Mark Wilson has retained his place on England's bench for Saturday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.

The Cumbrian flanker came on in the 70th minute during last weekend's magnificent 19-7 semi-final victory against New Zealand, making his presence felt immediately, and could be called upon again at Yokohama International Stadium (9am kick-off).

England head coach Eddie Jones has, in fact, named an unchanged team, with twin playmakers George Ford and Owen Farrell entrusted with the task of masterminding victory over South Africa.

Jones has kept faith with Ford at fly-half after his outstanding display in the remarkable last-four victory over the Kiwis - despite the physical threat posed by Springboks centre Damian de Allende.

Farrell and Manu Tuilagi continue their midfield partnership and there is a boost for England in the front row after Kyle Sinckler won his battle with a calf injury to resume at tighthead prop.

There is one injury-enforced change on the bench where Ben Spencer comes in for Willi Heinz, who has been ruled out of Jones' 50th Test as head coach because of a hamstring injury.

Jones insists England are undaunted by the challenge of lifting the Webb Ellis Trophy.

He said: "We're enjoying the tournament - the only sadness is that the tournament is going to end.

"We're having a great time and we want it to continue, but it comes to an end, so we've got one more opportunity to play well.

"We want to play with no fear. We can definitely play better, there's no doubt about it. The players know that.

"There's a steeliness about the players but also a nice, relaxed feeling because they know they've done the work so they can get on with the job.

"Our whole mindset this week is about taking the game to South Africa, playing with no fear. Where can we take our game to? What level can we take our game to?

"We know South Africa aren't going to give us the game, they are going to come hard.

"We've got to meet their physicality, but we're looking forward to that and being able to impose our game on them.

"The boys know what's ahead of them, everyone knows what's at stake, but because we've had such a good preparation, we know we can go out there and play without any fear.

"Generally speaking, the World Cup final is between the two best teams in the world, you have to win your pool and you've got to win a quarter-final and a semi-final, so you've got to be at the top of your game.

"That means both teams mentally, physically and tactically are ready to go."

If he comes on, Kendal-born Wilson, who started his career at Penrith Rugby Club, will make his third World Cup appearance and earn his 18th international cap.

England last won the World Cup in 2003 after a late Jonny Wilkinson drop kick, but in 2007, they again reached the final, only to lose to the Springboks.