South Africa’s Faf de Klerk runs to attain a strive through the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match at Tokyo Stadium between Japan and the Springboks. South Africa received 26-Three.
Japan’s Shota Horie is tackled by South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth.
Followers react through the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match at Tokyo Stadium between Japan and South Africa.
Lukhanyo Am (C) of South Africa leap for the balls throughout a lineout.
Yutaka Nagare appears dejected after Japan’s defeat.
Michael Leitch of Japan acknowledges the gang while strolling down the tunnel after the Courageous Blossoms’ defeat.
Aaron Wainwright celebrates with teammates after Wales’ 20-10 quarterfinal win over France.
France’s Gael Fickou battles for possession with Wales’ Owen Watkin throughout quarterfinal at Oita Stadium.
France’s lock Sebastien Vahaamahina (black cap) elbows Wales’ flanker Aaron Wainwright (L). Vahaamahina was purple carded and his dismisall proved key as Wales took management of the match.
France followers are pictured through the Rugby World Cup 2019 quarterfinal towards Wales.
Wales’ lock Alun Wyn Jones (C) catches the ball.
Wales’ Dan Biggar takes selfies with followers on the finish quarterfinal.
New Zealand’s full again Beauden Barrett (C) appears to cross the ball through the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match towards Eire. The All Blacks received 46-14.
Eire’s centre Robbie Henshaw scores a strive.
Samuel Whitelock of New Zealand stretches for a lineout ball.
Eire’s prop Tadhg Furlong (L) is tackled.
Jordie Barrett of New Zealand scores his crew’s seventh strive.
Sam Underhill of England appears to sort out Will Genia of Australia their quarterfinal match. England received 40-16.
Jonny Could of England takes on Kurtley Beale of Australia.
Reece Hodge of Australia claims a excessive ball beneath stress from Jonny Could of England.
Kurtley Beale of Australia evades Owen Farrell and Elliot Daly of England.
Maro Itoje of England claims a lineout forward of Rory Arnold and Izack Rodda of Australia.
Japan’s Kenki Fukuoka evades Scotland’s Chris Harris and Greig Laidlaw through the Group A sport between Japan and Scotland at Worldwide Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday.
Japan’s gamers line up for a minute of silence for the victims of Storm Hagibis previous to their match towards Scotland. A minimum of 15 folks had been killed and 140 are lacking after Japan’s worst storm in a long time.
Japan’s Michael Leitch misses the lineout ball. Japan will face South Africa within the semi-finals.
Japan’s Yutaka Nagare grabs the ball towards Scotland’s Jamie Ritchie.
Scotland’s wing Tommy Seymour is tackled. Japan beat Scotland 28-21 on residence soil to succeed in their first ever World Cup quarterfinal.
Wales’ again row James Davies catches the ball above again row Ross Moriarty through the Pool D match between Wales and Uruguay on the Kumamoto Stadium in Kumamoto, Japan, on Sunday.
Wales’ centre Hadleigh Parkes is tackled.
Wales winger Hallam Amos runs with the ball as Uruguay’s prop Juan Echeverria goes to sort out.
Hallam Amos of Wales and Gaston Mieres of Uruguay leap for a excessive ball. Wales beat Uruguay 35-13, qualifying them for a quarterfinal match towards France.
The Tonga gamers carry out the Sipi Tau previous to the Group C sport between USA and Tonga at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka, Japan on Sunday.
United States’ Cam Dolan catches the ball. America led the sport 12-7 at half-time.
Tonga’s Malietoa Hingano runs at america protection.
Tonga got here again within the second half for a last rating of 31-19, marking the crew’s first win on the 2019 Rugby World Cup and fourth spot in Pool C.
Eire’s Keith Earls runs previous the Samoan protection through the Rugby World Cup Pool A sport at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium between Eire and Samoa, in Fukuoka on Saturday.
Eire’s Tadhg Furlong reacts after scoring a strive towards Samoa. The Irish led the sport 26-5 at halftime.
Jordan Larmour of Eire runs with the ball in the direction of Alapati Leiua of Samoa. The sport happened within the west of Japan as a hurricane battered Tokyo some 1,100 kilometers away.
Chris Vui of Samoa wins the line-out from Iain Henderson of Eire however it was the Irish who acquired the higher of most duels regardless of having a participant purple carded.
