MILLIONS of England fans have been left gutted after our boys lost the World Cup final today.
Calum Peters, from Cambridge, had travelled to Japan with his parents to take in the atmosphere.
He told GWP Digital: “It’s been brilliant – the Japanese people have really taken the World Cup to their hearts.”
Dom and Kay Allen managed to get tickets online before leaving home in Burnley on Wednesday.
Dom, 46, said: “It’s such a privilege to be here. I wouldn’t sell my ticket for anything.”
It’s such a privilege to be here. I wouldn’t sell my ticket for anything
Ecstatic fan Dom Kay
Ulrich van Eck, 50, is among the ticketless hopefuls but decided to fly out from Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, to take in the occasion.
He said: “I just decided I wanted to be here. It’s the biggest game in world rugby.”
Captain Owen Farrell’s heroes go into this morning’s epic crunch clash with South Africa as favourites after smashing the mighty All Black last week.
And their final battle will be watched by millions more 6,000 miles away back home all set to drink pubs dry if they triumph.
Roar of the Roses
FLIGHT comparison site Skyscanner said searches for trips from the UK to Tokyo have rocketed by 3,534 per cent since England’s stunning 19-7 semi-final demolition of tournament favourites New Zealand last week.
ENGLAND’S No8 Billy Vunipola, 26, had a kickabout in the team’s Tokyo hotel foyer with 16-month-old nephew Jacob — son of brother Mako, a team prop — and joked: “The game might be tougher than this.”
The Queen has already hailed England’s “inspirational” rugby stars ahead of the match.
In a special written message, HRH said: “Your performances during the tournament have delighted supporters, and inspired many people throughout the country.