JONNY May has been named on the wing for the England team that will start Saturday’s World Cup final against South Africa.

Chiseldon’s May retains his place in the side as England head coach Eddie Jones has named an unchanged XV from the one which started last weekend’s semi-final success over New Zealand.

Captain Owen Farrell will lead the side at Yokohama Stadium, with the inclusion of Ben Spencer on the bench the only change to the 23 that defeated the All Blacks after he replaced the injured Willi Heinz earlier this week.

England head coach Jones said: “It has been a good week, the players have been together a while now so it’s less about the volume of training this week, it’s more about sharpening the sword.

“South Africa are a difficult opponent and we are going to have to fight really hard to win. We know the physical part of the game is going to be important and the players will go into this game well prepared knowing how we want to play. We will go and play with no fear.

“South Africa will probably play a similar type of game they have played all tournament so we need be good in the arm wrestle and when we have the opportunities to break the game up, we are then confident and composed enough to take them."

England have remained unbeaten during the tournament having won their pool matches against Tonga (35-3), USA Rugby (45-7) and Argentina (39-10) before the France game was cancelled due to typhoon Hagibis.

England beat Australia 44-16 in the quarter-final in Oita before defeating New Zealand 19-7 in Yokohama last weekend to progress to the final.

This is the fourth time England have reached the Rugby World Cup final. They have beaten South Africa in their last two Test matches.

Jones will be in charge of England for the 50th time this weekend and will be only the third England coach to reach this milestone. He has the best win rate (80 per cent) of any head coach of England.