ENGLAND commence their World Cup against Tonga knowing there’s no room for error after they were drawn into the group of death.
Eddie Jones’ Red Rose also face France and Argentina, with at least one of rugby’s giants to be eliminated at the first hurdle.
The fixture is set to be an emotional one for the Vunipola brothers, who face the country where their parents are from.
When is England vs Tonga?
England take on Tonga on Sunday, September 22 – TODAY.
The match commences at 11.15am UK time – 7.15pm in Japan and 11.15pm in Tonga.
It will be played at the Sapporo Dome – a stadium that holds fond memories for English sports fans after the football team famously beat Argentina there in the 2002 World Cup.
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What TV channel is England vs Tonga on and can I live stream it?
ITV1 will be broadcasting this match in the UK.
To stream the game live, head to the ITV Hub.
In Tonga, the match will be live on Fiji TV.
How do I watch England vs Tonga for FREE?
ITV1 and ITV Hub are free for all UK broadcasters with a TV licence.
A TV licence can be purchased for £154.50 in colour and £52 in black and white.
ENGLAND have gone all-guns blazing to take on Tonga as Eddie Jones named his strongest available attack.
Skipper Owen Farrell is back at inside centre and has No10 George Ford as chief tormentor against the World Cup minnows.
And Manu Tuilagi will be screaming through the middle with Jonny May, Anthony Watson and Elliot Daly completing a devastating back three in Sapporo.
In the pack Joe Marler has come through yesterday’s injury scare to play – and Courtney Lawes is preferred alongside Maro Itoje in the second row with George Kruis is benched.
‘Kamikaze Kids’ Tom Curry and Sam Underhill have another chance to cause some damage as England’s jackals.
They team-up with No8 Billy Vunipola in the back-row after the trio tore apart Ireland at Twickenham last month.
Up front Marler, hooker Jamie George and tighthead Kyle Sinckler complete a pack that will be driven around the pitch by scrum-half Ben Youngs on his 90th cap.
Meanwhile the Tonga team is as follows: