[""!LIVESTREAM!""] Argentina vs All Blacks live Free Broadcast & On 20 October 2023
19 sec ago ~ The Rugby World Cup 2023 in France has reached the semi-final stage with the remaining teams two wins away from getting their hands on the Webb Ellis Cup.
After four quarter-final encounters which witnessed duels between Northern and Southern Hemisphere sides, only England remain of the teams from the global North. The first semi-final pits Argentina against three-time champions New Zealand. The Pumas came from behind to defeat Wales in the quarter-finals with the All Blacks holding off world numbers ones Ireland to reach the last four for the fourth time in succession. The second semi sees a repeat of the 2019 final between England and South Africa. England staved off a spirited fightback from Fiji to make it through to the semi-finals, with the holders edging out hosts France by the narrowest of margins. Argentina are the only remaining team not to have won the World Cup before. SF1: Argentina vs New Zealand (Stade de France) After their epic win over Ireland, New Zealand go into this match as strong favourites with their opening defeat to France a distant memory. The All Blacks defence came through a stern examination by the world number one side, but Argentina's forwards should give them plenty to think about and will be high on confidence after their win over Wales. After 28 defeats and one draw, Argentina scored their first Test win over New Zealand in November 2020 and repeated the trick in August last year. But the three-time champions have won 33 of their 36 previous meetings and will be well-fancied to make their third final in the last four tournaments. SF2: England vs South Africa (Stade de France) Fiji threw everything at England in the quarter-finals but Owen Farrell's trusty boot sent the 2003 world champions through at the end. Next up is their biggest test after South Africa's Springboks broke French hearts with a 29-28 victory in the Stade de France. Since meeting in the last World Cup Final, England - the only unbeaten team left in the tournament - and South Africa have won once apiece. England squeaked home 27-26 at Twickenham in November 2021, but South Africa scored a comfortable 27-13 triumph a year later which prompted the replacement of England coach Eddie Jones by Steve Borthwick. And after their victory over the hosts, the Boks will go into the match as warm favourites. Rugby World Cup 2023 schedule: Semi-finals Date Time (UTC) Match Fixture Location Friday 20 October 19:00 Argentina v New Zealand Semi-final 1 Stade de France, Saint-Denis Saturday 21 October 19:00 England v South Africa Semi-final 2 Stade de France, Saint-Denis The winners of each semi-final fixture will face off in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday 28 October in the Stade de France with the match kicking off at 21:00 local time (19:00 UTC). The beaten semi-finalists will meet in the third-place playoff 24 hours previously at the same venue. Rugby World Cup 2023 schedule: Finals Date Time (UTC) Match Fixture Location Friday 27 October 19:00 Losers: SF1 vs SF2 Third place play-off Stade de France, Saint-Denis Saturday 28 October 19:00 Winners: SF1 vs SF2 Final Stade de France, Saint-Denis How to watch the 2023 Rugby World Cup live Please check local listings for broadcast schedules in your territories. Rugby World Cup 2023 will be broadcast live in the following markets: Australia - STAN Andorra - MOVISTAR+ Austria: PROSIBEN Belgium - TELENET Cook Island - Cook Islands Television Czechia - Ceska Televize Fiji - Fiji TV France - France TV, TF1, M6 Germany - RAN Ireland - RTE, VIRGIN Italy, San Marino, Vatican - Sky Italia, RAI Japan - JSports, NTV, NHK Luxembourg - TF1 Middle East and North Africa - StarzPlay Netherlands - ZIGGO New Zealand - Sky NZ, STUFF Papua New Guinea - Digicel, EMTV Portugal - Sport TV Samoa - TV1 Romania - Digisport Spain and Andorra - MOVISTAR+ Solomon Islands - Telekom Television South Africa and Sub-Sahara - SuperSport Tonga - Digicel, Tonga Broadcasting Commission (TBC) Turkey - SSPORT (SARAN) United Kingdom - ITV, S4C United States of America - NBC Vanuatu - Vanuatu Broadcasting & Television Corporation