England vs Tonga: Kick-off time UK, TV channel, live stream free and team lineups for Rugby World Cup Group C


EDDIE JONES’ England begin their World Cup challenge in Japan today.

The Red Rose will be keen to get off to a strong start in the competition, with memories of their disastrous home tournament four years ago still painful for supporters and players.

Eddie Jones reckons the heat in Japan will help England in their quest for World Cup glory
Eddie Jones also reckons the heat in Japan will help England in their quest for World Cup glory
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The Red Rose last lifted the World Cup in 2003 and begin their Pool C run with a tough assignment against Tonga.

What time does England vs Tonga kick off?

THE first of England’s Pool matches is on Sunday, September 22.

Every match of the World Cup will take place in the morning here in the UK.

Kick-off for England’s first challenge is at 11.15am BST.

That’s 7.15pm in Japan.

Where is it being held?

THE game is being held at the impressive Sapporo Dome.

It has a capacity of 41,580 and England fans will recognise it as the venue for David Beckham’s penalty against Argentina in 2002.

Currently it hosts both baseball and football, with local sides Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo calling it home.

The Dome was officially opened in 2001 before the football World Cup
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What TV channel is England vs Tonga on and can I live stream it?

YOU can catch this game and every World Cup clash live on ITV.

Coverage will start at 10.45am on ITV1 and ITV1 HD.

Streaming is also available on the ITV Hub or TVPlayer.com.

ITV and the ITV Hub are free for all UK viewers with a TV licence.


World Cup pools

  • Pool A: Ireland, Japan, Russia, Samoa, Scotland
  • Pool B: Canada, Italy, Namibia, New Zealand, South Africa
  • Pool C: Argentina, England, France, Tonga, United States
  • Pool D: Australia, Fiji, Georgia, Uruguay, Wales


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