Wales takes on South Africa within the second semifinal in Yokohama Sunday. Welshman Aaron Wainwright (proper) tackles Springbok flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit.
Wales’ Dan Biggar passes the ball as he’s tackled by Du Toit throughout the Rugby World Cup semifinal.
South Africa scrum-half Faf de Klerk on the prowl throughout the semifinal in opposition to Wales.
Wales’ full again Leigh Halfpenny on the assault in opposition to South Africa.
South Africa’s RG Snyman wins a excessive ball in opposition to Wales.
South Africa triumphs 19-16 due to a late penalty kick from Handre Pollard. Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi (middle) gestures after reserving a spot within the ultimate in opposition to England.
England’s Manu Tuilagi scores after a robust begin from his aspect within the semifinal in opposition to three-time champion New Zealand.
England teammates have fun a attempt — in the end dominated out — from Ben Youngs in opposition to the All Blacks.
New Zealand’s TJ Perenara passes the ball earlier than he hits the bottom throughout the semifinal in opposition to England.
England wing Johnny Might takes flight previous the outstretched hand of New Zealand’s Richie Mo’unga.
New Zealand’s centre Jack Goodhue is tackled by Courtney Lawes as a dominant England trounces New Zealand 19-7 to achieve its first World Cup ultimate since 2007.
South Africa’s Faf de Klerk runs to attain a attempt throughout the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match at Tokyo Stadium between Japan and the Springboks. South Africa gained 26-Three.
Japan’s Shota Horie is tackled by South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth.
Followers react throughout 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 seems to be dejected after Japan’s defeat.
Michael Leitch of Japan acknowledges the group 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 crimson carded and his dismisall proved key as Wales took management of the match.
France followers are pictured throughout the Rugby World Cup 2019 quarterfinal in opposition to 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) seems to be to cross the ball throughout the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match in opposition to Eire. The All Blacks gained 46-14.
Eire’s centre Robbie Henshaw scores a attempt.
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 attempt.
Sam Underhill of England seems to be to deal with Will Genia of Australia their quarterfinal match. England gained 40-16.
Jonny Might of England takes on Kurtley Beale of Australia.
Reece Hodge of Australia claims a excessive ball below strain from Jonny Might 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 throughout the Group A recreation 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 in opposition to Scotland. At the very least 15 individuals have been killed and 140 are lacking after Japan’s worst storm in many years.
Japan’s Michael Leitch misses the lineout ball. Japan will face South Africa within the semi-finals.
Japan’s Yutaka Nagare grabs the ball in opposition to Scotland’s Jamie Ritchie.
Scotland’s wing Tommy Seymour is tackled. Japan beat Scotland 28-21 on residence soil to achieve their first ever World Cup quarterfinal.
Wales’ again row James Davies catches the ball above again row Ross Moriarty throughout 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 deal with.
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 in opposition to France.
The Tonga gamers carry out the Sipi Tau previous to the Group C recreation between USA and Tonga at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka, Japan on Sunday.
United States’ Cam Dolan catches the ball. The USA led the sport 12-7 at half-time.
Tonga’s Malietoa Hingano runs at the USA protection.
Tonga got here again within the second half for a ultimate 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 throughout the Rugby World Cup Pool A recreation at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium between Eire and Samoa, in Fukuoka on Saturday.
Eire’s Tadhg Furlong reacts after scoring a attempt in opposition to 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 passed off within the west of Japan as a storm battered Tokyo some 1,100 kilometers away.
Chris Vui of Samoa wins the line-out from Iain Henderson of Eire nevertheless it was the Irish who acquired the higher of most duels regardless of having a participant crimson carded.
Larmour scored his aspect’s fifth attempt of the sport as Eire — which has by no means gained the World Cup — superior to the quarterfinals.
Australia’s Izack Rodda runs at Georgia’s Mamuka Gorgodze, left, and Beka Saginadze throughout the Rugby World Cup Pool D recreation 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 throughout the recreation at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa between Australia and Georgia in Shizuoka.
Marika Koroibete of Australia breaks by way of to attain his aspect’s second attempt throughout the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group D recreation between Australia and Georgia.
