Alston, NCD, Oct 23 – Cities across Sirocco are preparing for tonight’s Rugby World Cup final which will see New Zealand pitted against France for the ultimate title in rugby union.
Siroccans are hoping for a miracle tonight which will see New Zealand lift the William Webb Ellis trophy tonight for the first time in 24 years. However, fears that the French will resort to dirty tactics has somewhat sterilised the mood.
Nevertheless, Alston is boasting the biggest party for tonight’s match, with events kicking off around 8:30pm. The city has been decked out with flags, posters and Alstonians plan on dressing entirely in black or white tonight.
Alston has previously dressed up for important games, notably the New Zealand – Tonga and New Zealand – Australia games. One resident has donned a jersey she says helped the All Blacks win in 1987 – and 24 years later she hopes history will be repeated.
Recent polls have shown 83% of New Zealanders expect the All Blacks to win tonight’s match.