A large number of England fans were left baffled as Eddie Jones’ men lost to South Africa in the present nail-gnawing Rugby World Cup last.
Supporters were up ahead of schedule to watch the conflict which saw the Springboks rout England 32-12 in Japan.
They filled bars the nation over, in the expectation the top choices England may rehash their 2003 success.
A huge number of fans watched in Japan, close by the Duke of Sussex, supporter of the Rugby Football Union.
The game, which commenced at 09:00 GMT at the Yokohama International Stadium, was England’s first World Cup last in quite a while.
Be that as it may, things turned out poorly path from the beginning, with prop Kyle Sinckler took out in a coincidental crash – before England yielded a few punishments.
At that point the Springboks put the outcome certain with two attempts in the subsequent half.
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Sinckler taken off with blackout
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Britain chief Owen Farrell (focus) and his group couldn’t defeat South Africa
Bars in London started to discharge even before the last whistle, as South Africa’s name was engraved on the Webb Ellis cup for the third time.
However, England fans in the Admiralty bar, in London’s Trafalgar Square, stated, while they were baffled, the best group had won.
Michael O’Donnell, 58, from Kent, said the Springboks were “an a lot more grounded group physically” on the day.
“While I’m frustrated with the outcome, nothing fell England’s direction and they [the Springboks] merited the game,” he said.
“A week ago [in the semi-last against New Zealand] we were exceptional, and this week there was a tad of nerves and it wasn’t to be.
“I’m disturbed on the grounds that the players genuinely accepted they were going to win today. They will take it like men. We watched the best group win today.”