Larmour scored his aspect’s fifth strive of the sport as Eire — which has by no means received the World Cup — superior to the quarterfinals.
Australia’s Izack Rodda runs at Georgia’s Mamuka Gorgodze, left, and Beka Saginadze through the Rugby World Cup Pool D sport at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa between Australia and Georgia in Shizuoka, Japan on Friday.
Georgia’s Beka Gigashvili reacts as a scrum collapses to the bottom through the sport at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa between Australia and Georgia in Shizuoka.
Marika Koroibete of Australia breaks via to attain his aspect’s second strive through the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group D sport between Australia and Georgia.
Australia’s Will Genia reacts after scoring a strive towards Georgia.
Australia’s full again Kurtley Beale (C) runs with the ball through the match between Australia and Georgia.
Argentina confirmed its spot within the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France with a 47-17 win over USA, making certain it completed third in Pool C.
However following some poor outcomes early in its group matches, the Pumas have failed to succeed in the knockout phases for the primary time since 2003.
The USA’s third defeat of the World Cup did not cease its followers turning out with their traditional power and noise.
The 17 factors the USA scored towards Argentina greater than doubled its complete at this yr’s World Cup.
Scotland continued its push for a spot within the World Cup quarterfinals with a bonus-point 61-Zero win over Russia in Shizuoka.
It was Russia’s fourth defeat from 4 video games and it has now misplaced its 4 video games within the competitors with an combination rating of 160-19.
Scotland’s win units up a titanic conflict towards hosts Japan Sunday, with Scotland needing one other bonus-point win to qualify for the quarterfinals.
Two first-half tries from Adam Hastings handed Scotland an early lead and a George Horne hat-trick helped it prolong its lead. Horne turned the fifth participant to attain a hat-trick for Scotland on the Rugby World Cup.
Russia struggled with its set-pieces all afternoon, however Ryan Wilson (proper) could not fairly intercept this one as Russia’s Andrey Ostrikov (left) catches the ball.
In a bodily sport in Oita, Wales booked its place within the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup with a 29-17 victory over Fiji.
Wales fell behind by 10 factors early within the first half, however a hat-trick from Josh Adams helped it get better.
Three key Wales gamers — Josh Adams, Dan Biggar and Jonathan Davies — all went off injured through the sport and are doubts for the remainder of the World Cup.
Either side had two gamers yellow carded in a frenetic sport, in addition to 5 disallowed tries between each groups.
Fiji winger Semi Radradra was given the man-of-the-match award for his sturdy efficiency. His fast toes, highly effective operating and slick offloads triggered Welsh defenders issues all through the sport.
Canada’s Jeff Hassler runs for the ball through the Pool B match towards South Africa however his aspect had been on the fallacious finish of a 66-7 drubbing.
Damian Willemse of South Africa scores his crew’s ninth strive on the Kobe Misaki Stadium.
South Africa’s Frans Malherbe additionally acquired on the rating sheet.
Canada’s Evan Olmstead (left) and South Africa’s RG Snyman compete for the ball.
South Africa’s Cobus Reinach runs away from Canada’s Jeff Hassler through the Pool B sport at Kobe Misaki Stadium.
France’s Alivereti Raka touches the ball down to attain an early strive towards Tonga in his aspect’s slim 23-21 win in Pool C.
Tonga’s Atieli Pakalani, left, is tackled by a French defender on the Kumamoto Stadium.
France’s quantity eight Gregory Alldritt, proper, is tackled by Tonga’s prop Ma’afu Fia.
Tonga’s centre Mali Hingano (C) is held up by France’s fly-half Romain Ntamack (L) and France’s scrum-half Antoine Dupont (R).
France’s Antoine Dupont runs on the Tongan protection throughout a hard-fought encounter.
Jordie Barrett of New Zealand dives to attain his aspect’s tenth strive a 71-9 win for the All Blacks over Namibia in Pool B on the Tokyo Stadium.
Tjiuee Uanivi of Namibia and Shannon Frizell of New Zealand compete at a line out.
New Zealand’s T J Perenara is about to attain a strive as he’s tackled by Namibia’s Helarius Kisting.
New Zealand’s wing George Bridge is tackled by Namibia’s wing Lesley Klim.
Japan’s Kotaro Matsushima reacts after scoring his aspect’s very important fourth bonus-point strive within the 39-18 win over Samoa in Pool A.
