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In pictures: England expects – fans all set for Rugby World Cup final

In pictures: England expects – fans all set for Rugby World Cup final

7 months ago

In pictures: England expects – fans all set for Rugby World Cup final

7 months ago


England’s dreams ended in tears on Saturday, with South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup final.

The Springboks beat England 32-12 at the International Stadium Yokohama, in a thrilling finale.

Fans flocked to pubs across the country to enjoy the game – but ultimately were left drowning their sorrows.

Dejected England fans at Crewe and Nantwich RFC
Dejected England fans at Crewe and Nantwich RFC (Peter Byrne/PA)
England fans
It wasn’t meant to be – scenes at Harpenden Rugby Club, St Albans (Joe Giddens/PA)
Fans at The Merchants Inn in Rugby, Warwickshire
Fans at The Merchants Inn in Rugby, Warwickshire (Jacob King/PA)
England fans
Even the pumpkin looked disappointed (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
England fans watch the match at Sale Rugby Club
England fans watch the match at Sale Rugby Club (Ian Hodgson/PA)
A tense moment at Sale Rugby Club
A tense moment at Sale (Ian Hodgson/PA)
England fans
There’s always next time… (Ian Hodgson/PA)
Fans at The Sussex Arms in Twickenham
Fans at The Sussex Arms in Twickenham (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
Fans watch rugby final
Some couldn’t bear to look (Jacob King/PA)
Duke of Sussex
The Duke of Sussex watched the game alongside Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino (Christophe Ena/AP)

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