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Kyle Sinckler (left) hit pads with England

Bring on the Box! England prop Kyle Sinckler packs a punch in training as he gears up for physical challenge of South Africa in World Cup final

  • England take on South Africa in Saturday’s final of the Rugby World Cup 
  • Rampaging prop Kyle Sinckler is expected to start and was pictured training 
  • He had the boxing gloves on and was hitting the pads on Tuesday afternoon 
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England’s rampaging prop Kyle Sinckler showed he has quick hands to go with his impressive footwork during training on Tuesday.

He strapped on a pair of boxing gloves and hit the pads for a while to work up a sweat. 

With Saturday’s World Cup final against South Africa looming ever larger on the horizon, Eddie Jones’ men will be expecting an immensely physical battle. 

Kyle Sinckler (left) hit pads with England's fitness coach Warrick Harrington (right)

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Kyle Sinckler (left) hit pads with England’s fitness coach Warrick Harrington (right)

Sinckler worked on his cardio with a boxing warm-up at Fuchu Asahi Football Park

Sinckler worked on his cardio with a boxing warm-up at Fuchu Asahi Football Park

Sinckler worked on his cardio with a boxing warm-up at Fuchu Asahi Football Park 

And perhaps Sinckler was getting a few words of advice on his striking technique from retired England flanker James Haskell. 

Haskell was a visitor to the camp and has recently signed with MMA promotion Bellator so would be well placed to give Sinckler some pointers. 

Fitness coach Warrick Harrington was the man on the pads on an overcast day it the Fuchu Asahi Football Park.  

Sinckler also shared a laugh with retired England flanker James Haskell (right)

Sinckler also shared a laugh with retired England flanker James Haskell (right)

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Sinckler also shared a laugh with retired England flanker James Haskell (right)

The Harlequins tighthead prop has been one of England's key players in the tournament

The Harlequins tighthead prop has been one of England's key players in the tournament

The Harlequins tighthead prop has been one of England’s key players in the tournament 

Sinckler will have to front up to the physical challenge posed by South Africa on Saturday

Sinckler will have to front up to the physical challenge posed by South Africa on Saturday

Sinckler will have to front up to the physical challenge posed by South Africa on Saturday

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The Harlequins forwards has been one of England’s standout players so far this tournament with solid set-piece work to go with his all-court game. 

Jones will be hoping the 26-year-old has one more big performance in him with Rassie Erasmus’ Springboks expected to pose such a combative threat this weekend.