Final facts: England v South Africa - Rugby World Cup Final details, preview, stats, odds, TV schedule

England meet South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final
England meet South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final

Get all the early details and key facts for Saturday's 2019 Rugby World Cup final as England and South Africa clash in Yokohama.

When is the Rugby World Cup final?

  • Fixture: England v South Africa
  • Venue: International Stadium, Yokohama
  • Date: Saturday November 2
  • Kick-off: 0900 GMT

Where can I watch it?

  • TV: ITV 1
  • Radio: BBC 5 Live
  • Live Blog: Sporting Life will be live blogging the final

Gareth Jones previews the Rugby World Cup Final between England and South Africa
READ: Gareth Jones previews the Rugby World Cup Final between England and South Africa

World Cup final odds

  • England to win: 8/15
  • South Africa to win: 7/4
  • England (-4.0) 1/1
  • South Africa (+4.0) 1/1
  • England HT-FT 20/21
  • South Africa HT-FT 2/1

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How they got to the final

England

England's Manu Tuilagi scored for England after just 97 seconds in their semi-final victory over New Zealand
England's Manu Tuilagi scored for England after just 97 seconds in their semi-final victory over New Zealand

Semi-final: England 19-7 New Zealand

Quarter-final: England 40-16 Australia

Pool stages

South Africa

South Africa celebrate their narrow Rugby World Cup semi-final victory over Wales
South Africa celebrate their narrow Rugby World Cup semi-final victory over Wales

Semi-final: Wales 16-19 South Africa

Quarter-final: Japan 3-26 South Africa

Pool stages

The route to the Rugby World Cup Final in Japan, as England and South Africa meet in the Final
The route to the Rugby World Cup Final in Japan, as England and South Africa meet in the Final

England v South Africa facts

  • This is a repeat of the 2007 Final in Paris, which South Africa won 15-6.
  • South Africa have won three of their four World Cup matches with England, winning twice at the 2007 World Cup in France, and back in the 1999 quarter-finals.
  • England's only World Cup win over the Springbok came in the 2003 pool stages on their way to winning the World Cup.
  • No team has ever lost a World Cup game and then gone on to win the World Cup - South Africa lost their opening pool game to New Zealand.
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  • England, 2007, and France, 2011, both lost pool matches and still made it to the final, only to lose to the same team that beat them in the pool game, South Africa and New Zealand respectively.
  • England and South Africa have played 42 Test matches, with England winning 15; South Africa winning 25; and two draws.
  • England won their last meeting, 12-11 at Twickenham in November 2018.
  • Eddie Jones was part of the South African coaching team that beat England in the 2007 Final.
  • Eddie Jones lost his only World Cup Final as a head coach. His Australian team where beaten by England in the 2003 Final

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