England Summer Series

Rugby Union

(M) England v Fiji

🏉 The road to the Rugby World Cup continues as England host Fiji at Twickenham Stadium as part of the 2023 Summer Series.

The stage is set for the biggest stars in men’s rugby union to appear at the Rugby World Cup this autumn.  England will aim to go one better than 2019 when they lost to South Africa in the final.  Before that England have a warm up match against Fiji at Twickenham Stadium with England Summer Series tickets on sale.

England hosted Wales on Saturday 12 August and overcame the visitors 19-17.  Maro Itoje scored the decisive try.  Now Fiji are the visitors to the Home of England Rugby by way of some final preparation for the Rugby World Cup.  England are in Pool D with Japan, Argentina, Samoa and Chile and start their World Cup campaign with a showdown against the Pumas on Saturday 9 September in Marseille.  Fiji meet Wales in the opening match of Pool C on Sunday 10 September.

Courtney Lawes is set to win his 100th cap today as England captain.  Lawes brings up his century of England appearances having made his debut as a 20-year-old against Australia in 2009.

The Summer Series is the last chance to see England play on home soil before they head to France for the Rugby World Cup.  Can the hosts get back-to-back morale-boosting wins under their belts in the Summer Series?  Twickenham Stadium is the place to be to find out!

🎟️ England Summer Series tickets are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.

🕔 Kick-off is at 3.15pm for England v Fiji on Wales on Saturday 26 August.   

🏉 England team to face Fiji

15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 25 caps)
14. Max Malins (Bristol Bears, 20 caps)
13. Ollie Lawrence (Bath Rugby, 13 caps)
12. Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks, 52 caps)
11. Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 72 caps)
10. George Ford – vice-captain (Sale Sharks, 84 caps)
9. Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
1. Ellis Genge – vice-captain (Bristol Bears, 51 caps)
2. Theo Dan (Saracens, 2 caps)
3. Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 101 caps)
4. Maro Itoje (Saracens, 69 caps)
5. Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 10 caps)
6. Courtney Lawes – captain (Northampton Saints, 99 caps)
7. Jack Willis (Toulouse, 12 caps)
8. Ben Earl (Saracens, 17 caps)


16. Jack Walker (Harlequins, 3 caps)
17. Joe Marler (Harlequins, 81 caps)
18. Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 28 caps)
19. David Ribbans (Toulon, 7 caps)
20. Lewis Ludlam (Northampton Saints, 20 caps)
21. Danny Care (Harlequins, 89 caps)
22. Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 23 caps)
23. Joe Marchant (Stade Francais, 18 caps)

🚊🚗 Travel tips: Three train stations (Twickenham, Whitton and St Margaret’s) are all only a 10 minute walk from the stadium.  A shuttle bus will operate from Richmond and Hounslow East stations.  Plan your trip at the Transport for London website.  Parking at the stadium is subject to availability and can be purchased in advance through the stadium’s own website.  The stadium is in a controlled parking zone.

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