Schedule and where to see Argentina-England:
The match between Los Pumas and the English will be televised by ESPN and the Star+ streaming platform
Colombia, Peru and Ecuador: 2:00 p.m.
Venezuela, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Miami (United States): 15.00
Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay: 16.00
The heat of the Argentine public in the stadium
The Pumas v England Rugby World Cup France 2023 Stadium Velodrome, Marseille, France Photo: Juan Gasparini / GaspafotosThe Pumas v England Rugby World Cup France 2023 Stadium Velodrome, Marseille, France Photo: Juan Gasparini / GaspafotosThe Pumas v England Rugby World Cup France 2023 Stadium Velodrome, Marseille, France Photo: Juan Gasparini / Gaspafotos
Pablo Matera’s analysis in advance of the debut
“We imagine a very frontal match, fighting for territorial dominance. There will be enormous wear and tear and it is good to have a strong bench of substitutes with six forwards.”
“I would be lying if I said I wasn’t afraid or anxious, but the important thing is to stay focused and transform it into energy.”
“A large part of us here have the experience of how to prepare and we know that we can always prepare better. “Compared to the 2019 World Cup, this is a different preparation, with more cohesion in the group.”
The statements of Felipe Contepomi, Michael Cheika’s assistant, the previous one:
Michael Cheika in the preview of the match (Reuters)
“They are the biggest team in the group and they said they are prepared for the World Cup. You have to analyze your opponent but then it’s more about what you can do and concentrate on what you’re working on.”
“We expect a very physical match, the first matches of the World Cup are special. England can come with anything and we have to be prepared. We have to be focused on what we know how to do to do it in the best way possible. It will be a very tough game.”
“The personal memories that I have are very good and I share them with the group. But the only thing similar is that it is played in the same country, rugby is played totally differently…. Transporting yourself to that time does not help at all, making parallels… We have to write our history: Los Pumas 2023. The one from 2007 is another page in the rich history of the Pumas.”
“The World Cup is different from everything, it is the most important competition in this sport. Everything is experienced with a higher intensity. But I think we are fine.”
The last match between both teams was positive in November 2022, and Los Pumas won at Twickenham by 30-29. That night the Argentine tries were from Emiliano Boffelli and Santiago Carreras.
Upcoming matches for England:
England, for its part, will play again on September 17, at the Nice Stadium, against Japan. Then, on September 23, they will face Chile at the Pierre-Mauroy Stadium in Lille.
Upcoming matches of Los Pumas:
After this presentation, Argentina will continue on its way on September 22, facing Samoa at the Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium in Saint-Étienne. Then, on September 30, they will clash against Chile at the Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes.
Both teams faced each other 25 times, with the English as big winners as they won 19 times. The albicelestes only celebrated five times and tied the remaining match.
In their last appearance, Steve Borthwick’s team lost 30 to 22 against Fiji at Twickenham Stadium and recorded their sixth loss so far this season. On the other hand, they will be without their captain Owen Farrell and third row Billy Vunipola, both suspended by World Rugby.
The Argentine team has just triumphed over Spain, but will have the losses of Santiago Grondona and Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, who were replaced by Joaquín Oviedo and Mayco Vivas. The squad spent two weeks concentrated in Portugal, where Cheika tried different variants for this commitment. Since last Friday, Los Pumas have been installed in the town of La Baule-Escoublac, on the west coast of France, 450 kilometers from Paris.