Australia’s Will Genia reacts after scoring a attempt in opposition to Georgia.
Australia’s full again Kurtley Beale (C) runs with the ball throughout 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, guaranteeing it completed third in Pool C.
However following some poor outcomes early in its group matches, the Pumas have failed to achieve the knockout levels for the primary time since 2003.
The USA’s third defeat of the World Cup did not cease its followers turning out with their common vitality and noise.
The 17 factors the USA scored in opposition to 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 mixture rating of 160-19.
Scotland’s win units up a titanic conflict in opposition to 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 recreation 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 throughout the recreation and are doubts for the remainder of the World Cup.
Either side had two gamers yellow carded in a frenetic recreation, in addition to 5 disallowed tries between each groups.
Fiji winger Semi Radradra was given the man-of-the-match award for his robust efficiency. His fast ft, highly effective operating and slick offloads prompted Welsh defenders issues all through the sport.
Canada’s Jeff Hassler runs for the ball throughout the Pool B match in opposition to South Africa however his aspect have been on the unsuitable finish of a 66-7 drubbing.
Damian Willemse of South Africa scores his crew’s ninth attempt 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 throughout the Pool B recreation at Kobe Misaki Stadium.
France’s Alivereti Raka touches the ball down to attain an early attempt in opposition to 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 attempt 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 attempt 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 important fourth bonus-point attempt 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 throughout the Pool A encounter.
Japan’s wing Kenki Fukuoka expenses clear to attain the third attempt 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 throughout the Rugby World Cup Pool D recreation at Oita Stadium.
Uruguay’s scrum-half Santiago Arata passes the ball throughout the conflict in opposition to the Wallabies.
Franco Lamanna of Uruguay wins a line out below problem from Lukhan Salakaia-Loto of Australia.
England’s Luke Cowan-Dickie scores his aspect’s sixth and ultimate attempt in opposition to 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 Might of England takes on Emiliano Boffelli of Argentina. Might scored the opening attempt for his aspect.
Jack Nowell of England scores his aspect’s fifth attempt as 14-man Argentina wilted below strain.
After defeat by New Zealand in its opening recreation at Japan 2019, South Africa could not afford to slide up in opposition to Italy. South Africa’s flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit tackles Italy’s centre Luca Morisi.
South Africa ran out snug winners — 49-Three — on the recreation on the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka. Mbongeni Mbonambi dives throughout the road to attain a attempt for South Africa.
South Africa’s wing Cheslin Kolbe (L) runs to attain a attempt throughout 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. (Picture by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Picture by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP through Getty Photos)
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 below strain from Faf De Klerk of South Africa.
Jack Carty of Eire tries to interrupt clear as his aspect seems to be to bounce again in opposition to Russia in Kobe following a shock defeat by host Japan.
Eire’s centre Bundee Aki (proper) felt the power of Russian reverse quantity Kirill Golosnitskiy throughout the Pool A match.
Rhys Ruddock of Eire runs with the ball in the direction of Igor Galinovskiy of Russia throughout the match in Kobe.
Ruddock scores Eire’s third attempt 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 on the lookout for its first win within the event. Kini Murimurivalu (proper) was in motion taking up Georgia’s Giorgi Kveseladze at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka.
Georgia’s Soso Matiashvili is shackled throughout the recreation in opposition to Fiji.
Georgia centre Davit Kacharava cannot get by way of, both.
Fiji’s Leone Nakarawa is tackled by Merab Sharikadze of Georgia.
Semi Radradra scores his crew’s seventh attempt as Fiji triumphs 45-10 in opposition to Georgia.
Jordie Barrett shrugs off an tried deal with from a despairing Canadian participant throughout 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 recreation (Zero-20 vs. South Africa in 1995)
New Zealand middle Sonny Invoice Williams (left) scored the All Blacks’ third attempt of the night and with the win, has gained his final 16 Rugby World Cup video games, equaling Kiwi hooker Keven Mealamu’s all-time document 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 fingers 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 recreation.
It wasn’t fairly, however a misfiring France managed to document its second victory of the event with a 33-9 win over USA.
