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Rugby World Cup Final 2019: South Africa Team To Play England

Here is the Springbok team to play England in the Rugby World Cup Final.

Cheslin Kolbe returns to the Springbok team to play England in the Rugby World Cup Final.

What do you think of the lineup?

South Africa
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
9. Faf de Klerk
10. Handre Pollard
11. Makazole Mapimpi
12. Damian de Allende
13. Lukhanyo Am
14. Cheslin Kolbe
15. Willie Le Roux

16. Malcolm Marx
17. Steven Kitshoff
18. Vincent Koch
19. RG Snyman
20. Franco Mostert
21. Francois Louw
22. Herschel Jantjies
23. Frans Steyn

7 replies on “Rugby World Cup Final 2019: South Africa Team To Play England”

I think this will be a very tight final. No team will run away with it. I do believe this Saffa team will ask questions of England not asked by the AB’s. Here’s to a cracker of a game. I think SA might sneak it. It will be close.


Big team, interesting bench – they are definitely preparing for a physical contest. I think Am, Kolbe and Mapimpi add some real pace and guile to this side – it will be a very difficult team to beat.

Any team that can afford to keep the likes of Marx, Louw, Koch, Snyman, Kitshoff and Steyn on the bench is a side to be feared.
This is going to be very close indeed


I thought one of Eddie Jones’ comments a few days back was very apt and in his way he was saying that he knows the SA game. Basically he believes SA tend to play their strongest team in the 2nd half of matches. Maybe it’s true. Cracking game en route. Let there please be no ref foul ups for this one and no rushes of blood to the head from players.


Hope we see a couple of (Bok) tries, but I also have a feeling it is going to be a very tight and hard fought contest. I don’t feel that either team is really going into this game as heavy favourites, and it could easily turn out to be a similar game to either the first or second semi final (depending on the run of play). I definetly do expect both teams will be in with a chance to win it right until the eightieth minute, though.

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