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Owen Farrell Nothing to declare! Trophyless Owen Farrell and his glum England team-mates land back at Heathrow after their Rugby World Cup final heartache against South Africa

  • Owen Farrell was pictured with rest of England squad pushing luggage  
  • Players and staff arrived at Heathrow on Monday after flying in from Japan  
  • Eddie Jones’s side suffered disappointment of defeat in World Cup final 
  • There was a warm and sympathetic reception by fans waiting in airport 

By Luke Augustus for MailOnline

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England players arrived at Heathrow Airport understandably in a solemn mood on Monday afternoon following their Rugby World Cup final disappointment at the weekend.

The class of 2019 were denied the opportunity of emulating the Rugby World Cup-winning heroes of 2003, after losing 32-12 to South Africa in the final on Saturday.

But despite the result, the players received a heartwarming reception as they touched back down on home soil from Japan – 57 days after they departed for the tournament on September 9.

Owen Farrell was among the England players who touched down at Heathrow on Monday

The England boss Eddie Jones saw his side fall to a devastating 32-12 defeat by South Africa

The players walked through International Arrivals of Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport to mass cheering and applause in a bid to lift their spirits.

Their BA008 flight from Tokyo landed ahead of their 1.25pm schedule at 1.07pm. At 1.52pm a member of security radioed that they had just picked up their luggage but it wasn’t until 2pm that they arrived.

Members of the general public arr

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