Excitement mounts ahead of Springboks, Wales clash

The atmosphere in Twickenham is electric and the thousands of Bok fans are hoping their team will win.

FILE: Springboks team. Picture: South African Rugby ‏@Springboks.

TWICKENHAM - With just a little over an hour to go before South Africa take on Wales in a massive Rugby World Cup quarterfinal clash, excitement is steadily growing at Twickenham.

The Boks know it's either they win this match or return home and Heyneke Meyer's charges will be determined to avoid an exit similar to the previous tournament in New Zealand four years ago.

The match starts at 5pm today.

Braais and biltong are the order of the day outside the stadium.

#RWC2015 this woman says she can sing our national anthem, we put her to the test. VM pic.twitter.com/7DE0XnGuPD

These reminders of home are giving a decidedly South African feel to this crucial quarterfinal encounter.

South Africans fans there are very confident their team will emerge victorious, with some adding it's the All Blacks in the semifinals that they are really worried about.

#RWC2015 Ewn's @VumaniMkhize tries his hand at teaching Zulu at Twickenham. pic.twitter.com/KMHur4SHxf

The atmosphere there is electric and the thousands of Bok fans gathered are hoping their team will make it all the way and lift the William Web Ellis Trophy for the 3rd time.

Meanwhile, messages of support and good wishes have started pouring on social media.

Ready for the rugby. Springboks. 👍🏈 https://t.co/Kdmtw3WoJ3

That Cup is still coming home. One step at a time, and tonight is a big step. All the best @Springboks Right behind u from Rajkot

SA on the world stage this weekend... @BafanaBafana @Banyana_Banyana @Springboks @OfficialCSA best wishes to all pic.twitter.com/j7IBBaKqNn

Some biltong for the rugby with ❤️ from MTN #YelloLove #Bokke pic.twitter.com/c8vzBDIbqT

Can the Springboks beat Wales today?

Good luck to the @Springboks for today. The nation is behind you. Make us proud. RT & show your support. #RWC2015 pic.twitter.com/CrbTouUTUR

It's not the @Springboks taking on Wales tonight, it's a nation determined to win. #GoBokke

The Queen says, "GO #SPRINGBOKS!" ;-) pic.twitter.com/soGCdaOWf1

En route! #RWC2015 Team #RSA #RSAvWAL #bokke #Habashwe #HomeGroundAdvantage OUR HEARTS ARE IN IT! pic.twitter.com/bmticDktXo


#RWC2015 Its almost game time, hundreds of fans are making their way from trains into Twickenham Stadium. VM pic.twitter.com/6ZWOCOsyrv

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