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England v South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2019 Final

England arrive at this game with their manes fully plumped following a pride and confidence swelling dismantling of the favourites, New Zealand in the semis. An outing that showed a pulverising all-court game that alloyed of power, nous and no small amount of creativity.

South Africa’s route to the final has seen them put in spirit sapping, attack demolishing, body thumping displays of physical power to marmalise both Japan and Wales into a unrecoverable stupor.

There’s an old truism in rugby that “a good big ‘un beats a good little ‘un”. What happens when two teams packed with extremely good big ‘uns unload everything directly at and probably through each other in the biggest match in the sport? England’s only change sees Ben Spencer replace the injured Willi Heinz on the bench as Eddie Jones unsurprisingly names the same starting XV that so soundly beat the All Blacks.

South Africa also make just a single personnel swap, the fit again livewire and recent World Player of the Year nominee Cheslin Kolbe into the starting line-up replacing the departing Nkosi, who is out of the match 23 altogether.

England: Elliot Daly; Anthony Watson, Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell (captain), Jonny May; George Ford, Ben Youngs; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Kyle Sinckler, Maro Itoje, Courtney Lawes, Tom Curry, Sam Underhill, Billy Vunipola.

Replacements: Luke Cowan-Dickie, Joe Marler, Dan Cole, George Kruis, Mark Wilson, Ben Spencer, Henry Slade, Jonathan Joseph.

South Africa: Willie le Roux; Cheslin Kolbe, Lukhanyo Am, Damian De Allende, Makazole Mapimpi; Handre Pollard, Faf de Klerk; Tendai Mtawarira, Mbongeni Mbonambi, Frans Malherbe, Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager, Siya Kolisi (captain), Pieter-Steph Du Toit, Duane Vermeulen.

Replacements: Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, RG Snyman, Franco Mostert, Francois Louw, Herschel Jantjies, Frans Steyn.