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21st Oct 2023

England vs South Africa: All the big moments, talking points and reactions

Charlie Herbert

England vs South Africa live

It’s crunch time for the Red Roses

The quarter finals were amazing. The first semi final was a walkover. But now England can put all the talk of a lopsided draw to a bed as they finally meet one of the big boys.

The Red Roses take on reigning champions South Africa in Paris tonight in a repeat of the 2019 World Cup final.

There’s no denying that the Springboks are heavy favourites, with many assuming a showdown with New Zealand in the final next week is a formality.

But England are the only unbeaten side left in the tournament and will be relishing their status as underdogs in a game where all the pressure is on their opponents.

So, can Steve Borthwick’s men pull off the biggest semi final shock in the tournament’s history? Or will South Africa do the business and keep alive their hopes of winning back-to-back World Cups?

We’ll have the key moments, talking points and fallout from the match here on our live blog, so you don’t miss a thing from a huge semi final.