Rugby World Cup 2019: Patrick Gower investigates how Japanese fans could get the All Blacks over the line

The baibu amongst Japanese fans could be what gives the All Blacks the edge against England this weekend, Newshub national correspondent Patrick Gower says.

In case you're wondering what baibu means - that's Japanese for "vibe".

Speaking to The Project from Japan on Monday, Gower said Brave Blossoms' fans also love the All Blacks.

"They are going to bring the vibe," Gower said. "They are going to bring the baibu to the AB's."

Rugby World Cup 2019: Patrick Gower investigates how Japanese fans could get the All Blacks over the line

All Blacks great Michael Jones said having so much support in Japan had been another point of difference.

"There's this great following," he said. "It's all over the world, but particularly here in Japan, they just adore and have such huge respect for the All Blacks."

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