The final of the Rugby World Cup takes place on Saturday at the International Stadium in Yokohama between former world champions England and South Africa. Follow the battle for the Webb Ellis Cup in this live blog!

Good morning and welcome to this live blog! My name is Robbert van der Linde and I will keep you informed of all developments concerning the final of the Rugby World Cup between England and South Africa.

  • Rugby World Cup Final
  • Two former world champions
  • 'Bokke' lead at rest
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  • England-South Africa 6-12

Rugby World Cup · 3 minutes ago

The first half in the final of the Rugby World Cup is undeniable for South Africa. The 'Springboks' are somewhat surprisingly the parent team and lead thanks to four striking penalties from fly-half Handré Pollard. England can only put two striking owes from Owen Farrell, which leads to a 6-12 rest position.

Rugby World Cup · 6 minutes ago

40 '6-12! Pollard does what he has been doing throughout the game (except for the first minute): being extremely precise in his kicks. Immediately after his striking kick the gong goes, as a sign that it is calm.

Rugby World Cup · 7 minutes ago

40 'England stays sloppy in the scrum and gives away another penalty. Pollard can further increase the benefit for South Africa.

Rugby World Cup · 10 minutes ago

39 '6-9! This time the penalty is a bit further away, but even now Pollard is very accurate. South Africa seems to be resting with a head start.

Rugby World Cup · 11 minutes ago

The physical game of South Africa takes its toll. Several 'Bokke' have already had to be treated or even replaced.

Rugby World Cup · 11 minutes ago

After a flaming opening phase, the South African storm started to subside in this lively World Cup final. The South Africans do defend themselves like animals against the English.

Rugby World Cup · 13 minutes ago

35 '6-6! The arbitration does not see any unauthorized actions in the repetition either. England has a penalty, which is used by Farrell. It is the same again, but England is slowly but surely growing in the match.

Rugby World Cup · 15 minutes ago

33 'South Africa rejects the first attack with some excellent tackles. England, however, remains in possession and forces the 'Springboks' to give away a penalty. The referee and the TMO (video referee) will look back at a few more situations.

Rugby World Cup · 17 minutes ago

32 'England very close to the tryline of South Africa now. The forwards keep tinkering with it, do they find a hole in the defense?

Rugby World Cup · 19 minutes ago

England is glued to the tube for the World Cup final against South Africa. Here, on a rainy square in London, an Englishman is already watching the storm.

Rugby World Cup · 21 minutes ago

Handré Pollard started the final with a weird miss, but thanks to the fly-half, South Africa is ahead.

Rugby World Cup · 24 minutes ago

26 '3-6! England cannot enjoy the tie for a long time. South Africa is allowed to take another penalty after the English rumbling in the scrum. Pollard is behind the ball again and renews the lead of the 'Bokke'.

Rugby World Cup · 28 minutes ago

22 '3-3! With some delay, Farrell can still take the penalty. Loss of concentration is out of the question, the inside center hits the spot.

Rugby World Cup · 29 minutes ago

22 'Farrell has to wait a while before he can kick, because Lood de Jager sits down. The two-seater apparently has his arm out of the bowl and is being replaced by Franco Mostert.

Rugby World Cup · 31 minutes ago

Eben Etzebeth towers above everything and everyone, just like South Africa does in this one-sided World Cup final against England.

Rugby World Cup · 31 minutes ago

21 'A mistake from South Africa, England is getting a penalty in a nice place. Normally no problem for Owen Farrell.

Rugby World Cup · 32 minutes ago

20 'England is recovering somewhat and now has a longer period of possession. However, the South African defense is in good shape for the time being.

Rugby World Cup · 33 minutes ago

Bournemouth-Manchester United does not start until 1:30 PM, but the fans of the home club have already come to the pub in the stadium to watch the rugby final.

Rugby World Cup · 35 minutes ago

South Africans also dominate the English in the air. When will England answer?

Rugby World Cup · 37 minutes ago

15 'England is for the time being no shadow of the team that played New Zealand upside down in the semi-final. Is it nerves or is one physically exhausted after a month and a half of rugby?

