TWO sets of supporters are getting ready for the most eagerly-anticipated international rugby match there is – the England v South Africa, Rugby World Cup 2019 final.
Many pubs in the area are opening at 8am ahead of kick off at 9am.
This includes the Fountain on Slad Road Stroud, where South African landlady Claudia Kahler is displaying both South African and England flags outside her pub.
“Should be a great game,” said Claudia.
“There’ll be a great atmosphere. I’ll be behind the bar in my Springbok shirt.”
The match is showing on ITV from 9am.
Photos by Simon Pizzey.