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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

86'
Penalty Goal

Owen Farrell kicks the penalty.

77'

This is dangerous for the defence as Ben Earl bursts through to advance the England attack.

75'

Vilive Miramira comes on.

75'

Albert Tuisue comes off.

75'

England decide to make a substitution, with Billy Vunipola getting some game time.

73'

England decide to make a substitution, with Tom Curry being replaced.

73'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Iosefo Masi getting some game time.

71'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Josua Tuisova being replaced.

71'
Drop Goal

Owen Farrell does the business as their drop goal attempt goes over.

71'

A gap opened in the defence and Ben Earl took full advantage.

70'

England make a substitution with George Martin coming on.

69'

England make a substitution with Ollie Chessum coming off.

69'
Conversion

The Fiji supporters go wild as Simione Kuruvoli successfully kicks the conversion.

69'
Try

A series of passes by Fiji results in a try for Vilimoni Botitu

67'

Isoa Nasilasila sets up the try.

67'

A gap opened in the defence and Isoa Nasilasila took full advantage.

67'

The penalty attempt by Simione Kuruvoli has rebounded off the left post and back into play.

66'

The defensive line has been broken as Semi Radradra goes through the gap.

65'

England sub Ollie Lawrence comes onto the field.

64'

Jonny May departs for England.

64'
Conversion

The Fiji supporters go wild as Simione Kuruvoli successfully kicks the conversion.

64'
Try

Fiji are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Peni Ravai touching down.

63'

The defensive line has been broken as Peni Ravai goes through the gap.

63'

Spellbinding play by Simione Kuruvoli is finished off with a try.

63'

The defensive line has been broken as Sireli Maqala goes through the gap.

62'

England sub Joe Marler comes onto the field.

60'

Ellis Genge departs for England.

60'

Danny Care comes on for England.

59'

Alex Mitchell leaves the field.

59'

Kyle Sinckler comes on for England.

59'

Dan Cole leaves the field.

59'

More power was needed in that penalty goal attempt by Owen Farrell as it drops short.

58'

Simione Kuruvoli comes on for Fiji.

55'

Frank Lomani leaves the field.

55'

Ratu Meli Derenalagi comes on for Fiji.

55'

Lekima Tagitagivalu leaves the field.

55'
Penalty Goal

Owen Farrell does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

53'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Sam Matavesi getting some game time.

48'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Tevita Ikanivere being replaced.

48'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Peni Ravai getting some game time.

48'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Eroni Mawi being replaced.

48'

Semi Radradra makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

47'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Sireli Maqala getting some game time.

45'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Vinaya Habosi being replaced.

45'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40'
Penalty Goal

Owen Farrell has kicked a penalty goal.

37'

England sub Marcus Smith comes onto the field.

35'

Ollie Lawrence departs for England.

35'
Penalty Goal

The England supporters go wild as Owen Farrell successfully kicks the penalty goal.

33'
Conversion

Frank Lomani makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

28'
Try

The pressure has finally told as Viliame Mata scores from close range.

27'

Trouble here as Viliame Mata breaches the defence.

27'

Vilimoni Botitu played a key part in that try.

27'

Trouble here as Josua Tuisova breaches the defence.

27'

The touch judges have waved away the attempt by Frank Lomani as they hook it left.

25'
Conversion

Owen Farrell makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

23'

England decide to make a substitution, with Ollie Lawrence getting some game time.

22'

England decide to make a substitution, with Marcus Smith being replaced.

22'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Mesake Doge getting some game time.

22'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Luke Tagi being replaced.

22'
Try

A wonderful passing move by England is finished off by Joe Marchant

22'

That's a great try assist by Owen Farrell.

22'
Yellow Card

Vinaya Habosi (Fiji) is shown a yellow card

21'
Penalty Goal

Frank Lomani does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

19'

This is dangerous for the defence as Maro Itoje bursts through to advance the England attack.

18'

The penalty attempt by Frank Lomani has rebounded off the left post and back into play.

17'

Owen Farrell hits the left post with the conversion, failing to add the two points.

14'
Try

Manu Tuilagi scores the try from close range.

13'

Spellbinding play by Owen Farrell is finished off with a try.

13'
Penalty Goal

Owen Farrell makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.

10'

The defensive line has been broken as Vinaya Habosi goes through the gap.

