By Matt Hughes For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:30 GMT, 31 October 2019 | Updated: 01:28 GMT, 1 November 2019
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
The rugby squad could follow the England cricket team who are set to be awarded this year