Rugby World Cup · 41 minutes ago

Siya Kolisi leads his country onto the field. The flanker is the first black captain in South Africa ever and is therefore the first to be awarded the Web Ellis Cup when winning.

Rugby World Cup · 42 minutes ago

An image that excellently summarizes the initial phase of the World Cup final. England runs behind the facts against South Africa, which leads 3-0 in Yukuhama.

Rugby World Cup · 43 minutes ago

10 '0-3! This time Pollard has no trouble getting the penalty between the posts. South Africa takes the lead.

Rugby World Cup · 44 minutes ago

9 'The unprecedented pressure from South Africa leads to mistakes at England. 'Red Rose' gives another penalty straight in front of the posts.

Rugby World Cup · one hour ago

7 'The opening phase mainly takes place in half of England and more often than the English are fond of in their own 22-meter area. South Africa is trying to do what England did in the semi-final against New Zealand: grabbing the opponent by the throat and not letting go.

Rugby World Cup · one hour ago

4 'Sinckler is conscious and walks down the field groggy but independently. Dan Cole replaces him in the first row.

Rugby World Cup · one hour ago

3 'The game is stopped due to an injury with Kyle Sinckler. England's prop gets the shoulder of teammate Maro Itoje hard in the face and hits the ground.

Rugby World Cup · one hour ago

2 'The nerves quickly appear to be a factor. Handré Pollard misses an easy penalty in front of the posts. That was the chance for South Africa to take a quick 3-0 lead, but the 'Springboks' are leaving that.

Rugby World Cup · one hour ago

Royal visit at the Yokohama Stadium in Japan. The English prince Harry is also watching the World Cup final between England and South Africa.

Rugby World Cup · one hour ago

Kick-off! The South African fly-half Handré Pollard gets the competition going!

Rugby World Cup · one hour ago

"God Save the Queen" and "Nkosi Sickleel" iAfrika "have sounded in the International Stadium of Yokohama. The final of the 2019 world rugby championship between England and South Africa can begin.

Rugby World Cup · one hour ago

National coaches Rassie Erasmus and Eddie Jones have a friendly chat just before the kick-off.

Rugby World Cup · one hour ago

"We had four years to prepare ourselves"
Eddie Jones, the national coach of the rugby players of England, leisurely works towards the World Cup final against South Africa. The English will soon be hunting for their second world title after their previous World Cup victory in 2003. "We have had four years to prepare for this competition," says Jones, who joined the English League in 2016. "That's why the players can be relaxed, because we know how to get the job done."

Rugby World Cup · one hour ago

Nobody will be surprised that there are a few players with a Dutch surname at South Africa. However, England also has someone with Dutch roots. Tweederijer George Kruis has, as his name suggests, a Dutch father. Leo Kruis will hope that his son will still come in, because George starts on the couch.

Rugby World Cup · one hour ago

Supporters of the English and South African rugby team make the passage to the Yokohama Stadium. The kick-off will be at the impressive sports stadium at 10.00.

Rugby World Cup · 2 hours ago

Rugby fever is increasing in Japan. Who do you think will win the World Cup final between England and South Africa?

  • England
  • South Africa

Rugby World Cup · 2 hours ago

There is no more opportunity to save players, so national coaches Eddie Jones (England) and Rassie Erasmus (South Africa) will both start with their strongest formation in exactly one hour.

Setup England : M. Vunipola, George, Sinckler; Itoje, Lawes; Curry, Underhill, B. Vunipola; Youngs, Ford; May, Farrell (c), Tuilagi, Watson; Daly.

South Africa : Mtawarira, Mbonambi, Malherbe; Etzebeth, De Jager; Kolisi (c), Du Toit, Vermeulen; De Klerk, Pollard; Mapimpi, De Allende, Am, Kolbe; Le roux.

Rugby World Cup · 3 hours ago

Japan's Yokohama is coming to the final of the Rugby World Cup between South Africa and England. At 10 a.m. the kick-off between the rugby superpowers at the Yokohama Stadium is good for 75,000 spectators.

Incredible atmosphere here at #RWCYokohama as fans get set for the final at # RWC2019 #RWCFinal

Avatar Author Rugby World Cup Time of places 8: 27 - November 2, 2019

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