The Rugby World Cup 2023 enters its latter stages with England taking on Argentina in the third-fourth play-off. Argentina crashed to a defeat at the hands of New Zealand by a massive margin of 44-6. This was only the second defeat in the tournament for the Argentine.
Argentina, whose 2007 bronze in France is their only Rugby World Cup medal to date, found their way into the consolation bracket with a rough 44-6 defeat at the hands of New Zealand on Friday, just their second loss of the tournament. After knocking off Samoa, Chile and Japan in the group stage, then skating by Wales in the quarterfinal before the semifinal loss to the All Blacks, The Pumas have a chance to enact revenge on the first team to beat them in this year’s World Cup: fellow Group D member England.
That 27-10 match, which opened the World Cup for each nation, ignited an English winning streak that came to a heartbreaking end in the semifinal. The Red Rose swept the group stage and eliminated Fiji in a six-point quarterfinal before an even closer 16-15 nail-biter saw world No. 1 South Africa send head coach Steve Borthwick’s team to the third-place match.
England’s World Cup history is more decorated than Argentina’s: They’ve won the Webb Ellis Cup once and finished runner-up three times. They’ll look to earn their second straight medal and first bronze on Friday — but it’s a medal Argentina is intent on claiming for themselves.
How to watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup Bronze Medal Match: Argentina v. England
When: Friday, Oct. 27
Where: Stade de France — Saint-Denis, France
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET