OWEN FARRELL is back in the England team as he begins his Rugby World Cup RIGHT NOW against Chile.

Fly-half Farrell returns as Red Rose skipper after finally completing his four-game head tackle ban.

The Saracens playmaker is one of 12 changes from the side that stuttered past Japan last week, with Marcus Smith in at full-back and Billy Vunipola also making his first start after suspension.

  • Kick-off: 4.45pm BST
  • TV channel: ITV 1
  • Live stream: ITV X
  • England team: 15. Smith, 14. Arundell, 13. Daly, 12. Lawrence, 11. Malins, 10. Farrell, 9. Care, 8. Vunipola, 7. Willis, 6. Ludlam, 5. Martin, 4. Ribbans, 3. Sinckler, 2. Dan, 1.Rodd
  • Chile team: 15. Urroz, 14. Game, 13. Saavedra, 12. Garafulic, 11. Velarde, 10. Fernandez, 9. Videlam 8. Escobar, 7. Silva, 6.Sigren, 5. Eissmann, 4. Saavedra, 3. Dittus, 2. Bohme, 1. Lues


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  • By Kieran Davies

    England 0-0 Chile

    13. England were not expecting this pressure today.

    Chile have managed to stretch Borthwick's side and put them on the back foot.

    Eventually, they fail to release, giving England some relief.

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    England 0-0 Chile

    11. It has all got a bit scrappy with both sides.

    Loose passes are gifting possession back to their opponents.

    England are still trying to get out of their own half.

  • By Kieran Davies

    England 0-0 Chile

    9. Well this wasn't part of the script.

    Chile steal the ball and break away with some slick passing.

    As they are threatening in front of the English posts, Farrell wins the ball back to allow England to clear their lines.

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  • By Kieran Davies

    England 0-0 Chile

    7. England are putting the pressure on.

    Camped out near the Chilean line.

    Smith has a brilliant chance to feed Malins is a bit wild and goes into touch.

  • By Kieran Davies

    England 0-0 Chile

    5. You can see in the early stages that England are looking for some quick passing to break the lines.

    Handling errors are the only issue with this tactic.

    England win their first lineout and look to spread the ball.

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    England 0-0 Chile

    3. Chile are penalised for collapsing the scrum.

    With a weight advantage, England want to utilise this more.

    The big hits are coming in from the South Americans early on.

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    England 0-0 Chile

    1. England regain possession from a Chile clearance.

    They are awarded an early penalty from a knock-on by their opponents.

    Scrum to England in Chile territory.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Kick-off: England vs Chile

    We are underway in Lille.

    The Rugby World Cup continues for both sides.

    England get the game started.

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    Chile taking confidence from results

    Portugal almost upset the odds today when they were a kick away from beating Georgia.

    Despite missing the kick, they secured an 18-18 draw earlier today.

    Chile can take some confidence from such a performance and hope to upset England this afternoon.

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  • By Kieran Davies

    England to address elephant in the room

    In games leading up to the World Cup and stages during it, England have seen plenty of possession in their opponent's final third.

    However, putting points on the board from these visits has been poor.

    Even turning to the reliable kicking of George Ford is seen as a negative tactic in such attacking possessions rather than tries.

    England need to start putting this right if they wish to trouble the bigger sides later in the tournament.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Chile surprise USA to qualify

    In one of the biggest shocks in qualification, Chile beat USA in a 52-51 aggregate victory.

    After losing the first leg in Santiago 22-21, they travelled to America for the second leg.

    Within half an hour, they conceded three tries and found themselves 20 points behind.

    They dug deep and managed to get victory to seal their place in France.

  • By Kieran Davies

    England looking for three on the spin

    The red and whites go into their third game of the 2023 Rugby World Cup this afternoon.

    Having beaten Argentina 27-10 in their first game, then beating Japan 34-12.

    Confidence will be high if they can get a big bonus-point victory against Chile.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Time to put minnows to the sword

    England have sometimes looked like they are wading through treacle in games they are expected to win.

    If they want to be taken seriously in the tournament, they need to start dominating lesser sides.

    This starts today as Steve Borthwick's side look to put a good points total on Chile in Lille.

