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England v South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2019 final – live!

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Email or tweet Lee with your thoughts and predictions 7.52am GMT Not that it’s needed, but even more import is present in the game as this is the final match for both head coaches. Jones is sticking around another year with England to oversee the the transition, which if he wins, will be nice for his successor trying to put his mark on the job – “Look mate, take my advice or don’t, but I did win the World Cup recently. I’ll be over here judging you.”Rassie Erasmus has this week confirmed this will be his last match as Head Coach. Erasmus only added head coach duties to his Director of Rugby role in 2018 when the shambles the Springboks had become needed someone to sort it quickly. He seems to have done alright, and I assume his final performance appraisal with himself as Director Of Rugby will go very well. 7.50am GMT “Hello Lee,” says Will Padmore, “like you I don’t think that the final will be as one sided as some have predicted. If England are to win I suspect it won’t be comfortable. 1966, 2003 and the Cricketers this year all went to extra time (or the equivalent) England do not do easy victories in finals. I’d be overjoyed with a win in normal time!”If it goes to extra time you’ll have to make your own MBM as I’ll probably have a seizure. Continue reading…

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