England and Argentina face off this Saturday September 9, 2023 for the first match of Pool D of the Rugby World Cup. Diminished, the English are already playing their World Cup against the confident Pumas.

England go into action against Argentina without the suspended Billy Vunipola, as does Owen Farrell. Kyle Sinckler is injured. Here is the starting XV concocted by Steve Borthwick: Ellis Genge, Jamie George, Dan Cole – Maro Itoje, Ollie Chessum – Courtney Lawes (c), Tom Curry, Ben Earl – Alex Mitchell, George Ford – Elliot Daly, Manu Tuilagi, Joe Marchant, Jonny May – Freddie Steward. Subs: Theo Dan, Joe Marler, Will Stuart, David Ribbans, Lewis Ludlam, Danny Care, Marcus Smith, Ollie Lawrence.

Here is Argentina’s starting XV: Thomas Gallo, Julian Montoya (c), Francisco Gomez Kodela – Matias German, Thomas Lavanini – Pablo Matera, Marcos Kremer, Juan Martin Gonzalez – Gonzalo Bertranou, Santiago Carreras – Matthew Carreras, Santiago Chocobares , Lucio Cinti, Emiliano Boffelli – Juan Cruz Mallia. Substitutes: Augustin Creevy, Joel Sclavi, Eduardo Bello, Guido Petti Pagadizabal, Pedro Rubiolo, Rodrigo Bruni, Lautaro Bazan Velez, Matthias Moroni.