RWC finals 2019

England vs South Africa, Rugby World Cup 2019 final: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

England v South Africa, the 2019 Rugby World Cup final. England made it, seeing off New Zealand on Saturday while South Africa saw off Wales in an underwhelming semi-final.

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It is the most eagerly-anticipated international rugby match there is and only takes place every four years, with 80 minutes separating two teams from global domination.

Twenty teams started off RWC 2019 with the goal of becoming world champions, and the path to the final is never an easy one.

England last made the World Cup final in 2007 and won the tournament for the only time in their history in 2003.
When is it?

Rugby World Cup final: England v South Africa
Venue: Yokohama International Stadium Date: Saturday, 2 November Kick-off: 09:00 GMT
Coverage: Live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.

South Africa head coach Ressie Erasmus expects winger Cheslin Kolbe to be available for Saturday’s World Cup final against England.

Kolbe, who has been described as an “X-factor player” by England full-back Elliot Daly, missed the semi-final win over Wales with an ankle injury.

But Erasmus said on Tuesday: “We are lucky enough to have all 31 players available and ready to train.

“It will probably be exactly the same 23, with Cheslin Kolbe coming back in.”

Two-time winners South Africa have faced some criticism for their direct style of play and tactical kicking at the tournament in Japan, and Erasmus has already said the Springboks will “grind it out” against England in Tokyo on Saturday (09:00 GMT kick-off).


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