Bath), Elliot Daly (Saracens), Jonny May (Leicester Tigers), Ruaridh McConnochie (Bath), Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs), Anthony Watson (Bath)
Head coach – Eddie Jones
England 40-7 United States: With their first game under their belts and the World Cup jitters banished, England should find something closer to their stride in Kobe. Eddie Jones’s plans to rotate could have an impact on that, but England’s squad should still have enough about it to win comfortably.