After a loss to Wales, the hosts are now in third place in Pool A. A win over Australia on Saturday will put them right back in a position to advance to the quarterfinals, a tie will keep them alive and a defeat will almost assuredly send them packing, depending on what kind of bonus points they collect.
In other words, it may not be a must-win for England, but Stuart Lancaster’s squad has its back up against the wall. Playing in front of the home crowd at Twickenham Stadium will surely help, and England has won the last two head-to-head matchups against the Wallabies, but the pressure will certainly be on England, who have advanced to at least the quarterfinals in each of the seven previous World Cups.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch this pivotal match:
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Start Time: 8 p.m. BST; 3 p.m. ET
TV: ITV 1 (UK), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sports (New Zealand). Click here for the full list of television coverage from around the world
Live Stream: Read on for complete information on how to watch online
Watch England vs. Australia Online
In the UK, viewers can watch via the ITV Player. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream.
In Australia, viewers can watch live online with a subscription to Foxtel Play. A subscription costs a monthly fee, but a two-week free trial is offered.
In New Zealand, viewers can watch via Sky Go. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream.
In the United States, Universal Sports Network is offering live streaming of all 48 Rugby World Cup matches for a base price of $199.99. Single games can also be purchased.
For viewers in other countries around the world, the station that is providing television coverage (check here to see what station that is in your country) may also provide a live stream on its official website, so be sure to check there.