Topic: Rugby

South Auckland fans divided over All Blacks and Wallabies match

By Mānia Clarke
  • Auckland

Millions of people around the world will be watching this year's Rugby World Cup Final at Twickenham Stadium early tomorrow morning.  Te Kāea hit the streets this morning to capture the vibe amongst fans in South Auckland.

Even though the final hasn't yet started, the festivities are well underway but patrons at South Auckland’s Ōtara markets were divided over which team will win.

"The All Blacks of course!" says a loyal All Blacks fan.

"Wallabies are going to win, because of all the Tongans,"’ says another market goer, who favoured the Tongan heritage in the Australian team.

There's just 12 more hours until the battle on the field between the All Blacks and Wallabies begins and people fans already made plans.

"I'm going around to a friend’s place, just the road next over, and we're having a barbeque breakfast and generally racking the boys on," says an excited All Blacks fan.

Kick off between the All Blacks and Wallabies will start at 5:00am NZ time.