In Marilynna Burton's face lies the rollercoaster of emotions All Blacks fans went through this morning while watching the tense Rugby World Cup final.

Equal parts elation and anxiety throughout the game, Ms Burton was a star fan at The Fox sports bar in Auckland this morning.

Ms Burton was amongst the crowd of hundreds at the popular sports bar who shared the emotion of the game this morning.

Once the win was secure and the Web Ellis Trophy lifted by captain Richie McCaw, elated fans took to the streets and brought Auckland alive with shouts of joy.

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One of the joyful fans leaving The Fox was Neil Bassett, who didn't have many words to describe his emotions except "amazing, brilliant".

"Under the pressure in the middle of the second half they held their own and played brilliantly. The really had the mental game," he said.

Mr Bassett said he had watched Richie McCaw play since day one and couldn't really believe he wouldn't see him pull on the black jersey again.

"He has got to be the best captain we've ever had."

Bars in the Viaduct filled from 4am and a queue of about 100 people outside sports bar

The Fox in the Viaduct remained in place as the anthems began (copy continues after photos).

The many faces of Marilynna Burton

Burton at The Fox Sports Bar in Auckland. Photo / Getty Images
Burton at The Fox Sports Bar in Auckland. Photo / Getty Images
Preparing for glory...
Preparing for glory...
Say a prayer for me now...
Say a prayer for me now...
I'm begging you ...
I'm begging you ...
I can't take it anymore ...
I can't take it anymore ...
Don't look now ...
Don't look now ...
This could be it ...
This could be it ...
Tears of joy ...
Tears of joy ...
You beauty!
You beauty!

One man had gotten up early to watch the game in the bar and was frustrated he wouldn't be able to get in to see the game.

"I don't know why the council didn't put some screens up in The Cloud," he said.

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Many worse for wear fans in black said they had been celebrating the event through the night.

Before the game kicked off All Blacks supporter Sam Ogilvie said he was "excited as".

"It was a hard hour to get up, but it's worth it for Richie," he said.

It doesn't get any better than this: All Blacks supporters at the fan zone in London's Richmond Park. Photo / Getty Images
It doesn't get any better than this: All Blacks supporters at the fan zone in London's Richmond Park. Photo / Getty Images
London goes All Blacks mad. Photo / Getty Images
London goes All Blacks mad. Photo / Getty Images

He was in The Fox with two friends, having a few drinks, but the bar was serving a lot of coffees and big breakfasts for hungry fans.

In a sea of black jerseys any Australian supporters who may have braved the crowd at The Fox didn't made themselves known.

Dan Carter put the first points on the board for the All Blacks with a penalty at 7 minutes and fans jumped up and down with delight.

The crowd erupted with cheers, applause and hugs as Nehe Milner-Skudder crossed the try line a minute before half-time.

Max Cannell has been coming the The Fox with a group of seven friends and had had the same table since the Rugby World Cup began. At half time he was feeling "apprehensive".

"It's been a total team performance, but it's Australia," he said.

The atmosphere was positive at The Fox, where supporters were mostly confident the All Blacks would come away victorious.

Disappointed Australia fans at the Oak pub in Sydney's Double Bay. Photo / Getty Images
Disappointed Australia fans at the Oak pub in Sydney's Double Bay. Photo / Getty Images

Reg Sparrey has been getting his friends along to The Fox for every game.

"They fought to get the bars open for the games so that's why I choose to support them," he said.

He thought the All Blacks would "go all the way" and Australia was "looking tired".

There were similar scenes of elation in London as Kiwis roared in excitement at the Richmond Park fan zone and pubs around the city.

Australian fans by contrast looked crestfallen.