RUGBY fans across the district got behind England during the World Cup final on Saturday. 

The excitement and tension of the occasion was felt at Tynedale Rugby Club, at Corbridge, where people of all ages watched England take on South Africa on the big screen. 

Fuelled by bacon and sausage sandwiches ahead of the 9am kick off, they  were optimistic about the chances of of Eddie Jones' side, after their emphatic 19-7 victory over New Zealand at the semi-final stage of the competition. 

But Saturday's final was a different kettle of fish, as the Springboks broke English hearts with a 32-12 victory. 

There were moments of cheer, including Owen Farrell's penalty which brought the scores level at 6-6. 

Tynedale RFC's Ian Lewis said: "We've had a good turn out this morning. It's been a mix of rugby club members and others who have come along to be part of the occasion.

"It wasn't meant to be for England, but it's great to see the community joining together for a rugby event and we hope to welcome people back to the club again soon."