Ferdinand Omanyala uncertain on team to support ahead of Rugby World Cup final

Ferdinand Omanyala uncertain on team to support ahead of Rugby World Cup final

Abigael Wafula 09:45 - 28.10.2023

Former rugby player Ferdinand Omanyala is yet to make his decision on the team he will support at the Rugby World Cup final.

Africa’s fastest man Ferdinand Omanyala is confused on the team to support at the Rugby World Cup final happening on Saturday night, October 28.

Defending champions South Africa will be taking on New Zealand at the Stade de France and Omanyala is yet to make a decision on the team to support.

Being a former rugby player, Omanyala might have been a lover of both teams hence choosing one team to support ahead of the do-or-die clash tonight comes off as difficult.

In a tweet on his X (Twitter) handle, Omanyala replied to a fan who had tagged him in one of his posts saying: “My head and heart are in two different places.”

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Meanwhile, as reported by Rugby World Cup, the two three-time champions and the current top two men’s sides in the world will be meeting for the final which will promise to be a thrilling showdown.

New Zealand opened their Rugby World Cup challenge with a 27-13 defeat against France at Stade de France and 47 matches later, they return to contest the final.

New Zealand head coach Ian Foster has made only two changes to the team that beat Argentina 44-6, with Brodie Retallick replacing Samuel Whitelock in the second row, and Nepo Laulala replacing Fletcher Newell on the bench, while the All Blacks’ starting backline is identical to the one that lost 35-7 to the Springboks at Twickenham in August.

Defending champions South Africa also recovered from a pool phase defeat against Ireland but late booked their place in the showpiece match with two one-point victories over France and then England in the knockout phase.

Head coach Jacques Nienaber has made five changes to his match-day squad from the one-point semi-final victory over England, with two in the starting XV and three in a 7-1 split bench.