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Pollard can make history in RWC final as Youngs signs off for England

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History beckons for Leicester Tigers flyhalf Handré Pollard in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final as the 29-year-old looks to become the first flyhalf to lift back-to-back William Webb Ellis Cups.

Pollard has kicked the Springboks to victory as a finisher in the last two knockout games and will look to repeat his heroics from four years ago in Japan with number 10 on his back this Saturday.

Tigers’ backrow Jasper Wiese also returns to the Springboks matchday 23, wearing jersey 22 in South Africa’s 7-1 split substitute bench.

In the third-place playoff, Tigers’ own Ben Youngs starts for what will be the last of his record-breaking caps for England.

Ollie Chessum and Freddie Steward also start for England with Dan Cole named on the bench to take on Tigers teammate Julián Montoya and Argentina.