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England v Fiji Prediction, Preview & Odds – Rugby World Cup QF

We have an England v Fiji prediction for you plus a breakdown of the odds, team news and matchups ahead of this Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final.

This might be the most ‘one-sided’ of this weekend’s Quarter-Finals according to the betting odds, but make no mistake about it; Fiji are not just here to make up the numbers. The Fijians have already beaten Australia in this tournament and came oh so close to beating Wales too.

This is not a vintage England team but a favourable draw, and a great opening performance against Argentina, sees them in with a great chance of reaching another Rugby World Cup Semi-Final. They will be out to avenge their summer loss to Fiji in this one and keep their World Cup hopes alive.

Find out everything you need to know about this Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final below.

How To Watch England v Fiji

When is England v Fiji?

The 2023 Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final between England and Fiji will be played at 4pm on Sunday, October 15th.

TV Channel

In the United Kingdom the England v Fiji game will be broadcast on ITV1 with pre-game coverage beginning at 3pm.

Television viewers in Ireland can tune into RTÉ 2 from 3.30pm to catch all the action.

Live Stream

If you are in the United Kingdom you can stream this game on ITVX.

In Ireland the game can be streamed on the RTÉ Player.

Where is England v Fiji Being Played?

England and Fiji will face off at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille, France.

England v Fiji Odds

England v Fiji Betting Odds – Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final
Team Odds Chance
England 1/3 75%
Fiji 12/5 29.4%
Draw 20/1 4.8%

England are comfortable favourites at 1/3 despite not being at their vintage best in this tournament so far.

Fiji followed up their impressive start to this Rugby World Cup with a poor 23-24 loss to Portugal in their final group game which sees them as 12/5 underdogs ahead of this game.

The draw after 80 minutes is 20/1.

Handicap Betting

England: -8 @ Evens

Fiji +8 @ Evens

Handicap Draw: -8 @ 18/1

To Qualify Odds

England: 3/10

Fiji: 23/10

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Team News

England Team News

Fiji Team News

Referee & officiating team?

Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)

Assistant Referees: Nic Berry (Australia), Pierre Brousset (France)

TMO: Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

England v Fiji Weather Forecast

The game is expected to be the windiest of all the Quarter-Finals at the weekend which could affect kicking chances. There is no rain expected however.


The temperature is predicted to be 19°C at kick-off which will remain throughout the second half.


Winds are expected to be in the region of 33mph.


There is a 0% during this game according to the latest weather forecasts.

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England’s Form

England’s 2023 Rugby World Cup Results

England 27-10 Argentina | Pool D, Saturday, September 9th.

England 34-12 Japan | Pool D, Sunday, September 17th.

England 71-0 Chile | Pool D, Saturday, September 23rd.

England 18-17 Samoa | Pool D, Saturday, October 7th.

2023 Rugby World Cup Form

England, despite winning four from four games to top Pool D, has been uninspiring throughout the tournament.

England concluded their Pool Stage campaign with a narrow 18-17 victory over Samoa, where the story of the night was the underperformance of Farrell and Ford getting replaced during the game. They came into that game following two victories 71-0 against helpless Chile and a 34-12 victory against Japan.

They had opened their Pool campaign with a “boring” 27-10 victory against Argentina, which ultimately meant they’d go on to win the pool.

Form Coming Into The 2023 Rugby World Cup

England entered this tournament in poor form, finishing fourth in the most recent Six Nations campaign with only two wins to their three defeats. That extended their poor run of form in the competition since their 2020 success they’ve come fifth in 2021 and third in 2022 as well.

Steve Borthwick has only been Head Coach since it was announced on the 19th of December that he would be replacing Eddie Jones at the helm.

In the first of their World Cup warm-ups, they had a disappointing 20-9 defeat against out-of-form Wales. However, England avenged that a week later claiming a narrow 19-17 home victory. But their final two warm-up matches were defeats, 29-10 against Ireland and most shockingly a 22-30 defeat against Fiji.

