(CNN)After six weeks and 44 games, the Rugby World Cup boils down to 80 minutes between England and South Africa.

A new champion will be crowned in Yokohama on Saturday after England robbed the All Blacks of the chance to win a third consecutive title, the best performance seen in the World Cup so far.South Africa, too, has been formidable throughout this tournament. Physically dominant and tactically savvy in the knockout stages, the Springboks’ opening defeat to New Zealand now seems a lifetime ago. Armed with a muscular, bulldozing set of forwards, Rassie Erasmus’ side, which only last year was ranked an all-time low of seventh in the world, has forged a style of play that, if not pretty, is ruthlessly effective.”If one understands where we’ve come from — being number six, seven or eight in the world — we’ve got certain challenges, and one of them was always to redeem ourselves and become a power again in world rugby,” Erasmus told reporters after his side ground out a 19-16 semifinal victory against Wales.Read More”I guess you can expect very much the same from us on Saturday.”Duane Vermeulen packs down for a scrum against Wales in the Rugby World Cup semifinal. Duane Vermeulen packs down for a scrum against Wales in the Rugby World Cup semifinal. Duane Vermeulen packs down for a scrum against Wales in the Rugby World Cup semifinal. This year’s final is a repeat of 2007 when an unfancied England side had punched above its weight in defense of its first, and to this day only, World Cup title.The Springboks won for a second time then, but over a decade on the two sides are more evenly matched having each won two of their last four meetings. READ: Age is just a number when it comes to rugby in JapanEngland’s appetiteFormer flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson, who kicked England’s winning drop goal in 2003 and was in the side that lost the 2007 final to South Africa, has spent time as a consultant coach with England. He’s been encouraged with what he’s seen in Japan. “My feeling of having been around the squad for a bit is that the guys are interested in their performance, not in the rewards or recognition at this stage,” Wilkinson told CNN Sport’s Christina Macfarlane following England’s victory over New Zealand. “(In 2003) we had a lot of guys who knew it was going to be their swansong. You can sort of see them saying: ‘Would be nice to end on this, wouldn’t it?’ “These guys, they all appreciate this has got to be a stepping stone to something. You don’t walk off and go: ‘Shall I retire at 24, 21, because I’ve won the thing?’ You say no, this is something I use to go: ‘What’s next?'”England secures place in Rugby World Cup finalEngland secures place in Rugby World Cup finalEngland secures place in Rugby World Cup finalJUST WATCHEDEngland secures place in Rugby World Cup finalReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

England secures place in Rugby World Cup final 02:13Between Argentina in the group stages, Australia in the quarterfinals, and New Zealand in the semis, England has proved itself to be adaptable in attack — combining power up front with pace in the backs — and, especially against New Zealand, aggressive in defense.In Eddie Jones, England has one of canniest, most experienced coaches in the game who has transformed the side since it was dumped out of the World Cup on home soil in the group stages four years ago.READ: Social media campaign sends twin brother of England star to Japan to watch Rugby World Cup finalWhen it comes to World Cups, Jones has pedigree. He was in charge of the Australian team that fell short to England in the 2003 final, acted as a consultant to the victorious Springboks side in 2007, and masterminded Japan’s stunning upset of South Africa in 2015. A twist of circumstance now sees Jones come up against South Africa in Japan. Win, and his reputation as one of rugby’s greatest coaches will be secured.Wales takes on South Africa in the second semifinal in Yokohama Sunday. Welshman Aaron Wainwright (right) tackles Springbok flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit.Wales takes on South Africa in the second semifinal in Yokohama Sunday. Welshman Aaron Wainwright (right) tackles Springbok flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales takes on South Africa in the second semifinal in Yokohama Sunday. Welshman Aaron Wainwright (right) tackles Springbok flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit.Hide Caption 1 of 192Wales' Dan Biggar passes the ball as he is tackled by Du Toit during the Rugby World Cup semifinal.Wales' Dan Biggar passes the ball as he is tackled by Du Toit during the Rugby World Cup semifinal. