England vs Australia, Rugby World Cup 2019 LIVE: Result and latest reaction from today’s quarter-final

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Follow the latest updates live from the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals as England take on Australia for a place in the last four in Japan.

It has been eight long years since England last graced the knockout stage of a World Cup, and even longer since they progressed from the quarter-final stage, ramping up the magnitude of today’s encounter with the Wallabies.

Eddie Jones has made the big call to drop George Ford from the starting line-up and move Owen Farrell to fly-half, with Mako Vunipola and Courtney Lawes also returning, while Australia coach Michael Cheika hands 19-year-old Jordan Petaia only his third Test start at centre. With kick-off is scheduled for 8:15am BST, follow the live action below.

When is it?

England vs Australia takes place on Saturday 19th October at Oita Stadium in Oita, Japan.

What time does it start?

The quarter-final kicks off at 4:15om Japan Standard Time, which is 9:15am BST.

How can I watch it?

Fans can watch the game for free on ITV1.

The match will also be available to live stream via the ITV Hub on smartphones, laptops and tablets.

Teams

England: Elliot Daly; Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Manu Tuilagi, Jonny May; Owen Farrell, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler; Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes; Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola.

Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Joe Marler, Dan Cole, George Kruis, Lewis Ludlam, Willi Heinz, George Ford, Jonathan Joseph.

Australia: Kurtley Beale; Reece Hodge, Jordan Petaia, Samu Kerevi, Marika Koroibete; Christian Lealiifano, Will Genia; Scott Sio, Tolu Latu, Allan Alaalatoa; Izack Rodda, Rory Arnold; David Pocock, Michael Hooper, Isi Naisarani.

Replacements: Jordan Uelese, James Slipper, Taniela Tupou, Adam Coleman, Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Nic White, Matt Toomua, James O’Connor.

Odds

England to win: 4/11

Australia to win: 11/4

Draw: 28/1

Prediction

England 25-17 Australia: England would have liked to have been able to test themselves against France, and will hope the gap between their last game and this quarter-final does not harm their chances of progressing.

Jones' men have looked solid so far, though there is a feeling that the best is yet to come in Japan, and if they live up to that expectation against Australia, they will advance past a somewhat underwhelming side that they have beaten each time in their last six meetings.