AJ MacGinty (center) scored all 9 factors for the USA along with his boot, going three for 3 along with his penalties.
The USA’s efficiency did not forestall its followers from having a pleasant time, as they turned out in power 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 the USA stretches for the ball at a lineout with France’s Paul Gabrillagues. The massive second row has featured in each of the USA’s defeats on the Rugby World Cup.
Scotland’s Darcy Graham (centre) in motion in opposition to 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 attempt 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 in opposition to 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 attempt throughout a 29-25 win over Australia within the Rugby World Cup Pool D recreation at Tokyo Stadium.
Australian supporters react following the Rugby World Cup Pool D recreation 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 throughout the nerve-jangling match.
Adam Ashley-Cooper of Australia scores the primary half attempt to drag his aspect again into competition in opposition to Wales after a gradual begin for the Wallabies.
Dane Haylett-Petty of Australia jumps for the ball below strain 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 throughout the Rugby World Cup Pool D recreation 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 by way of a deal with in opposition to Uruguay.
Japan’s Kenki Fukuoka scores the essential go-ahead attempt in his aspect’s epic 19-12 victory over Eire within the Rugby World Cup Pool A recreation 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 throughout the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group A recreation between Japan and Eire.
Yutaka Nagare of Japan is tackled by James Ryan of Eire throughout the hard-fought encounter
Eire’s centre and first half attempt scorer Garry Ringrose is tackled by Japan’s lock Luke Thompson because the motion hots up in Shizuoka.
Argentina’s fly-half Benjamin Urdapilleta seems to be 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 throughout the Rugby World Cup Pool C recreation.
Argentina’s Pablo Matera runs with the ball throughout their recreation in opposition to Tonga.
Benjamin Urdapilleta of Argentina kicks the ball below strain 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 throughout the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B recreation between South Africa and Namibia at Metropolis of Toyota Stadium.
Thomasau Forbes of Namibia seems to be on from the bottom throughout his aspect’s nine-try defeat to South Africa.
Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa evades a deal with from Chad Plato of Namibia to go on and rating his crew’s seventh attempt.
South Africa’s Elton Jantjies runs previous Namibia’s Eugene Jantjies throughout the one-sided match.
The USA have been crushed 45-7 by England on the Rugby World Cup in its opening recreation at Japan 2019. Shaun Davies passes the ball throughout 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 recreation.
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 recreation.
Italy ran in seven tries throughout the recreation, although Canada spurned plenty of attempt scoring alternatives.
Canada’s fly-half Peter Nelson fingers 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 throughout the Pool D match.
Mesulame Dolokoto grounds the ball to attain his aspect’s first attempt however Fiji made too many errors within the recreation.
Native youngsters cheer with each Fiji and Uruguay flags on the Kamaishi Restoration Memorial Stadium, a venue in-built reminiscence of these misplaced within the 2011 tsunami.
The loss means Fiji may wrestle to progress to the quarterfinals after additionally dropping its opener in opposition to Australia.
Ed Fidow celebrates along with his Samoan crew mates after scoring his sides third attempt 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 throughout the Pool A recreation between Russia and Samoa.
Wales was pressured to work exhausting for its win in opposition to 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 recreation 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 have fun after scoring one more attempt in opposition to its opposition which proved it was greater than able to competing on a bodily degree.
Eire proved to be too robust for its opponents who did not match the Irish depth.
James Ryan of Eire wins a line out throughout his aspect’s 27-Three win over Scotland.
An Eire supporter seems to be on previous to his aspect’s opening recreation.
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 attempt.
England’s Anthony Watson juggles the ball.
New Zealand gamers carry out the Haka previous to their Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B recreation in opposition to 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 throughout 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 attempt. Nonetheless, two tries from Australia hooker Tolu Latu in 5 minutes ensured the Wallabies prevented 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 document an exhilarating 23-21 win.
France’s Virimi Vakatawa seems to be 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 one in all 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 attempt below strain from Vasily Artemyev of Russia, however it’s disallowed.
The match between Japan and Russia was preceded by the event’s opening ceremony.