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales’ Dan Biggar passes the ball as he is tackled by Du Toit during the Rugby World Cup semifinal.Hide Caption 2 of 192South Africa scrum-half Faf de Klerk on the prowl during the semifinal against Wales. South Africa scrum-half Faf de Klerk on the prowl during the semifinal against Wales. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSouth Africa scrum-half Faf de Klerk on the prowl during the semifinal against Wales. Hide Caption 3 of 192Wales' full back Leigh Halfpenny on the attack against South Africa. Wales' full back Leigh Halfpenny on the attack against South Africa. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales’ full back Leigh Halfpenny on the attack against South Africa. Hide Caption 4 of 192South Africa's RG Snyman wins a high ball against Wales.South Africa's RG Snyman wins a high ball against Wales. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSouth Africa’s RG Snyman wins a high ball against Wales.Hide Caption 5 of 192South Africa triumphs 19-16 thanks to a late penalty kick from Handre Pollard. Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi (center) gestures after booking a spot in the final against England.South Africa triumphs 19-16 thanks to a late penalty kick from Handre Pollard. Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi (center) gestures after booking a spot in the final against England. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSouth Africa triumphs 19-16 thanks to a late penalty kick from Handre Pollard. Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi (center) gestures after booking a spot in the final against England.Hide Caption 6 of 192England's Manu Tuilagi scores after a powerful start from his side in the semifinal against three-time champion New Zealand.England's Manu Tuilagi scores after a powerful start from his side in the semifinal against three-time champion New Zealand. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesEngland’s Manu Tuilagi scores after a powerful start from his side in the semifinal against three-time champion New Zealand.Hide Caption 7 of 192England teammates celebrate a try -- ultimately ruled out -- from Ben Youngs against the All Blacks.England teammates celebrate a try -- ultimately ruled out -- from Ben Youngs against the All Blacks. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesEngland teammates celebrate a try — ultimately ruled out — from Ben Youngs against the All Blacks.Hide Caption 8 of 192New Zealand's TJ Perenara passes the ball before he hits the ground during the semifinal against England.New Zealand's TJ Perenara passes the ball before he hits the ground during the semifinal against England. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesNew Zealand’s TJ Perenara passes the ball before he hits the ground during the semifinal against England.Hide Caption 9 of 192England wing Johnny May takes flight past the outstretched hand of New Zealand's Richie Mo'unga.England wing Johnny May takes flight past the outstretched hand of New Zealand's Richie Mo'unga. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesEngland wing Johnny May takes flight past the outstretched hand of New Zealand’s Richie Mo’unga.Hide Caption 10 of 192New Zealand's centre Jack Goodhue is tackled by Courtney Lawes as a dominant England trounces New Zealand 19-7 to reach its first World Cup final since 2007.New Zealand's centre Jack Goodhue is tackled by Courtney Lawes as a dominant England trounces New Zealand 19-7 to reach its first World Cup final since 2007. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesNew Zealand’s centre Jack Goodhue is tackled by Courtney Lawes as a dominant England trounces New Zealand 19-7 to reach its first World Cup final since 2007.Hide Caption 11 of 192South Africa's Faf de Klerk runs to score a try during the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match at Tokyo Stadium between Japan and the Springboks. South Africa won 26-3.South Africa's Faf de Klerk runs to score a try during the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match at Tokyo Stadium between Japan and the Springboks. South Africa won 26-3. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSouth Africa’s Faf de Klerk runs to score a try during the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match at Tokyo Stadium between Japan and the Springboks. South Africa won 26-3.Hide Caption 12 of 192Japan's Shota Horie is tackled by South Africa's Eben Etzebeth.Japan's Shota Horie is tackled by South Africa's Eben Etzebeth. