England 2015 Rugby World Cup
England players during a training session ahead of their Rugby World Cup opener against FijiReuters

"Just get the job done boys" will be the overwhelming feeling going through everyone concerned with England as the hosts prepare to get the 2015 Rugby World Cup up and running with the opening match against Fiji on Saturday.

Not too late after the short-and-sweet opening ceremony, the 30 players will be out on the field, looking to take the first step towards creating a bit of history.

England are always a formidable team in rugby, particularly so at their home – Twickenham -- and with the team expected to be backed by a capacity crowd, they will be confident of starting the World Cup with a victory over Fiji.

"The squad is massively excited to start the World Cup," England coach Stuart Lancaster said. "Everyone has worked incredibly hard over the last three months and we are ready.

"All the players have put their hand up in training, and the internationals we have played this summer, and we are blessed to have such a strong squad to select from against a skilful and powerful Fijian side.

"Friday will be a great occasion for the whole squad and for the country. We are in a unique position to be playing in a World Cup on home soil and to have the support of a nation behind the team. That support will be a massive factor and we don't underestimate its importance."

Fiji certainly have not underestimated the importance of home support, so much so that they played audio of the Twickenham crowd during their practice sessions in order to get attuned with the atmosphere at England's home of rugby.

"We had a little bit of a strategy earlier in the campaign in Fiji," coach John McKee said. "We had a PA system playing crowd noise and the sounds from Twickenham. That was part of our preparation.

Preparation is certainly been taken to another level by both sides, and as far as Fiji are concerned, they really have nothing much to lose. Nobody expects them to win this Rugby World Cup opener, and that just might work in their favour.

"It's truly an honour to be playing in the World Cup, but the opportunity to play in the opening match against the hosts is truly a great honour," Fiji vice-captain Sunia Koto said. "It will be remembered in 10 years' time, we'll be telling stories in the village about the day we played the opening match in the World Cup."

Teams: England: Mike Brown, Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Brad Barritt, Jonny May, George Ford, Ben Youngs, Joe Marler, Tom Youngs, Dan Cole, Courtney Lawes, Geoff Parling, Tom Wood, Chris Robshaw (capt), Ben Morgan.

Fiji: Metuisela Talebula, Waisea Nayacalevu, Vereniki Goneva, Gabiriele Lovobalavu, Nemani Nadolo, Ben Volavola, Nikola Matawalu, Campese Ma'afu, Sunia Koto, Manasa Saulo, Apisalome Ratuniyarawa, Leone Nakarawa, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Akapusi Qera (capt), Sakiusa Masi Matadigo.

Where to Watch Live

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The 2015 Rugby World Cup Match 1 is set to begin at 7 pm BST (12.30 am IST, 3 pm ET). Sony Six will provide the Live coverage of the England vs Fiji match in India (and the subcontinent), while the opening match can also be watched via live streaming online on livsports.in.

Viewers in the UK can watch the action live on ITV1, with the live stream online option on ITV Player.

Sky Sport will show the match live in New Zealand, while the action can also be watched via live streaming on Sky Go NZ

Viewers in Australia can watch England vs Fiji live on Fox Sports 2, with the live stream option on Foxtel Play.

The first match of this 2015 Rugby World Cup will be shown live in South Africa on SuperSport, while the live stream option is on SuperSport Live Video.

Audience in the USA can watch the rugby World Cup opening match live on Universal Sports, while the big game can also be live streamed on Universal Sports Online.

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