Rugby World Cup Final 2019 : Rugby World Cup Final 2019 Live Stream Free Online Watch 2019 Rugby World Cup Final will be a rugby union match to determine the winner of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. It will be played between England and South Africa, a rematch of the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final. The match will be played on 2 November 2019 at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan
Rugby World Cup Final 2019 Live : Rugby World Cup Final 2019 Live Stream Watch The 2019 Rugby World Cup runs from Friday 20 September to Saturday 2 November Sat 2 Nov RWC 2019 Final England vs South Africa (Yokohama), 9.00am. So it all comes down to this. Four years, 40-odd Tests, countless training sessions and now there’s just one match left to decide the 2019 world champions.
Just 80 minutes (okay, a few more if it goes into extra-time) will decide if it’s England or South Africa who lift the Webb Ellis Cup in Yokohama on Saturday night.
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It’s a goal Eddie Jones has been working towards ever since he took the reins post-RWC 2015. “We’ve had four years to prepare for this game,” he says. “We know we’ve done the work. We’ve spent four years getting ready for this occasion.
“They’ve got a history of being the most physically intimidating team in the world, so we’ve got to take that away from them. We’ve got to meet their physicality but we are looking forward to that and being able to impose our game on them. We’ve got to take the game to South Africa, we can’t expect them to give us the game. The whole mindset we’re taking into the game is to play with no fear.”
That can be easier said than done given the size of the occasion, a World Cup final, but they will take confidence not only from their performance against New Zealand in the semi-finals but their form throughout the tournament.
2019 Rugby World Cup Final: England v South Africa
New arrival: Eddie Jones talks to replacement scrum-half Ben Spencer (Getty Images)
Jones has stuck with the same starting XV that beat the All Blacks, with the only change coming on the bench – Ben Spencer replacing the injured Willi Heinz.
South Africa have made only one change, too, with Cheslin Kolbe fit to return to the wing in place of S’busiso Nkosi. Rassie Erasmus has stuck with his six-two split on the bench, no doubt hoping to overpower England with fresh forwards in the second half.
The challenge for England will be whether they are able to play the more expansive game they have shown in previous matches in the face of the Boks’ physicality and relentless box-kicking. South Africa won their last two finals without scoring a try, and this could be a similar tight, edgy affair.
There’s not long now until we find out if it will be England for a second time or South Africa for a third with their name engraved on the trophy. Here are all the match details you need…
Played – 42
England wins – 15
South Africa wins – 25
Draws – 2
Most recent meeting – England 12-11 South Africa, November 2018
South Africa dominated the first half of this match at Twickenham last year, their physicality coming to the fore, but were only 8-6 up at half-time. It then came down to an exchange of penalties in the second half, with Owen Farrell’s 72nd-minute one proving decisive.
It did look like the Springboks would have another chance to regain the lead when Farrell led with the shoulder into a tackle on André Esterhuizen. It was reviewed by referee Angus Gardner but no penalty was awarded.
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Did you know?
England’s starting XV has an average age of 27 years and 60 days, making it the youngest team to start a Rugby World Cup final in the professional era.
Ben Youngs and George Ford play together at nine and ten for the 34th time for England. No half-back partnership has played as much for England in the professional era.
Tom Curry and Sam Underhill will be the youngest flankers to ever start together in a Rugby World Cup final, averaging 22 years and 121 days.
Eddie Jones is the first foreign coach to lead any nation to a RWC final.
Siya Kolisi will play in his 50th Test for South Africa