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South Africans hopeful as Springboks vs Samoa match is underway

Fans are out in their numbers across South Africa to rally behind Coach Heyneke Meyer’s men.

FILE: Unlike last week not many are wearing their green and gold Boks jerseys. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Springboks have kicked off against Samoa in their second Pool B match in Birmingham at the Rugby World Cup after a loss to Japan last week.

Fans are out in their numbers across South Africa to rally behind Coach Heyneke Meyer's men.

In Cape Town there is definitely no lack of excitement at the V&A Waterfront amphitheater where the game is being broadcast on the big screen.

Unlike last week not many are wearing their green and gold Boks jersey.

One fan says he's still shocked about South Africa's 34-32 loss to Japan last week but he's confident Meyer has got it right to beat Samoa.

In Boktown at Montecasino, thousands have gathered to witness the match in a scene of green and gold.

Many fans are waiting anxiously to see what happens and South Africans are hungry for victory.

Young and old are unified in a statement of 'this world cup is not over yet'.

Meanwhile, the rest of the country is taking to Twitter to show their support to the Springboks:

Lets go @Springboks!!! #RWC0215 #SAvsSAM 🇿🇦🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/9bUob44cqq

We need to get an early lead and just keep it there.. #SAvsSAM

Samoa has the same population as Middelburg. Just saying. No pressure. Obviously Boks going to walk it. Obviously. Right? Right? #SAvsSAM

If we lose today then clearly we have 1 national team left and it's the Proteas #SAvsSAM #Habashwe

. @rugbyworldcup Wishing @Springboks a rucking good time #SAvsSAM today from #capetown ..GO #HomeGroundAdvantage 👏😎🌍🎉 pic.twitter.com/PlyRpUeeCV

Ready to cheers on the @SaintsRugby lads at villa park. #SAvsSAM #RugbyWorldCup pic.twitter.com/N3amWLOuzO

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