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England rugby stars to follow in the footsteps of cricket heroes and receive New Year Honours if they triumph in the Rugby World Cup final against South Africa England rugby stars could join the cricket team with New Year Honours this year The list will feature the most sport stars since the one that followed London 2012  Australian-born Eddie Jones is eligible for honours as a Commonwealth citizen  England's heroes of 2003 were rewarded for winning the World Cup in Australia

By Matt Hughes For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 GMT, 31 October 2019 | Updated: 01:28 GMT, 1 November 2019

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England's World Cup heroes are set to be given MBEs or OBEs if they beat South Africa on Saturday.

The New Year Honours list will feature more sport stars than any since the one that followed London 2012, with talks under way in government about how to reward Eddie Jones' squad and plans are already in place to recognise England's World Cup-winning cricketers.

As a Commonwealth citizen, Australian head coach Jones is also eligible for honours and could emulate Sportsmail columnist Sir Clive Woodward, who was knighted 38 days after leading England to their one previous World Cup triumph in 2003.

England's rugby stars could be in line for honours should they triumph in the World Cup final

England's rugby stars could be in line for honours should they triumph in the World Cup final

The rugby squad could follow the England cricket team who are set to be awarded this year

The rugby squad could follow the England cricket team who are set to be awarded this year

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