Millions of rugby fans are tuning in to watch the Rugby World Cup match against South Africa in homes and pubs across the country this morning. Pubs in England opened early so fans could start drinking today and prepare for the big match. Broadcaster ITV said coverage of England’s semi-final clash peaked at 10 million viewers last weekend. The British Beer and Pub Association predicted that one million extra pints will be sold on Saturday if England win.
Hundreds of fans were enjoying an early morning drink on the London Undergroud this morning flouting Boris Johnson’s law he brought in when he was mayor of London. Many fans are watching the match from rugby stadiums across the country. England were last in the final 12 years ago and they won the World Cup 16 years ago.
Prince Harry has flown out to watch the team in Japan and the Queen has sent a message of support to the team.
Around 2,000 pubs and bars in and around London opened their doors early this morning to allow fans in.
London pubs were packed for the semi final against South Africa which they won 19-7.
Eddie Jones’ side are the favourites to win at the International Stadium in Yokohama in Japan.
Thousand of England fans have flocked to Japan in the hope of seeing England beat South Africa.
Published at Sat, 02 Nov 2019 09:21:00 +0000