Japan’s quantity eight Kazuki Himeno (R) is tackled by Samoa’s prop Michael Alaalatoa (L) throughout a hard-fought encounter on the Metropolis of Toyota Stadium.
Samoa’s wing Ed Fidow runs with the ball through the Pool A encounter.
Japan’s wing Kenki Fukuoka costs clear to attain the third strive for the Courageous Blossoms.
Adam Ashley-Cooper of Australia makes a break throughout his aspect’s 45-10 win over Uruguay in Pool D on the Oita Stadium.
Australia’s Tevita Kuridrani is tackled by Uruguay’s Tomas Inciarte through the Rugby World Cup Pool D sport at Oita Stadium.
Uruguay’s scrum-half Santiago Arata passes the ball through the conflict towards the Wallabies.
Franco Lamanna of Uruguay wins a line out beneath problem from Lukhan Salakaia-Loto of Australia.
England’s Luke Cowan-Dickie scores his aspect’s sixth and last strive towards the Argentina Pumas in a 39-10 win in Pool C.
Argentina’s wing Santiago Carreras runs into England’s scrum-half Ben Youngs on the Tokyo Stadium.
Jonny Could of England takes on Emiliano Boffelli of Argentina. Could scored the opening strive for his aspect.
Jack Nowell of England scores his aspect’s fifth strive as 14-man Argentina wilted beneath stress.
After defeat by New Zealand in its opening sport at Japan 2019, South Africa could not afford to slide up towards Italy. South Africa’s flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit tackles Italy’s centre Luca Morisi.
South Africa ran out comfy winners — 49-Three — on the sport on the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka. Mbongeni Mbonambi dives throughout the road to attain a strive for South Africa.
South Africa’s wing Cheslin Kolbe (L) runs to attain a strive through the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Italy on the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka on October four, 2019. (Photograph by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photograph by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP through Getty Photographs)
Italy’s hooker Luca Bigi is caught on the backside of a ruck.
Willie Le Roux of South Africa is tackled by Sergio Parisse of Italy.
Tito Tebaldi of Italy kicks beneath stress from Faf De Klerk of South Africa.
Jack Carty of Eire tries to interrupt clear as his aspect appears to bounce again towards Russia in Kobe following a shock defeat by host Japan.
Eire’s centre Bundee Aki (proper) felt the drive of Russian reverse quantity Kirill Golosnitskiy through the Pool A match.
Rhys Ruddock of Eire runs with the ball in the direction of Igor Galinovskiy of Russia through the match in Kobe.
Ruddock scores Eire’s third strive because the world’s No.1 ranked crew runs out the 35-Zero winner to get again on observe within the event.
Fiji took on Georgia in search of its first win within the event. Kini Murimurivalu (proper) was in motion taking over Georgia’s Giorgi Kveseladze at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka.
Georgia’s Soso Matiashvili is shackled through the sport towards Fiji.
Georgia centre Davit Kacharava cannot get via, both.
Fiji’s Leone Nakarawa is tackled by Merab Sharikadze of Georgia.
Semi Radradra scores his crew’s seventh strive as Fiji triumphs 45-10 towards Georgia.
Jordie Barrett shrugs off an tried sort out from a despairing Canadian participant through the All Blacks’ 63-Zero romp over the North American crew.
Whereas Canada by no means gave up hope, it failed to attain a single level for the second time in a Rugby World Cup sport (Zero-20 vs. South Africa in 1995)
New Zealand middle Sonny Invoice Williams (left) scored the All Blacks’ third strive of the night and with the win, has received his final 16 Rugby World Cup video games, equaling Kiwi hooker Keven Mealamu’s all-time file of consecutive wins on the event.
Whereas Canada struggled with their set items all night, Tyler Ardron did win this lineout.
New Zealand scrum-half TJ Perenara’s fast palms and exercise across the scrum helped New Zealand rating 4 tries within the first 10 minutes of the second half.
Ardie Savea made World Cup historical past when he got here on for New Zealand. He turned the primary participant in World Cup historical past to put on goggles throughout a sport.
It wasn’t fairly, however a misfiring France managed to file its second victory of the event with a 33-9 win over USA.
AJ MacGinty (center) scored all 9 factors for the USA together with his boot, going three for 3 together with his penalties.
