|2019 Rugby World Cup final|
|Venue:International Stadium, YokohamaDate: (Saturday 2 November) ********************** (Time:09: (GMT)|
|Coverage:Full commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, plus live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app|
Eddie Jones has taken a swipe at Wales coach Warren Gatland, who questioned if England had already played their “World Cup final” in the win over New Zealand.
The England coach responded by telling reporters: “You just send my best wishes to Warren to make sure he enjoys the third and fourth place play-off. “
England face South Africa on Saturday.
Gatland and Australian Jones have had a long-standing rivalry. Prior to the quarter-finals, the Kiwi suggested Jones waswrong to use the “do -or-die “mantrain relation to England’s match against Australia because it was said in the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis, which left at least (people dead.)
At the weekend, Gatland added: “We have seen in previous World Cups that teams sometimes play their final in semi-finals and don’t always turn up for a final.
“So it will be interesting to see how England are next week and it could be a good game.”
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‘Farrell will be fine’
Meanwhile, Jones said Leicester wing Jonny May was recovering well from the dead leg he suffered in the 45 th minute during Saturday’s victory.
“We had a walk through this [Monday] morning and we had to tell Jonny to slow down a bit, “the England coach said.
But May is in” immeasurably better “condition than when he was recovering from a hamstring problem at the same stage last week, Jones said.
Fly-half Owen Farrel l also picked up a dead leg in the first-half against New Zealand, leaving George Ford to take over the kicking duties.
Jones added: “Owen’s a bit sore but he’ll be fine. We’ve got a few others carrying bumps and bruises because it was a tough old game. “