Rugby World Cup: Global phenomenon Kristen Whiu braces for more drama in final against Springboks at Stade de France

All Blacks fans in France aren't the only ones preparing for Sunday's Rugby World Cup final against South Africa.

Back home, the man dubbed by world media as the team's most passionate supporter is preparing to live up to his reputation once again.

Geared up and ready to go, Kristen Whiu, and mates Campbell, Anaru and Josh are heading to Queenstown to enjoy the biggest game on their sporting calendar.

Kristen Whiu and his mates are headed for Queenstown to savour the World Cup final.
Kristen Whiu and his mates are headed for Queenstown to savour the World Cup final. Photo credit: Newshub

Although many New Zealanders will cheer on the All Blacks on Sunday morning, few rival Whiu's level of support. 

The Wellingtonian made global headlines in 2015 for his reactions during the final win against Australia, which even earned him an invitation to a Captain's Run at the 2019 World Cup in Japan.

"The All Blacks have a legacy," he told Newhub. "They have been around for over 100 years and I think it's just a privilege to be a supporter."

 Whiu never takes that privilege for granted. Just two weeks ago, the superfan nearly fainted during the All Blacks' epic quarterfinal win over Ireland. 

"I think I grabbed on to a couple of these boys here," he recalled. "I got a little bit lightheaded." 

He doesn't expect the final to be quite as intense.

"I'm not so much nervous," he said. "I think that we can do it, if the boys stick to their structures and processes and that, but yeah, very, very confident."

With the World Cup on the line, we'll know it's been a good day for us Kiwis, if Whiu goes viral again.

Join Newshub at 8am Sunday for live updates of the All Blacks v Springboks World Cup final