England on the Verge of Rugby World Cup Final: Possible Matchups Ahead

Key Takeaways:

  • England is set for a semi-final clash against the reigning champions, South Africa.
  • A victory against South Africa could lead to a final against either New Zealand or Argentina.
  • Recent match records hint at both challenges and opportunities for the English side.

England’s Journey to the Semi-Finals

England has successfully carved a path to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals in France. Under the guidance of Steve Borthwick, the team secured their spot by clinching a hard-fought 30-24 victory over Fiji. With an undefeated run in the tournament, the English side is now gearing up for a challenging face-off against the Springboks, who are keen on defending their title.

Looking Ahead: Potential Final Showdowns

Should England outpace South Africa, their next challenge in the final could come from either New Zealand or Argentina. Both these teams have made it to the semi-finals by besting British opponents. New Zealand narrowly defeated Ireland with a score of 28-24, thus ending the rugby journey for the retiring star, Johnny Sexton. On the other side, Argentina surprised many by securing a last-minute win against Warren Gatland’s Wales.

While New Zealand and Argentina are preparing for their semi-final clash in Paris, the odds seem to favor the Kiwis, given their consistent performance.

England’s Past Encounters: An Insight

If England squares off against New Zealand in the final, history indicates a tough contest. Since 2013, the All Blacks have won six out of the eight matches between the two nations. Nevertheless, a glimmer of hope emerges for England as they managed to draw and win their last two encounters against the Kiwis, the most recent game ending in a 25-25 stalemate in November 2022.

In contrast, if Argentina becomes England’s opponent in the grand finale, the English team might feel more optimistic. Their recent records showcase a strong performance against the South Americans, having defeated them in the Pool A opener of this tournament and winning nine out of their last ten games.

A Crucial Semi-Final Awaits

Before dreaming of lifting the trophy, England’s immediate challenge remains the formidable South Africa. Overcoming the current champions will be no easy feat, but it’s a crucial step towards setting the stage for an electrifying final against either New Zealand or Argentina.

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Tyler Potts

Tyler Potts is experienced football tipster and blogger. He has over two years of experience as a freelance football analyst and journalist. His hobbies include team sports, windsurfing and climbing. He loves the Bundesliga and the German national team. Tyler is invariable part of BettingID’s journalist team.

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