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England’s path to the Rugby World Cup final – in pictures

Saturday will be a repeat of the 2007 Rugby World Cup final in Paris.

England take on South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final (Adam Davy/PA)
England take on South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final (Adam Davy/PA)

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England take on South Africa in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final on Saturday.

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Eddie Jones’ side will be aiming to secure their second World Cup crown, 16 years after their maiden triumph, while the Springboks hope for a repeat of the 2007 final when they defeated England 15-6 for their second Webb Ellis Trophy.

Here, the PA news agency takes a look at England’s path to the Yokohama showpiece in pictures.

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Manu Tuilagi (right) scored a first-half brace to put England 18-3 ahead at half-time in their opener against Tonga (David Davies/PA)
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Luke Cowan-Dickie rounded off the scoring as England began their tournament with a 35-3 success at the Sapporo Dome (David Davies/PA)
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Ruaridh McConnochie scored his first England try in the first half against the United States (Adam Davy/PA)
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Joe Cokanasiga scored a second-half double as England ran in seven tries en route to a 45-7 win over the Americans (Adam Davy/PA)
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Jonny May scored the opening try in the crucial Pool C match against Argentina (Ashley Western/PA)
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Jack Nowell scored on his return from injury as England secured their place in the World Cup quarter-finals with a 39-10 triumph (Ashley Western/PA)
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England topped Pool C after their match against France was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis (PA Graphics)
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Jonny May grabbed two tries which helped England earn a 17-9 lead at the break in their quarter-final clash with Australia (Ashley Western/PA)
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Australia pulled to within one point thanks to Marika Koroibete’s try but Kyle Sinckler restored England’s advantage in the 46th minute (Ashley Western/PA)
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Owen Farrell kicked 20 points as Anthony Watson (pictured) sealed the 40-16 victory in Oita (David Davies/PA)
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Samu Kerevi looks on as Australia were knocked out of the competition (David Davies/PA)
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Kyle Sinckler (left) hugs Joe Marler at the end of the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match (David Davies/PA)
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England head coach Eddie Jones enjoyed himself in the warm-up for the World Cup semi-final (Ashley Western/PA)
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England formed a V-shape as New Zealand performed the Haka before the Rugby World Cup semi-final (David Davies/PA)
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Manu Tuilagi scored for England after just two minutes against New Zealand (Ashley Western/PA)
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Sam Underhill and Ben Youngs (pictured) had tries ruled out for England (David Davies/PA)
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Ford added two penalties before Ardie Savea capitalised on a rare England mistake at the line-out to reduce the deficit to 13-7 (Ashley Western/PA)
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George Ford kicked two more penalties as England secured their place in the Rugby World Cup final with a 19-7 success (David Davies/PA)
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New Zealand players drop to their knees at the full-time whistle (Adam Davy/PA)
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Man-of-the-match Maro Itoje stands tall after the semi-final victory (David Davies/PA)

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