Cape Town - Bookmakers have installed England as narrow 2019 Rugby World Cup final favourites against South Africa in Saturday's showdown in Yokohama.

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England were impressive in eliminating defending champions, the All Blacks, 19-7 last Saturday, while the Springboks were less convincing in edging Wales 19-16 in their semi-final on Sunday.

Twelve years after the two teams did battle in the 2007 World Cup final in Paris, Eddie Jones and Rassie Erasmus will spend the next week preparing their respective sides for 80 minutes of all-or-nothing rugby.

Leading SA bookies Sportingbet are backing England to win by 5 points on handicap and 1/2 for the outright victory.

The Springboks are on offer at 17/10.

Should England prevail, it will be their second World Cup title after their success in 2003 in Australia, while the Springboks are searching for a third Webb Ellis Cup triumph having emerged victorious at home in 1995 and in France in 2007.

Kick-off on Saturday is at 11:00 SA time.

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