JONNY May will lead the charge for Wiltshire when England go for Rugby World Cup glory in Japan this weekend.

May is in line to be named on the wing by head coach Eddie Jones for the final against South Africa at Yokohama Stadium on Saturday morning.

Former Royal Wootton Bassett RFC youngster May has been a key figure for England throughout the tournament.

He was named in the starting XV for last weekend’s astonishing 19-7 semi-final victory over defending champions New Zealand.

A week before that, May scored two tries as England beat Australia 40-16 in the last eight.

May, who plays his club rugby for Leicester Tigers in the Premiership, had been an injury concern ahead of the final due to a dead leg sustained in the semi success over the All Blacks.

The 29-year-old had actually been touch and go ahead of that match too because of a hamstring issue and, having recovered, lasted 45 minutes before suffering an additional injury setback.

However, head coach Jones has delivered a major boost to England’s hopes of winning a second World Cup by declaring May fit.

“We had a walk through on Monday morning and we had to tell Jonny to slow down a bit,” said Jones.

“He’s probably in better condition than he was last week at this stage. Immeasurably better.”

May's wife, Sophie, comes from a farming family in Patney, near Devizes, where the couple got married last year.

She is a former pupil of St John’s School in Marlborough and is currently out in Japan cheering him on.

May, who comes from Chiseldon, is not the only player with a Wiltshire connection hoping to seal World Cup glory.

Brothers Mako and Billy Vunipola are also set to be named in England’s starting XV – with the duo the nephews of Marlborough RFC head coach Elisi Vunipola.

Five other players in the squad – Sam Underhill, Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Joe Cokanasiga and Ruaridh McConnochie – also hail from nearby Premiership club Bath.

Should May help his team to victory, he will join the list of Wiltshire sportsmen to have claimed World Cup glory with England in 2019.

Steeple Ashton’s James Vince and Calne’s Liam Dawson were both members of the England squad that won the Cricket World Cup earlier this summer.