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Rugby World Cup team news: Lawes to take on South Africa in World Cup Final

Courtney Lawes is primed for this weekend's Rugby World Cup final as England take on South Africa in Yokohama on Saturday morning. 

Lawes is set to feature in his sixth match of the competition, having been a part of all of England's matches so far - with Eddie Jones naming Lawes amongst his starting line-up to take on South Africa in Yokohama on Saturday (kick-off 9am UK time). 

Undefeated in the competition thus far, England secured wins over USA, Tonga and Argentina in the pool stages before toppling last time's runners up Australia in the quarter-finals and then reigning champions New Zealand in the semi-final last weekend. 

And with Jones' side through to their first final in 12 years, the clash with South Africa provides the final hurdle for England as they look to claim their first title since 2003 - with the two sides preparing to replay the 2007 final.

England team to face South Africa

15 Elliot Daly (Saracens, 38 caps)
14 Anthony Watson (Bath Rugby, 41 caps)
13 Manu Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 39 caps)
12 Owen Farrell (Saracens, 78 caps) C
11 Jonny May (Leicester Tigers, 51 caps)
10 George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 64 caps)
9 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 94 caps)

1 Mako Vunipola (Saracens, 57 caps)
2 Jamie George (Saracens, 44 caps)
3 Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins, 30 caps)
4 Maro Itoje (Saracens, 33 caps)
5 Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 80 caps)
6 Tom Curry (Sale Sharks, 18 caps)
7 Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 14 caps) 
8 Billy Vunipola (Saracens, 50 caps)

16 Luke Cowan-Dickie (Exeter Chiefs, 20 caps)
17 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 67 caps)
18 Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers, 94 caps)
19 George Kruis (Saracens, 40 caps)
20 Mark Wilson (Sale Sharks/ Newcastle Falcons 17 caps)
21 Ben Spencer (Saracens, 3 caps)
22 Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 26 caps)
23 Jonathan Joseph (Bath Rugby, 46 caps)

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