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJapan’s Shota Horie is tackled by South Africa’s Eben Etzebeth.Hide Caption 13 of 192Fans react during the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match at Tokyo Stadium between Japan and South Africa.Fans react during the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match at Tokyo Stadium between Japan and South Africa. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFans react during the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match at Tokyo Stadium between Japan and South Africa.Hide Caption 14 of 192Lukhanyo Am (C) of South Africa jump for the balls during a lineout.Lukhanyo Am (C) of South Africa jump for the balls during a lineout. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesLukhanyo Am (C) of South Africa jump for the balls during a lineout.Hide Caption 15 of 192Yutaka Nagare looks dejected after Japan's defeat.Yutaka Nagare looks dejected after Japan's defeat. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesYutaka Nagare looks dejected after Japan’s defeat.Hide Caption 16 of 192Michael Leitch of Japan acknowledges the crowd whilst walking down the tunnel after the Brave Blossoms' defeat.Michael Leitch of Japan acknowledges the crowd whilst walking down the tunnel after the Brave Blossoms' defeat. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesMichael Leitch of Japan acknowledges the crowd whilst walking down the tunnel after the Brave Blossoms’ defeat.Hide Caption 17 of 192Aaron Wainwright celebrates with teammates after Wales' 20-10 quarterfinal win over France.Aaron Wainwright celebrates with teammates after Wales' 20-10 quarterfinal win over France. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAaron Wainwright celebrates with teammates after Wales’ 20-10 quarterfinal win over France.Hide Caption 18 of 192France's Gael Fickou battles for possession with Wales' Owen Watkin during quarterfinal at Oita Stadium.France's Gael Fickou battles for possession with Wales' Owen Watkin during quarterfinal at Oita Stadium. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFrance’s Gael Fickou battles for possession with Wales’ Owen Watkin during quarterfinal at Oita Stadium.Hide Caption 19 of 192France's lock Sebastien Vahaamahina (black cap) elbows Wales' flanker Aaron Wainwright (L). Vahaamahina was red carded and his dismisall proved key as Wales took control of the match.France's lock Sebastien Vahaamahina (black cap) elbows Wales' flanker Aaron Wainwright (L). Vahaamahina was red carded and his dismisall proved key as Wales took control of the match. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFrance’s lock Sebastien Vahaamahina (black cap) elbows Wales’ flanker Aaron Wainwright (L). Vahaamahina was red carded and his dismisall proved key as Wales took control of the match.Hide Caption 20 of 192France fans are pictured during the Rugby World Cup 2019 quarterfinal against Wales.France fans are pictured during the Rugby World Cup 2019 quarterfinal against Wales. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFrance fans are pictured during the Rugby World Cup 2019 quarterfinal against Wales.Hide Caption 21 of 192Wales' lock Alun Wyn Jones (C) catches the ball.Wales' lock Alun Wyn Jones (C) catches the ball. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales’ lock Alun Wyn Jones (C) catches the ball.Hide Caption 22 of 192Wales' Dan Biggar takes selfies with fans at the end quarterfinal.Wales' Dan Biggar takes selfies with fans at the end quarterfinal. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales’ Dan Biggar takes selfies with fans at the end quarterfinal.Hide Caption 23 of 192New Zealand's full back Beauden Barrett (C) looks to pass the ball during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match against Ireland. The All Blacks won 46-14.New Zealand's full back Beauden Barrett (C) looks to pass the ball during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match against Ireland. The All Blacks won 46-14. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesNew Zealand’s full back Beauden Barrett (C) looks to pass the ball during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup quarterfinal match against Ireland. The All Blacks won 46-14.Hide Caption 24 of 192Ireland's centre Robbie Henshaw scores a try.Ireland's centre Robbie Henshaw scores a try. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIreland’s centre Robbie Henshaw scores a try.Hide Caption 25 of 192Samuel Whitelock of New Zealand stretches for a lineout ball.Samuel Whitelock of New Zealand stretches for a lineout ball. