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Last Updated: Friday, 19 October 2007, 14:34 GMT 15:34 UK

England's heroes in waiting
Jonny Wilkinson will be key to England's hopes of retaining the William Webb Ellis trophy
England have the chance to make history at the Stade de France on Saturday as the first side to successfully defend the Rugby World Cup.

With more than 60,000 registered players, England have more talent to call on - numerically at least - than any other country.

But just 22 players, the starting XV and seven replacements, can take on the challenge of playing South Africa. BBC Sport profiles the men who will have the chance to become national heroes.



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