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New Zealand and South Africa fans got the party started early outside International Stadium Yokohama on Saturday afternoon, as two of rugby’s traditional heavyweights prepared to do battle at the Rugby World Cup.

“We’re flying home tomorrow, unfortunately, but we knew we had to catch the South Africa-New Zealand game — it was a must,” said Tafadzwa Kumbirai, one of a party of seven South Africa fans from Pretoria attending the game, having already been in Japan for a week.

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