It is done in the International Stadium of Yokohama, with its 72'000 seats. In 2002, the Final of the soccer had a world Cup place Brazil beat Germany 2:0. On Saturday the final of the Rugby world Cup (10 PM, SRF 2), and again it is a duel of two great powers of the sport: England against South Africa. In England, Rugby was invented in South Africa, it is the national sport.
As a favorite of England, not only since it has turned off in the semi-final of the all-powerful All Blacks from new Zealand. But the statistics speak for South Africa. 13 of the last 17 duels won by the Springboks, and also three of four encounters at the world Championships. In 2007, the two Teams faced each other for the last time at a final tournament – also in the Final. South Africa won 15:6 in Paris, the title.
A tight game is expected this time as well, because many of the positions the Teams are equal. Therefore, it depends on the nuances. And who can decide on the course of these three crucial duels man-to-man for themselves.
The Englishman George Ford vs. the South Africans, Handré Pollard (r.). (Photos: )
Somewhat surprisingly, played in the English George Ford change against the All Blacks on the Position of the Playmaker (Fly-half). The outstanding Owen Farrell moved up two positions into the open field, as the Centre on the number 12. Ford also will wear against South Africa, the 10, and with Handré Pollard have a duel. Pollard is only 25, has denied, in spite of a severe knee and shoulder injury three years ago but already 46 games for his country. In the semi-final against Wales he had played under his usual level, there were the experts – in spite of 14 points to reach him with Kicks. With 100 kg of Pollard is helped heavy for a Fly.
The heavy hitters
The Englishman Maro Itoje vs. the South Africans, Lood de Jager (R). (Photos: )
He is regarded as the best Lock in the world, such as the Second forward be known as: Maro Itoje. 115 kilograms and 1,95 metres tall, the 25-year-old London-based of the description of the wardrobe very close to it. Against new Zealand Itoje with 16 tackles, 8 runs, and 3 Turnovers was nothing short of outstanding. His counterpart in Green and Gold Lood de Jager is. The 26-Year-old is still heavier than Itoje (125 kg), even larger (2.06 m), "a brutal ball-carrier," writes the "Telegraph" awesome. In addition, he is dangerous in the case of interjections.
Vermeulen The numbers 8
The Englishman Billy Vunipola vs. the South Africans Duane (r.). (Photos: )
50 countries games the a denied, 52 of the other. 130 kg of a weighs, just under 120 for the other. And both are machines: The duel between Billy Vunipola and Duane Vermeulen to the Position of number 8, the rearmost striker, could decide this world Cup Final, if he stays long offset. Vunipola, 26, whose older brother, Mako, plays in England at the front as a Prop, was at the world Cup from game to game better. Vermeulen is a brilliant ball carrier of the opponent to have to attack is. (as)
Created: 02.11.2019, 08:22 PM