2'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

England v Fiji

Rugby World Cup - Quarter Final
Sun 15th October 2023, 11:00am EDT
Orange Velodrome

Points Flow Chart

England win +6
England
Fiji
England
Time in lead
Fiji
75
Mins in lead
0
87%
% Of Game In Lead
0%
3%
Possession Last 10 min
97%
6
Points Last 10 min
0

Key Events

Full Time
Farrell
30 - 24
77'
Farrell
27 - 24
71'
Kuruvoli
69'
24 - 24
Botitu
67'
24 - 22
Kuruvoli
64'
24 - 17
Ravai
63'
24 - 15
Farrell
24 - 10
53'
Half Time
Farrell
21 - 10
37'
Farrell
18 - 10
33'
Lomani
28'
15 - 10
Mata
27'
15 - 8
Farrell
15 - 3
23'
Marchant
13 - 3
22'
Habosi
21'
8 - 3
Lomani
19'
8 - 3
Tuilagi
8 - 0
13'
Farrell
3 - 0
10'
Start

Win Probability

England
73%
Draw
1%
Fiji
26%
Penalties Conceded by Mesake Doge

Momentum

0'
HT
FT
England
Fiji

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
2.4
10
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
3
7
Entries

Attack Profile

England
Fiji
More Less More

Defence Profile

England
Fiji
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
42%
44%
3-6 secs
28%
34%
6+ secs
25%
16%
69
Rucks Won
90

Last 5 Penalties

61'
65'
75'
82'
85'
England
Fiji

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Who Will Win?

England will enter this clash with Fiji as the favourites, particularly as Fiji lost to Portugal in their final pool game and have lost some of their momentum.

However, although England have gone through the tournament unbeaten, some of their performances have been unconvincing. As a result, Simon Raiwalui’s men will believe they have a good chance of reaching the semi-final stage of the tournament for the first time in their country’s history.

Think you know which way that England vs Fiji will go? Vote in our poll below.

Head-to-Head

Since 1988, England have faced Fiji eight times. They’ve won seven of these clashes and have lost once. This was earlier this year, when Fiji defeated England 30-22 at Twickenham.

Our data doesn’t go all the way back to 1988. But, it does show you exactly how the two teams have performed against each other over recent years. As well as the head-to-head record, our data allows you to see the average number of points scored per team as well as other metrics, such as how often the home team wins and how often the team that scores the first try wins.

Team Form

England come into this clash undefeated at the Rugby World Cup. But, although Steve Borthwick’s men have won each of their pool games, they’ve been unconvincing at times and many believe they were lucky to come away from their final pool game against Samoa victorious.

Similarly, although Fiji memorably beat Australia in Pool C, they lost to Wales and were humbled by Portugal in their final pool game. As such, neither side comes into this quarter-final encounter in scintillating form.

Below our team form guide, you can see in-depth stats about how the two teams have performed in their last five games, including stats about the number of tries they’ve scored, their overall points difference and the number of times they’ve scored the first try.

Player Head-to-Head

Rugby World Cup quarter-finals are often decided by moments of brilliance from star players. For this reason, we’ve looked into the data and provided profiles that show how Owen Farrell and Caleb Muntz have performed in recent England vs Fiji matches. Although Muntz is unavailable for this clash, how Farrell performs may be crucial to England’s chances.

Other Fixtures

England vs Fiji is a finely poised game that could be the pick of the quarter-finals. However, it’s not the only Rugby World Cup game that’s taking place this weekend. Check out the latest fixtures and results below.

England vs Fiji 2023: Detailed Match Preview

On Sunday 15th October, 2023, England will face Fiji in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals at Stade de Marseille in Marseille.

Both sides will enter this encounter with high hopes. But, while Steve Borthwick’s men have so far gone through the competition unbeaten, they are yet to play their best rugby and some have criticised their kicking-heavy game. Meanwhile, Fiji have recently been beaten by Portugal but will be looking to reach the semi-final stage for the first time in their country’s history.

Although neither Fiji or England have set the tournament alight so far, both are more than capable of delivering on the big stage. With neither side in free flowing attacking form, we may see a tight and tense game that goes right down to the wire.

When was the first England vs Fiji game? When was the first England vs Fiji game?

The first England vs Fiji game took place in 1988. England won this game 25-12.

Have England ever played against Fiji at the Rugby World Cup? Have England ever played against Fiji at the Rugby World Cup?

Yes. England have faced Fiji twice before at the Rugby World Cup. In 1999, the sides clashed in the quarter-final playoffs, with England winning 45-24. They also faced each other in the pool stage of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, with England winning 35-11.

Have Fiji ever beaten England? Have Fiji ever beaten England?

Yes. England have faced Fiji eight times in history. Although England have won seven of these games, Fiji have won one. This was the latest encounter between the two sides, when Fiji beat England 30-22 at Twickenham just before the Rugby World Cup began.

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