Watch England against New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup Semi-final at City Square before Saturday’s early kick-off against Aston Villa.

The game begins at 9am, and you can cheer Eddie Jones’ side on, as England aim to reach the World Cup final for the first time since 2007, on the jumbo screens and hospitality areas around the stadium.

But if Rugby Union isn’t your thing, or you're stuck on what to do before Saturday's 12:30pm clash with Aston Villa, there’s plenty more reasons for you to come down early and enjoy the Etihad’s pre-game atmosphere…

What else is on at City Square?

Coronation Street actor Ryan Clayton will be joined on stage by rapper, Shotty Horroh, to discuss this week’s talking points while former Villa and City striker, Darius Vassell, will be pitch side for an interview in the build up to Kick Off.

There will also be live music from Huddersfield band Courtyards, our resident house band, and further music at Joe Mercer Way, Y turnstile, P turnstile and 93:20 from Jess Kemp, Thomas Castrey, Hamish Farager and Chris Tavernera.

On the Blue Carpet experience, we have an interview with the OSC alongside former goalkeeper Alex Williams.

Plus, we’ll be talking about a new initiative ‘Sting Like a Bee’ which aims to tackle knife crime with a series of boxing and leadership programmes rolled out in gyms across Manchester.

We will also be supporting the Premier League’s ‘Kick it Out’ campaign delivering a number of branded activations.