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  • By Kieran Davies

    Coach focussed on tactics for showdown

    Chile's assistant, Ricardo Cortes, spoke about the plan for today's game:

    The most important thing we have is that we fight for every ball, our sacrifice, our solidarity with each other, be together as one. That is all very important in order to put together a great team. Games are not won by individuals, but by teams.

    Ricardo CortesChile

  • By Kieran Davies

    Coach has memories of epic loss

    Chile's head coach, Pablo Lemoine, has good and bad memories of games against England.

    He was part of the Uruguayan team that suffered in England's biggest ever win in the World Cup tournaments.

    England beat the South Americans by a 111-13 scoreline but did score a try for his side in the game.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Skipper's chance to show true worth

    Owen Farrell has had a testing build up to the World Cup following his red card and subsequent suspension.

    Due to the form of George Ford against Argentina, he struggled once available to get back into the side.

    Now he has the chance to show what quality he has to offer Borthwick's side as England progress through the tournament.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Players looking to perform for places

    It is a strange situation to be in, but today's game against Chile, Borthwick's chosen side will be looking to play for their places and not the win.

    Such is the difference in quality between the two nations, nobody can see further than an England victory today, understandably so.

    As a result, the starting XV will be more concerned in their own performances, to book their starting places for the latter rounds of the competition.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Borthwick's boys top of the pile

    As we head into this game, England currently sit at the summit of Pool D with two games played.

    Today's opponents, Chile, have yet to get off the mark in terms of points.

    Victory for the red and whites will put them within touching distance of the quarter-finals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

  • By Kieran Davies

    Fans getting into tournament spirit

    Both England and Chile fans are enjoying the French sunshine as they get ready for the game.

    It has been a real carnival atmosphere at the 2023 Rugby World Cup and is great to see.

    Rugby is one of the rare sports where opposing fans come together before the game to party.

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  • By Kieran Davies

    Chile replacements:

    16. Tomas Dussaillant, 17. Vittorio Lastra, 18. Inaki Gurruchaga, 19. Pablo Huete, 20. Thomas Orchard, 21. Raimundo Martinez, 22. Lukas Carvallo, 23. Inaki Ayarza

  • By Kieran Davies

    Chile starting XV:

    15. Francisco Urroz, 14. Cristobal Game, 13. Domingo Saavedra, 12. Matias Garafulic, 11. Franco Velarde, 10. Rodrigo Fernandez, 9. Benjamin Videlam 8. Alfonso Escobar, 7. Ignacio Silva, 6. Martín Sigren (c), 5. Javier Eissmann, 4. Clemente Saavedra, 3. Matias Dittus, 2. Augusto Bohme, 1. Salvador Lues

  • By Kieran Davies

    England replacements:

    16. Jack Walker, 17. Joe Marler, 18. Will Stuart, 19. Ollie Chessum, 20. Ben Earl, 21. Ben Youngs, 22. George Ford, 23. Joe Marchant

  • By Kieran Davies

    England starting XV:

    15. Marcus Smith, 14. Henry Arundell, 13. Elliot Daly, 12. Ollie Lawrence, 11. Max Malins, 10. Owen Farrell, 9. Danny Care, 8. Billy Vunipola, 7. Jack Willis, 6. Lewis Ludlam, 5. George Martin, 4. David Ribbans, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 2. Theo Dan, 1. Bevan Rodd

  • By Kieran Davies

    Welcome to England vs Chile

    England face Chile at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy with Steve Borthwick’s side having a chance to take a big step towards qualification from the group phase of the 2023 World Cup.

    Having two wins under their belt, England are taking the opportunity to shuffle the pack with twelve changes, the most notable being the return of skipper Owen Farrell.

    Theo Dan and Bevan Rodd comes into the front row to partner Kyle Sinckler, while George Martin and David Ribbans will combine in a new lock combination behind them.

    Elliot Day will move from the left wing to the centre, forming the midfield partnership with Ollie Lawrence.

    Chile have made nine changes from their most recent game against Samoa.

    Matias Dittus, Clemente Saavedra, Rodrigo Fernandez, Matias Garafulic, Domingo Saavedra and captain Martin Sigren are the six players that have retained their places in the starting line-up.

    Francisco Urroz will make his test debut at full-back and Benjamin Videla will make his starting debut after playing 19 minutes off the bench against Samoa last week.

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