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Match report

NZ make statement of intent with emphatic win over Ireland

New Zealand underlined their status as the team to beat at this World Cup as the ruthless champions made light work of what was supposed to be the toughest of challenges against Ireland and roared into the semi-finals with a vintage display.

Tournament news

South Africa top Pool B at Tusker Safari Sevens

South Africa beat Burundi (61-0), Kenya's Morans (17-12) and Uganda (19-17) on the first day of the Tusker Safari Sevens in Kenya to finish the opening day undefeated.

Match report

England outgun Wallabies by four tries to one

Captain Owen Farrell delivered 20 points with a flawless kicking performance and Jonny May scored a brace of tries as England powered into the Rugby World Cup 2019 semi-finals.

Team announcement

Yamanaka at fullback in Japan's only change for Springboks

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has stuck largely to his winning big-match formula for their first-ever World Cup quarter-final, against South Africa on Sunday.

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De Bruin joins Isuzu Southern Kings as Coaching Consultant

The Isuzu Southern Kings are pleased to announce Swys de Bruin has joined the team as a coaching consultant.

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Yamanaka at fullback in Japan's only change for Springboks

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has stuck largely to his winning big-match formula for their first-ever World Cup quarter-final, against South Africa on Sunday.

“We’re treating Japan as a Tier One nation” – De Jager

The Springboks have mentally elevated Japan’s rugby status in preparation for Sunday’s nation-stopping Rugby World Cup quarter-final against the tournament hosts.

“Not just another game” – Siya Kolisi

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi says his team has embraced the mental challenge of a Rugby World Cup quarter-final against the host nation as the countdown begins in earnest to Sunday’s 19h15 (12h15 SA time) kick off.

Springboks re-wind, re-boot for Japan re-visit

The Springboks have reverted to the starting XV and replacements that recorded a 49-3 victory over Italy a fortnight ago for the do-or-die Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Japan in Tokyo on Sunday.

Facts & Stats: Springboks v Japan, RWC quarter-final

Japan qualified to play in the quarter-final match of the ninth Rugby World Cup tournament by winning all four pool matches in Pool A. It is the first time that Japan have progressed beyond the Pool stages in nine RWC tournaments.