Owen Farrell Rugby World Cup final: England fans gear up for South Africa clash

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Owen Farrell England fans at Yokohama station ahead of the final

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England fans arrived in Yokohama ahead of the final

England fans are glued to television screens up and down the country as 15 men in white line up to face South Africa in the Rugby World Cup final.

The game, which kicked off at 09:00 GMT, is being played in Japan but almost 6,000 miles away back home excitement reached fever pitch.

England were last in the final 12 years ago and last won it 16 years ago.

Fans are understandably excited at the prospect of captain Owen Farrell lifting the Webb Ellis Cup.

The Queen has sent a letter of support via Prince Harry to England’s head coach Eddie Jones calling for a “memorable and successful” final.

Tens of thousands of Red Rose supporters have travelled to Japan with the hope of securing a ticket for the eagerly-anticipated clash.

Millions more will were expected to watch back home, hoping Jones’s side can emulate the 2003 vintage led by Sir Clive Woodward.

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These England fans in Japan dressed up as Beefeaters for the much-anticipated final

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A group of England fans wait for their train on the way to the Yokohama International Stadium

As you would expect, a large number of rugby clubs were planning to show the match, which is taking place at the 72,000-capacity Yokohama International Stadium.

There was extra excitement at Crewe and Nantwich Rugby Club as their former player Tom Curry was lining up for England.

“We are really excited and are hoping Tom has a great game,” said coach John Farr earlier.

“He’s had a great tournament so far.”

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