Rugby World cup final

Kenyan players, fans give their predictions on World Cup final

With Springboks being an African side and two-time winners of the coveted trophy, they have a huge fan base in not only Kenya but the rest of the continents.

In Summary

• England and South Africa meet for the second time in Rugby World Cup final with the Boks having won at the 2007 edition.

• Kenya Sevens skipper Andrew Amonde tipped the Red Roses to carry the day based on their dismantling of the All Blacks in the semifinal.

Willy Ambaka (pictured) played a key role for Kenya against England.
Willy Ambaka (pictured) played a key role for Kenya against England.

Kenyan rugby fans will be rooting for South Africa in tomorrow's eagerly-awaited Rugby World Cup final against England in Yokohama, Japan.

With Springboks being an African side and two-time winners of the coveted trophy, they have a huge fan base in not only Kenya but the rest of the continents.

Kenya Seven stars Willy Ambaka sees the Springboks winning the final by four points. The Quins utility back said the physicality of the South Africans will wear down the English.

"I think Springboks will bash England upfront and kick for goal. They have a good kicking game for territory and possession and I think they will win it,” said Ambaka.

Kenya Sevens top try scorer, Collins Injera, predicted a tough final, observing that both teams evenly matched in all facets of play.

"England were superb against the All Blacks in the semis and they can variate their play. They can play an open game and can also mix it up in the forwards, said Injera.

"As for South Africa, they have a formidable pack and a good kicking game. I will tip South Africa to win it 7-5."

Kenya Sevens skipper Andrew Amonde tipped the Red Roses to carry the day based on their dismantling of the All Blacks in the semifinal.

"England have the x-factor, the flair and the victory against New Zealand will have given them huge confidence ahead of the final," said Amonde.

Mwamba team manager Fahad Baptiste has tipped England to carry the day and end their 16-year wait for the crown.

"The English will be too strong for South Africa. They can match them up-front in the forwards but the mentality and execution in both attack and defence will see them through," said Baptiste.

He said that, with the core of the English side being drawn from the Saracens —the English and European champions and who have played in numerous finals — will aid their push for glory come tomorrow.

Also rooting for an England win is former Kenya Sevens international Sidney Ashioya, who is backing Eddie Jones to win the final by 20 points.