England takes on Argentina with quarterfinals spots at stake

England players line up as they celebrate after the Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Kobe Misaki Stadium against the United States in Kobe, Japan, Thurs

England players line up as they celebrate after the Rugby World Cup Pool C game at Kobe Misaki Stadium against the United States in Kobe, Japan, Thurs

TOKYO (AP) — England takes on Argentina in a pivotal Pool C game as Rugby World Cup action ramps up again with three games on Saturday.

Eddie Jones' England squad can secure a quarterfinals spot with another win. Argentina would be all but out of contention with another loss after losing 23-21 to France in its opening game.

England missed out on the quarterfinals in 2015, becoming the first Rugby World Cup tournament host nation to fail to get out of the group stage.

Japan needs a win over Samoa at City of Toyota Stadium to secure a Rugby World Cup quarterfinals spot for the first time

In the opening game on Day 16, two-time champion Australia takes on Uruguay at Oita.

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