Fiji’s Form

Fiji’s 2023 Rugby World Cup Results

Wales 32-26 Fiji | Pool C, September 10th

Australia 15-22 Fiji | Pool C, September 17th

Fiji 17-12 Georgia | Pool C, September 30th

Fiji 23-24 Portugal | Pool C, October 8th

2023 Rugby World Cup Form

World Number 7 Fiji in their ninth World Cup and had previously reached the Quarter-Final in 1987 and 2007. Simon Raiwalui has been Fiji’s Head coach since replacing Vern Cotter, who stepped down in the previous month in January

Fiji entered the Rugby World Cup outsiders to qualify from Pool C having been drawn with Wales and Australia along with Portugal and Georgia. However, the Fijians followed that up with some brilliant performances to secure Pool Stage qualification for the first time since 2007.

In their final Pool Game, they had a disappointing (albeit narrow) 23-24 defeat against Portugal; their bonus point meant they secured qualification due to a superior head-to-head record with Australia.

Ultimately it was their 17-12 victory against Georgia and 15-22 shock win over Australia that earned them second spot. Had it not been for the Fijian fumble against Wales in their opening game of the tournament, they may even have won the pool. 

Form Coming Into The 2023 Rugby World Cup

Fiji came into this tournament in excellent form with four wins in their last five matches. They opened their 2023 campaign by winning the Pacific Nations Cup beating Tonga 36-20, Samoa 19-33 and Japan 12-35.

During their Rugby World Cup warm-up fixtures, they lost 34-17 to France and beat England 22-30. This was the first time they had beaten a first-tier nation since they defeated France back in November 2018 14-21.

England Attack v Fiji Defence

England entered the Quarter-Final stage as the fifth-highest scorers in the tournament so far with 150 points scored and an average of 37.5 points per game. This is despite the fact England has arguably underwhelmed in 75% of their pool-stage matches aside from their 71-0 whitewash win over Chile.

England faces a Fijian side who have the worst defence in the competition of the remaining Quarter-Finalists with 83 points conceded and an average of 20.75 points per game which is not surprising considering their 50% record at the tournament so far and how tight the group has been.

Fiji Attack v England Defence

Free-flowing Fiji for all their attacking flair at times, they come into this Rugby World Cup Quarter-Finals as the competition’s lowest scorers with 88 points and 22 points per game.

Although the tightness of their pool can be put down to that, finishing with a points differential of just 5 points.

Not only have they been poor in attack they are coming against dreary England who has the third-best defence in the competition so far with 39 points conceded an average of 9.75 points per game.

England v Fiji Rugby Head-To-Head

All-Time Head-To-Head Record

England and Fiji have been battling in Test rugby since 1999. Since then they’ve faced off five times.

Their first meeting was at the 1999 Rugby World Cup where England won 45-24.

England won the next three fixtures before losing their game 22-30 against Fiji during the Rugby World Cup warm-up.

Head-To-Head Results Last Five Matches

2023: Fiji won 22-30

2016: England won 58-15

2015: England won 35-11

2012: England won 54-12

1999: England won 45-24


Fiji won their first-ever game against England in the run-up to this tournament overcoming them on a 22-30 scoreline.

Key Players To Watch

George Ford – England

George Ford has been brilliant all tournament for England, arguably one of very few shining lights for the nation in this Rugby World Cup.

However, such is the standing and the political nature of the Farrell and Ford selection conundrum he isn’t even guaranteed a starting spot Sunday.

He has to play, surely?

Waisea Nayacalevu

The Toulon man is the country’s highest active try-scorer with fifteen tries. He currently has the seventh most tries for his nation with the most recent coming in Fiji’s summer victory against England.

Nayacalevu was taken off in the 62nd minute against Portugal but will retain his spot for the Quarter-Final.

England v Fiji Prediction & Best Bet

Prediction: England 31-10 Fiji

England, despite their poor form entering the tournament and their uninspiring pool stage performances, remain unbeaten in the competition. However, I still think there is more to come from them on Sunday. 

The Fijians will come into this high in confidence despite having a 50% win rate in the tournament so far. They will gain great solace in the fact that they beat England during their warm-up clash.

England to comfortably win this one, probably in a typically English stoic manner. 

Best Bet: England -16 @ 9/4

The winner of this Quarter-Final will play the winner of France v South Africa. You can find our France v South Africa preview here.

We also previewed both of Saturday’s Quarter-Finals, Wales v Argentina and Ireland v New Zealand, in what could be the best weekend of rugby we’ve ever seen.

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