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"Come on England!" - British PM Johnson wishes team good luck for World Cup final

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Published on November 1, 2019 - Duration: 00:52s

"Come on England!" - British PM Johnson wishes team good luck for World Cup final

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sends a good luck message to England on Friday ahead of the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.

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"Come on England!" - British PM Johnson wishes team good luck for World Cup final

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 1, 2019) (UK POOL - ACCESS ALL) 1.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, BORIS JOHNSON, SAYING: "Well my message is that I don't think anybody can remember an England team play quite as magnificently as we did, as they did, as our team did on... that match against New Zealand.

There were passages of play against the All Blacks when I just couldn't believe my eyes and that's what they need to find again.

I'm sure they can and I'm totally rooting for them.

Come on England, you can do it.

That's my message." REPORTER ASKING QUESTION "Well I'm lost in admiration particularly for Kyle Sinckler because I was tight-head prop for many years with an extreme lack of skill, grace, coordination or talent but I know some of what it takes to be a tight-head prop and he is unbelievable." REPORTER ASKING JOHNSON WHERE HE WILL WATCH THE MATCH "I will watch it in some place of decent obscurity but I don't know where - the pub or somewhere.

I'll find somewhere." STORY: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent a message of good luck to England on Friday (November 1) ahead of the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.

Johnson said he couldn't remember watching an England team play as well as Eddie Jones' team has done so in Japan for the last six weeks.

The PM also singled out England prop Kyle Sinckler for particular praise having played in that position himself in his younger days, adding that he would watch probably the match in a pub on Saturday (November 2 - 0900 GMT kickoff).

England will rightly be favourites to win Saturday's World Cup final after dethroning the All Blacks last weekend but they are likely to have to pull another big performance out of the bag to prevent South Africa from securing a third crown.

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