2019 Rugby World Cup Final: England vs South Africa

England will meet South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final at International Stadium Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City on Saturday, 2 November. Kickoff is at 18:00 local (05:00 ET). The match may be viewed in the U.S. on NBCSN or on-demand on NBC Sports Gold and in Canada on TSN 1 and 4.


England head coach Eddie Jones has named an unchanged team for the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa on Saturday.

England’s team is the youngest team ever to start a Rugby World Cup final in the professional era but is also one of the most experienced in terms of international caps. The starting XV has an average age of 27 years and 60 days and average of 51 caps per player.

South Africa

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has made one change in his matchday squad with Cheslin Kolbe returning to start at right-wing after recovering from an ankle injury. Captain Siya Kolisi will earn his 50th test cap.

The Springboks have stayed with having six forwards as replacements as they expect a physical match.


England: 1. Mako Vunipola 2. Jamie George 3. Kyle Sinckler 4. Maro Itoje 5. Courtney Lawes 6. Tom Curry 7. Sam Underhill 8. Billy Vunipola 9. Ben Youngs 10. George Ford 11. Jonny May 12. Owen Farrell (capt.) 13. Manu Tuilagi 14. Anthony Watson 15. Elliot Daly 16. Luke Cowan-Dickie 17. Joe Marler 18. Dan Cole 19. George Kruis 20. Mark Wilson 21. Willi Heinz 22. Henry Slade 23. Jonathan Joseph

South Africa: 1. Tendai Mtawarira 2. Mbongeni Mbonambi 3. Frans Malherbe 4. Eben Etzebeth 5. Lood de Jager 6. Siya Kolisi (captain) 7. Pieter-Steph Du Toit 8. Duane Vermeulen 9. Faf de Klerk 10. Handre Pollard 11. Makazole Mapimpi 12. Damian de Allende 13. Lukhanyo Am 14. Cheslin Kolbe 15. Willie Le Roux 16. Malcolm Marx 17. Steven Kitshoff 18. Vincent Koch 19. RG Snyman 20. Franco Mostert 21. Francois Louw 22. Herschel Jantjies 23. Frans Steyn

Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistants Referees: Romain Poite (France), Ben O’Keeffe (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

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