By Cristina Hodgson •
Published: 01 Nov 2019 • 21:15
BUCKINGHAM PALACE: Queen sends good luck message to the England rugby team
HER MAJESTY has sent the England team her “very best wishes” for a “memorable and successful match” in the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.
“Your performances during the tournament have delighted supporters, and inspired many people throughout the country.
“I send my congratulations to the England team, management and support staff on reaching the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final, together with my very best wishes for a memorable and successful match.”
It’s expected that the Duke of Sussex, who is patron of the Rugby Football Union, will present the message to the players and head coach Eddie Jones in person ahead of the much-awaited clash in Japan on Saturday.
It has been reported that the Queen’s grandson has also personally written a good luck message inside a card which he will hand over to the squad, which includes a photo of his son Archie wearing an England shirt.
The Duke of Sussex will be among the 72,000 inside the Yokohama stadium as England attempt to win the tournament for a second time.
England look calm before final storm and it’s guaranteed that South Africa will prove to be the fiercest of storms. However, England look to have the ability and belief to overcome whatever is thrown at them proving it last week against New Zealand where they delivered their best performance in many years.
That does not necessarily mean that rugby’s great prize is automatically going home to Twickenham for the first time since 2003. But what is indisputable is that England have spent four years painstakingly working towards this moment.
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