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The perfect teacher! England draft in 2003 hero Jonny Wilkinson to give Owen Farrell and Co a masterclass on the eve of the Rugby World Cup final England are putting in their final preparations for the Rugby World Cup final Jonny Wilkinson took captain Owen Farrell through kicking drills on Friday Saturday's final evokes memories of Wilkinson's drop goal against Australia Farrell, George Ford and Ben Youngs were all given kicking tips on Saturday

By Chris Foy For Mailonline

Published: 05:19 GMT, 1 November 2019 | Updated: 05:37 GMT, 1 November 2019

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Jonny Wilkinson joined up with the England squad to provide a drop-goal masterclass – so that Eddie Jones' class of 2019 are ready to win the Rugby World Cup in the same way as the 2003 team, if necessary.

The iconic former Red Rose fly-half is in Tokyo in his role as a television pundit, but he spent time going through kicking drills with Owen Farrell, as the England captain and his team-mates had their last training session prior to the showdown with South Africa in Yokohama on Saturday.

Wilkinson has regularly providing mentoring support to England's kickers in an informal, ad hoc capacity and this was a timely continuation of that arrangement.

Owen Farrell takes tips off Jonny Wilkinson at England's training base in Tokyo on Friday

Owen Farrell takes tips off Jonny Wilkinson at England's training base in Tokyo on Friday

Should England need to win late under pressure, they could hardly have a better teacher

Should England need to win late under pressure, they could hardly have a better teacher

Wilkinson spent time with Farrell, George Ford and Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs

Wilkinson spent time with Farrell, George Ford and Leicester scrum-half Ben Youngs

Sixteen years ago, Sir Clive Woodward's team were forced to endure the tension of

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