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England vs South Africa: Kick off time, stream free, TV channel, and team line ups for Rugby World Cup final

England take on South Africa in the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup today.

Eddie Jones’ men produced a stunning performance to dump reigning champions New Zealand out of the tournament at the semi-final stage last weekend.

England take on South Africa in the World Cup final

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England take on South Africa in the World Cup final

Now the Red Rose, who won the Webb Ellis Cup in 2003, will go for glory again when they take on Wales’ conquerors South Africa.

The Springboks are two-time world champions and have also enjoyed a fine competition in Japan setting up what should be a thrilling final.

England vs South Africa: Date and kick-off time

The World Cup final will take place on Saturday, November 2 and will kick off at 9am in the UK.

It is being held at the 72,000-capacity International Stadium in Yokohama and will be refereed by France’s Jerome Garces.

South Africa lost to New Zealand in the stadium during the group phase while England’s clash with France was cancelled due to bad weather.

Both sides won their semi-final ties in Yokohama.


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England vs South Africa: TV channel and live stream

The final will be shown live on ITV in the UK with their coverage starting at 7am and running until 12:15pm.

As it is on terrestrial television, the showpiece match will be free to watch for everyone providing you have a valid TV license.

talkSPORT will bring you updates throughout the match while talkSPORT.com will bring you the best pre-match build-up and reaction.

Follow our live blog here.

Eddie Jones has taken England back to the very top of world rugby after four years of graft

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Eddie Jones has taken England back to the very top of world rugby after four years of graft

England vs South Africa: Team news

For only the second time in his four-year England reign and the first since 2016, Jones has named an unchanged starting XV.

The only change from the squad which stunned the All Blacks is on the bench, with Ben Spencer replacing hamstring injury victim Willi Heinz.

South Africa’s star wing Cheslin Kolbe returns for Saturday’s World Cup final against England in the only change made by coach Rassie Erasmus.

Kolbe replaces Sbu Nkosi in the number 14 jersey after recovering from the ankle injury that forced him to miss the 19-16 last four victory over Wales.

England team: Elliot Daly, Anthony Watson, Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell, 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 team: W Le Roux; C Kolbe, L Am, D De Allende, M Mapimpi; H Pollard, F De Klerk; T Mtawarira, M Mbonambi, F Malherbe, E Etzebeth, L De Jager, S Kolisi (captain), PS Du Toit, D Vermuelen. Replacements: M Marx, S Kitshoff, V Koch, RG Snyman, F Mostert, F Louw, H Jantjies, F Steyn.

Referee: Jerome Garces (France).

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