The USA’s efficiency did not stop its followers from having a pleasant time, as they turned out in drive within the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium to help their nation.
Though the USA acquired to inside three factors of France within the second-half, a late flurry of tries from Gael Fickou, Baptiste Serin (middle) and Jefferson Poirot secured the bonus-point win for the French.
Nick Civetta of america stretches for the ball at a lineout with France’s Paul Gabrillagues. The large second row has featured in each of the USA’s defeats on the Rugby World Cup.
Scotland’s Darcy Graham (centre) in motion towards Samoa because the Scots look to get their World Cup marketing campaign again on observe after a lackluster opening defeat by Eire.
Scotland’s trigger is helped by a yellow card for Samoa’s Ed Fidow, quickly decreasing the Pacific Islanders to 14 males. Fidow is later despatched off for a second yellow card.
Sean Maitland fumbles the ball as Scotland chase a fourth try to a bonus level which may show essential on the enterprise finish of the pool stage.
Alapati Leiua of Samoa is tackled by Jamie Ritchie of Scotland in a bruising match in Kobe.
Scotland runs out the 34-Zero winner towards Samoa to revive its hope of qualifying for the knockout stage.
Wales’ Gareth Davies (left) is congratulated by teammate Hadleigh Parkes after scoring his essential interception strive throughout a 29-25 win over Australia within the Rugby World Cup Pool D sport at Tokyo Stadium.
Australian supporters react following the Rugby World Cup Pool D sport defeat to Wales in Tokyo.
Wales’ No. eight Josh Navidi (left) is tackled by Australia’s lock Izack Rodda throughout an epic encounter.
Wales star George North in motion through the nerve-jangling match.
Adam Ashley-Cooper of Australia scores the primary half attempt to drag his aspect again into rivalry towards Wales after a gradual begin for the Wallabies.
Dane Haylett-Petty of Australia jumps for the ball beneath stress from Liam Williams of Wales.
Tolu Latu of Australia is tackled by Josh Adams and Hadleigh Parkes of Wales.
George North of Wales and Kurtley Beale of Australia leap for the ball within the Tokyo Stadium.
Uruguay’s Santiago Arata jumps to take a ball through the Rugby World Cup Pool D sport at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium between Uruguay and Georgia.
Georgia’s centre Giorgi Kveseladze (left) runs with the ball in his aspect’s 33-7 win over Uruguay.
Soso Matiashvili of Georgia breaks via a sort out towards Uruguay.
Japan’s Kenki Fukuoka scores the essential go-ahead strive in his aspect’s epic 19-12 victory over Eire within the Rugby World Cup Pool A sport in Shizuoka.
Irish followers react as they watch their aspect slide to a shock defeat to host Japan.
Eire gamers Gary Ringrose (l) and Jack Carty (r) compete for a excessive ball through the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group A sport between Japan and Eire.
Yutaka Nagare of Japan is tackled by James Ryan of Eire through the hard-fought encounter
Eire’s centre and first half strive scorer Garry Ringrose is tackled by Japan’s lock Luke Thompson because the motion hots up in Shizuoka.
Argentina’s fly-half Benjamin Urdapilleta appears on throughout his aspect’s 28-12 win over Tonga on the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiosaka.
Argentina’s Santiago Carreras and Tonga’s Viliami Lolohea compete for the ball through the Rugby World Cup Pool C sport.
Argentina’s Pablo Matera runs with the ball throughout their sport towards Tonga.
Benjamin Urdapilleta of Argentina kicks the ball beneath stress of Zane Kapeli of Tonga his aspect’s bonus-point victory.
Max Katijenko of Namibia competes for a lineout with Franco Mostert of South Africa through the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B sport between South Africa and Namibia at Metropolis of Toyota Stadium.
Thomasau Forbes of Namibia appears on from the bottom throughout his aspect’s nine-try defeat to South Africa.
Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa evades a sort out from Chad Plato of Namibia to go on and rating his crew’s seventh strive.
South Africa’s Elton Jantjies runs previous Namibia’s Eugene Jantjies through the one-sided match.
The USA had been crushed 45-7 by England on the Rugby World Cup in its opening sport at Japan 2019. Shaun Davies passes the ball through the Group C match at Kobe Misaki Stadium in Kobe.
