Live updates: Rugby World Cup semi-final - England v South Africa at Paris' Stade de France

  • 22/10/2023

Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the Rugby World Cup semi-final between England and South Africa at Stade de France, Paris.

With the All Blacks already confirmed in next week's tournament final - their fifth appearance in the title game - they can now sit back and wait to find who their opponents will be.

Will it be 2003 winners England - the last unbeaten team left at this year's event - or defending champions South Africa?

When the English were shocked by Fiji in their final World Cup hitout at Twickenham in August, few would have picked them as possible finalists. The Springboks have also had their share of setbacks along the way, losing to Ireland in poolplay, but ousting hosts France in the quarter-finals.

England have undoubtedly benefitted from a favourable draw and have played a conservative, but clinical style to reach the final four, while the 'Boks have been involved in two of the tournament's best contests.

Like New Zealand, they have also won the Webb Ellis Trophy three times and a showdown between those two for a record fourth would be a mouthwatering prospect indeed.

Join us at 8am Sunday for kickoff.

TAB Odds: South Africa $1.16, England $5, Draw $21