All Blacks super fan Kristen Whiu says New Zealand team looking 'pumped' ahead of Springboks clash

All Blacks fans in Japan for the Rugby World Cup are soaking up the excitement as they prepare for New Zealand's opening game of the tournament tonight

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New Zealanders are soaking up the excitement in Japan as they prepare to watch the All Blacks first RWC game. Source: 1 NEWS

The All Blacks play their fierce rivals the Springboks at 9:45pm tonight in Yokohama.

New Zealanders over there are pretty confident our boys will come home with a win.

"It's a big game, I feel the boys are up for it.  We saw them training the other day at the Captain's Run and they're looking sharp, focused and pumped for it," All Blacks Super Fan Kristen Whiu told 1 NEWS.

Whiu shot to super fan status when a video of him celebrating the All Blacks 2015 Rugby World Cup final victory over Australia went viral.