England ran in seven tries, together with two from Joe Cokanasiga.
Elliot Daly of England is tackled by Blaine Scully, who’s captain of the USA crew.
The USA did get factors on the board with Bryce Campbell of USA going over to attain late within the sport.
Earlier on September 26, Italy beat Canada 48-7 on the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium in Fukuoka.
Canada’s wing Jeff Hassler (again) tackles Italy’s full again Matteo Minozzi throughout Group B sport.
Italy ran in seven tries through the sport, although Canada spurned numerous strive scoring alternatives.
Canada’s fly-half Peter Nelson palms over the ball in a ruck.
Tommaso Benvenuti of Italy competes for the ball with Ben Lesage of Canada.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup delivered its first main shock as minnows Uruguay held on for a historic 30-27 victory over Fiji.
Fiji was anticipated to comfortably beat its South American opponents however Uruguay staged one the event’s greatest upsets in World Cup historical past.
Uruguay’s wing Nicolas Freitas is tackled by Fiji’s scrum-half Nikola Matawalu through the Pool D match.
Mesulame Dolokoto grounds the ball to attain his aspect’s first strive however Fiji made too many errors within the sport.
Native youngsters cheer with each Fiji and Uruguay flags on the Kamaishi Restoration Memorial Stadium, a venue inbuilt reminiscence of these misplaced within the 2011 tsunami.
The loss means Fiji may battle to progress to the quarterfinals after additionally shedding its opener towards Australia.
Ed Fidow celebrates together with his Samoan crew mates after scoring his sides third strive throughout its win over Russia.
Faculty youngsters attended the match on the Kumagaya Rugby Stadium.
The match was a feisty affair with Samoa lucky to not have had two gamers despatched off.
Dwayne Polataivao tackles Yury Kushnarev through the Pool A sport between Russia and Samoa.
Wales was pressured to work exhausting for its win towards Georgia however produced a primary half masterclass to clinch the win.
Georgia’s wing Giorgi Kveseladze, proper, tackles Wales’ fly-half Dan Biggar throughout their Pool D match between on the Metropolis of Toyota Stadium on September 23.
Wales confronted Georgia in its opening sport of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Its ardour generally proved an excessive amount of and referee Luke Pearce confirmed Georgia’s Jaba Bregvadze a yellow card for foul play.
Wales rejoice after scoring one more strive towards its opposition which proved it was greater than able to competing on a bodily degree.
Eire proved to be too sturdy for its opponents who didn’t match the Irish depth.
James Ryan of Eire wins a line out throughout his aspect’s 27-Three win over Scotland.
An Eire supporter appears on previous to his aspect’s opening sport.
Italy cruised to a easy bonus-point victory over Namibia however solely after a scare from the part-timers.
England’s centre Manu Tuilagi celebrates with fly-half George Ford after scoring a strive.
England’s Anthony Watson juggles the ball.
New Zealand gamers carry out the Haka previous to their Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B sport towards South Africa.
New Zealand’s wing Sevu Reece catches the ball.
Peceli Yato of Fiji takes on Reece Hodge of Australia. At one level within the second half, Fiji led 21-12.
Christian Lealiifano of Australia holds on to the ball through the Rugby World Cup match between Australia and Fiji in Sapporo, Japan, on September 21.
Waisea Nayacalevu of Fiji, proper, beats Christian Lealifano to the ball to attain a second-half strive. Nevertheless, two tries from Australia hooker Tolu Latu in 5 minutes ensured the Wallabies averted an enormous upset.
Argentina’s lock Guido Petti Pagadizabal (L) tackles France’s scrumhalf Antoine Dupont. France survived a exceptional second-half comeback from Argentina to file an exhilarating 23-21 win.
France’s Virimi Vakatawa appears to cross the ball to a teammate. France led 20-Three at half-time.
Japan’s Matsushima, left, celebrates with Yutaka Nagare, middle, after scoring certainly one of his three tries.
Russia’s Andrei Ostrikov, left, competes for the ball with Japan’s James Moore throughout their Rugby World Cup match in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, September 20.
Russia scored first and led 7-Zero, earlier than Japan step by step grew into the match. Kotaro Matsushima of Japan touches down for a strive beneath stress from Vasily Artemyev of Russia, however it’s disallowed.
The match between Japan and Russia was preceded by the event’s opening ceremony.