30/1 England to beat South Africa
England vs South Africa betting preview
England have dominated the All Blacks, a team who defeated South Africa earlier this tournamentEngland enter this clash on the back of an outstanding semi-final win against New Zealand. They beat the All Blacks 19-7 in the semi-final with one of the most sensational performances in Rugby World Cup history. Eddie Jones' men were 10-0 up at half time and despite gifting the All Blacks their only points of the game just before the hour mark (which made it 13-7). In the pool stage, England beat Tonga (35-3), USA (45-7) and Argentina (39-10) while their game against France was cancelled. Then, they booked their semi final place with a 40-16 victory over Australia in the quarter finals. The Roses look rock solid in defense as they have shipped just four tries and 43 points in five matches thus far.
England have selected the same team for the Yokohama final The only omission will be Willi Heinz, who suffered a hamstring injury after coming on as a 63rd-minute replacement against the Kiwis last weekend. In his place arrives Saracens scrum-half Ben Spencer. Captain Owen Farrell, Jonny May and Kyle Sinckler all passed fit to play. Anthony Watson was able to finish the semi-final demolition of New Zealand but he received regular treatment during the game for an unspecified knock.
England Starting Line-up15. Elliot Daly, 14. Anthony Watson, 13. Manu Tuilagi, 12. Owen Farrell (captain), 11. Jonny May, 10. George Ford, 9. Ben Youngs; 1. Mako Vunipola, 2. Jamie George, 3. Kyle Sinckler, 4. Maro Itoje, 5. Courtney Lawes, 6. Tom Curry, 7. Sam Underhill, 8. Billy Vunipola
Replacements: 16. Luke Cowan-Dickie, 17. Joe Marler, 18. Dan Cole, 19. George Kruis, 20. Mark Wilson, 21. Ben Spencer, 22. Henry Slade, 23. Jonathan Joseph
South Africa are the best defensive team in the tournament, having conceded just four tries so far
The Springboks make just one change to their semi-final team with speedy wing Cheslin Kolbe returning, after recovering from his ankle injury, in place of Sbu Nkosi. Tendai Mtawarira, Mbongeni Mbonambi and Frans Malherbe will start in the front row, with Lood de Jager and Eben Etzebeth behind them. Siya Kolisi will make his 50th Test appearance for South Africa. This will be the last Test in charge for Erasmus before moving upstairs to a directorial role.
South Africa Starting Line-up15. Willie Le Roux, 14. Cheslin Kolbe, 13. Lukhanyo Am, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Makazole Mapimpi, 10. Handre Pollard, 9. Faf de Klerk; 1. Tendai Mtawarira, 2. Mbongeni Mbonambi, 3. Frans Malherbe, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 5. Lood de Jager, 6. Siya Kolisi (captain), 7. Pieter-Steph Du Toit, 8. Duane Vermeulen
Replacements: 16. Malcolm Marx, 17. Steven Kitshoff, 18. Vincent Koch, 19. RG Snyman, 20. Franco Mostert, 21. Francois Louw, 22. Herschel Jantjies, 23. Frans Steyn
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England vs South Africa H2HThis is a repeat of the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final in Paris, which the Springboks won 15-6. These two sides have met on 42 previous occasions at Test level, with South Africa boasting 25 wins to England's 15. Since both coaches have been in charge, the current head-to-heads read two wins a piece. England have won three of their past five Test matches against South Africa, including the two most recent, in Cape Town (June 2018) and at Twickenham (November 2018).
- Nov 2018 @ Twickenham - England 12-11 South Africa (Tries 0-1)
- Jun 2018 @ Cape Town - South Africa 10–25 England (Tries 1-1)
- Jun 2018 @ Bloemfontein - South Africa 23–12 England (Tries 2-2)
- Jun 2018 @ Johannesburg - South Africa 42–39 England (Tries 5-5)
- Nov 2016 @ Twickenham - England 37-21 South Africa (Tries 4-2)
6/1 England or 15/1 South Africa to win
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30/1 England to win the Rugby World Cup
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