11-01-2019

England take on South Africa in Yokohama at 18:00 local, 09:00 GMT in the World Cup Final. England side head into the finals as favourites, having delivered one of the all-time great World Cup performances beating reigning champions New Zealand 19-7 in the semi-finals.
South Africa came through beating Wales 19-16.

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Head to head

England and South Africa have met on 42 previous occasions at Test level, with South Africa boasting 25 wins to England's 15. There have been two draws.
This will be their third meeting at a World Cup Finals, with South Africa winning two finals 1995 and 2007.

England

World ranking: 1ST
WC wins: 2003 - beating Australia 20:17
Coach: Eddie Jones

Ben Spencer is set to make his Rugby World Cup debut in the tournament's final after Willi Heinz was ruled out by a hamstring problem sustained against New Zealand in semi finals.
England havesome of injury concerns before the final with Owen Farrell and Jonny May nursing dead legs, while prop Kyle Sinckler has a calf issue.
Anthony Watson was able to finish the semi-final of New Zealand, but he received treatment during the game for an unspecified knock.


South Africa

World ranking: 3RD
WC wins: 1995 - beating New Zealand 15:12, 2007 - beating England 15:6
Coach: Rassie Erasmus

South Africa have sensation Cheslin Kolbe back fit for the World Cup final against England – their only change from the side that beat Wales.
Toulouse winger Kolbe comes in for Sbu Nkosi having recovered from an ankle injury. Siya Kolisi will captain the Springboks as normal, and wins his 50th cap against England. He leads not just a team but a nation on Saturday, and his coach Rassie Erasmus laid out just how significant this final is for South Africa.

Finals

Kick off time: 9:00 GMT
Referee: Jerome Garces
Location: International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City
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