England will entrust twin playmakers George Ford and Owen Farrell with the task of masterminding victory over South Africa after naming an unchanged side for the World Cup final.
Plaudits will be heaped on the victor when Eddie Jones pits his coaching wits against Rassie Erasmus in Saturday’s World Cup final, but the backroom staff behind both men will also have a significant influence on the outcome.
Warren Gatland has wished England well for the World Cup final against South Africa and also hailed their stunning semi-final defeat of New Zealand.
England take on South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final on Saturday.
Billy Vunipola has responded to South Africa’s promise of all-out aggression in Saturday’s World Cup final by declaring “bring it on”.
Eddie Jones and Rassie Erasmus were both celebrating at full time when England and South Africa last contested a World Cup final, at the Stade de France 12 years ago.
Sometimes, it’s the little things which make the biggest difference.
England assistant coach John Mitchell has billed Saturday’s World Cup final between his side and South Africa as a collision of the sport’s two most powerful teams.
Eddie Jones insists England must be ready for South Africa’s forward-led onslaught in Saturday’s World Cup final while guarding against the possibility of an ambush.
England’s solitary Rugby World Cup win came courtesy of their 20-17 extra-time victory over Australia in 2003.
Eddie Jones has taunted Warren Gatland after the Wales coach questioned whether England have played their World Cup final a game early by overwhelming New Zealand.
Eddie Jones has hit back at Warren Gatland after the Wales coach questioned whether England have played their World Cup final a game early by overwhelming New Zealand.
Eddie Jones will prevent England from basking in the glory of their breathtaking World Cup victory over New Zealand in order to sharpen minds on the only prize that really matters.
Ford says that England’s 2015 World Cup flop was discussed “at length” before their assault on global glory in Japan.
Everybody has commended the Japanese on their immaculate staging of the Rugby World Cup and they certainly deserve praise for rallying the population behind the tournament in the last month.
There are never any shortage of talking points and controversies to ponder over at the end of the Six Nations Championship.
It isn’t often that major rugby Tests are done and dusted inside the first 30 minutes.