The Springboks face off against their arch rivals the All Blacks in Yokohama, Japan today. The teams opening Rugby World Cup Pool B clash has been described as a dress rehearsal for the final in November – and has all the makings of a classic.

South Africa lost to New Zealand in the semifinals in 2015, but our boys have had the better of them in the Rugby Championship this year. The All Blacks are the tournament favourites, but the Boks have assembled a strong squad for this World Cup and will put up a tough fight.

There is no greater rivalry in world rugby than the Springboks versus the All Blacks, and on the World Cup stage the stakes are even higher.

South Africans are rallying behind our lads and today our blood runs gold and green. Check out these amazing superfans!

 

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IT’S BOK FRIDAY!!!!! 🇿🇦And we have all the World Cup Feels round here.🇿🇦Whether you like rugby or not, you can’t deny the incredible atmosphere today. Pretoria you’re a buzz and it’s amazing!! . . We are behind our boys!!!! Bring that cup home, we KNOW YOU CAN!!!!!!👊🏻 @bokrugby . . Who’s with us? Anyone else loving the World Cup vibe? . . . . . . #bokfriday #behindourteam #rugbygirls #rugby🏉 #rugbyworldcup #rugbyworldcup2019 #rugbygram #southafrica #southafrican #springboks #gobokke #rugbylife #rwc #bokke #instarugby #rugbylove #rwc2019 #greenandgold #familyof5 #bigfamilylife #justamamma #southafricanmom #parentingblogger #fridayfeels #fridayfashion #matchingoutfits #mommyandmefashion #teamspirit #proudlysouthafrican #lovesouthafrica

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We got the spirit,yes we do,we got the spirit,how about you!!!🇿🇦 #GoBokke #RWCChamps2019

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We ready #gobokke

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Ready for the game #rugbywc2019 #gobokke #strongertogether #rugbyforlife #springboksrugby

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#GoBokke 🇿🇦🏉

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#greenandgold #gobokke #teamsouthafrica #worldcup2019 #rugbyready

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We ready for you New Zeeland 🤙#worldcuprugby #gobokke #proudsupporters #greenandgold

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Nidha Narrandes

Nidha Narrandes is a food-obsessed travel addict with 19 years of journalism experience. She is happiest on a road to nowhere without a plan. A masterchef at home, she can't do without chilli - because chilli makes the world a tastier place.