WESTCLIFF’S head coach Jacob Ford is confident England can win tomorrow’s World Cup final - but that will not stop him being nervous.

Ford - whose brother George will be starting for Eddie Jones’ side at fly-half against South Africa - will be watching the big game in Westcliff’s clubhouse at the Gables.

And he is certain England can come out on top.

“I really do fancy England to win it and finish off the job,” said Jacob.

“They have the confidence and the mentality you need because they certainly haven’t gone out there to finish second.

“I’ll be watching the game with everyone else from the club, including players, kids and parents, at the clubhouse which will be great.

“We did the same for the semi-final against New Zealand last week and for the first time watching George I was actually quite nervous.

“So if I was like that for the semi-final I’m not sure what I’ll be like for the final.

“But we’re all so proud of George as a family.”

England beat New Zealand 19-7, with George scoring 12 points to set up tomorrow’s showdown with South Africa in Japan.

But Jacob opted not to head out for the final.

“My mum and dad have gone out for the final and so has George’s fiancee so he has people out there and we’re so close as brothers, so he knows how much support I’ll be giving him,” said Jacob.

“I have a game with Westcliff and my brother Joe has one with Carnegie so we decided to stay put.

“But I can’t wait for George and the rest of the team to bring it home and to catch up with him when he’s back.”

Jacob also enjoyed his own victory last weekend as he guided Westcliff to their first success of the National Two South season.

Westcliff won 19-15 at Worthing and Jacob is now keen to build on the win.

“It was great to finally get over the line because we had been so close so many times,” he said.

“It was brilliant how committed everyone was to help each other and I am sure it will help with the confidence of the group now too and as we look to move forward.”

Westcliff - who were promoted from the London & SE Premier Division last season - have now also worked their way off the foot of the table.

But they face a tough-looking test at home to third-placed Henley this weekend.

“Henley will be a massive ask for us but we’ll be looking for another good performance so we keep on moving in the right direction,” said Jacob.

“Hopefully the weather will stay good for us and we can all be going into the game on a real high with England being World Cup winners.”

Tomorrow’s clash will be England’s first World Cup final in 12 years.