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Rugby World Cup quarter-final: England v Australia Venue: Oita Stadium Date: Saturday, 19 October Kick-off: 08:15 BST Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and online with text updates on the BBC Sport website and app. England's Ben Youngs said Australia's Matt Toomua "knows my pain" as they joked about sporting families before Saturday's Rugby World Cup meeting. On Thursday, Toomua said Youngs - a Leicester team-mate for three years - was not "even the best rugby player in his family", referring to the scrum-half's brother Tom, a Tigers hooker. Toomua had previously shared his observations on the Leicester players in the England squad that takes on Australia in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup on Saturday, claiming that George Ford "never pays for a beer" and Manu Tuilagi is "a terrible snooker player". Australia coach Michael Cheika says that he does not believe England counterpart Eddie Jones' claim that he has rejigged his team to counter the threat of Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi.
Jones claimed that Kerevi's form was part of the reason for his decision to ditch a double-playmaker axis at 10-12, dropping pool-stage fly-half George Ford, moving Owen Farrell inside and lining Manu Tuilagi up opposite the Queensland Reds midfield star. Cheika added that it saddens him to see Jones and more of his compatriots helping guide their old rivals - pointing to the examples of former England men's cricket coach Trevor Bayliss and national men's rugby league boss Wayne Bennett. GEORGE FORD has sensationally been dropped for the huge quarter-final with Australia. Boss Eddie Jones has benched England's best player of the World Cup and moved skipper Owen Farrell back to fly-half. 2 George Ford, right, has been dropped for England's biggest game in Japan - despite being their best player Jones, who has beaten the Wallabies six times with England, said: "I spoke to George this morning, he is disappointed, but he knows his role in the team.
If New Zealand had played with the skill, the verve and the pace Japan did against Scotland, with the execution they showed over and over again, we'd be saying that is why they are the best team in the world. Only three games of rugby stand in between England and Australia and lifting the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. ITV will be showing the match in its entirety as it happens and you can get an England vs Australia live stream from anywhere on Earth by following this guide. So read on to discover how to get an England vs Australia Rugby World Cup live stream for free – it doesn't even matter where in the world you happen to be. How to watch a Rugby World Cup live stream anywhere else in the world Unlike much of the 2019 Rugby World Cup, this game is free-to-air on Network 10.
England against Australia, in the first World Cup quarter-final of a sensational weekend, does not need any extra seasoning added. It is 12 years since England won a World Cup knockout match, while Australia - in Eddie Jones's words - are "a great tournament side". Various locations 1/10 Rugby World Cup 2019: Where to watch the England vs Australia game in London AFP via Getty Images 2/10 Flat Iron Square This popular spot is showing every single game of the tournament, having undergone a Guinness makeover to mark the occasion. So central to it all are the two coaches, Jones and Michael Cheika, who have history as long as England and Australia at the World Cup. They were team-mates - Jones at hooker, Cheika at No8 - at the famed Randwick club in Sydney's east. Cheika has thrown in the second-youngest player ever to turn out in a World Cup knockout match. Each has lost a World Cup Final as coach and know that timidity gets you nowhere now. England have not played for two weeks and have now made such a significant change that is hard to know where they stand. It is certain, though, that they must raise their game or - just like four years ago - their World Cup will have been four matches long and their exit confirmed by Australia.