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSamuel Whitelock of New Zealand stretches for a lineout ball.Hide Caption 26 of 192Ireland's prop Tadhg Furlong (L) is tackled.Ireland's prop Tadhg Furlong (L) is tackled. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIreland’s prop Tadhg Furlong (L) is tackled.Hide Caption 27 of 192Jordie Barrett of New Zealand scores his team's seventh try.Jordie Barrett of New Zealand scores his team's seventh try. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJordie Barrett of New Zealand scores his team’s seventh try.Hide Caption 28 of 192Sam Underhill of England looks to tackle Will Genia of Australia their quarterfinal match. England won 40-16.Sam Underhill of England looks to tackle Will Genia of Australia their quarterfinal match. England won 40-16. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSam Underhill of England looks to tackle Will Genia of Australia their quarterfinal match. England won 40-16.Hide Caption 29 of 192Jonny May of England takes on Kurtley Beale of Australia.Jonny May of England takes on Kurtley Beale of Australia. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJonny May of England takes on Kurtley Beale of Australia.Hide Caption 30 of 192Reece Hodge of Australia claims a high ball under pressure from Jonny May of England.Reece Hodge of Australia claims a high ball under pressure from Jonny May of England. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesReece Hodge of Australia claims a high ball under pressure from Jonny May of England.Hide Caption 31 of 192Kurtley Beale of Australia evades Owen Farrell and Elliot Daly of England.Kurtley Beale of Australia evades Owen Farrell and Elliot Daly of England. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesKurtley Beale of Australia evades Owen Farrell and Elliot Daly of England.Hide Caption 32 of 192Maro Itoje of England claims a lineout ahead of Rory Arnold and Izack Rodda of Australia.Maro Itoje of England claims a lineout ahead of Rory Arnold and Izack Rodda of Australia. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesMaro Itoje of England claims a lineout ahead of Rory Arnold and Izack Rodda of Australia.Hide Caption 33 of 192Japan's Kenki Fukuoka evades Scotland's Chris Harris and Greig Laidlaw during the Group A game between Japan and Scotland at International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday.Japan's Kenki Fukuoka evades Scotland's Chris Harris and Greig Laidlaw during the Group A game between Japan and Scotland at International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJapan’s Kenki Fukuoka evades Scotland’s Chris Harris and Greig Laidlaw during the Group A game between Japan and Scotland at International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday.Hide Caption 34 of 192Japan's players line up for a minute of silence for the victims of Typhoon Hagibis prior to their match against Scotland. At least 15 people were killed and 140 are missing after Japan's worst storm in decades.Japan's players line up for a minute of silence for the victims of Typhoon Hagibis prior to their match against Scotland. At least 15 people were killed and 140 are missing after Japan's worst storm in decades. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJapan’s players line up for a minute of silence for the victims of Typhoon Hagibis prior to their match against Scotland. At least 15 people were killed and 140 are missing after Japan’s worst storm in decades.Hide Caption 35 of 192Japan's Michael Leitch misses the lineout ball. Japan will face South Africa in the semi-finals.Japan's Michael Leitch misses the lineout ball. Japan will face South Africa in the semi-finals. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJapan’s Michael Leitch misses the lineout ball. Japan will face South Africa in the semi-finals.Hide Caption 36 of 192Japan's Yutaka Nagare grabs the ball against Scotland's Jamie Ritchie.Japan's Yutaka Nagare grabs the ball against Scotland's Jamie Ritchie. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJapan’s Yutaka Nagare grabs the ball against Scotland’s Jamie Ritchie.Hide Caption 37 of 192Scotland's wing Tommy Seymour is tackled. Japan beat Scotland 28-21 on home soil to reach their first ever World Cup quarterfinal.Scotland's wing Tommy Seymour is tackled. Japan beat Scotland 28-21 on home soil to reach their first ever World Cup quarterfinal. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesScotland’s wing Tommy Seymour is tackled. Japan beat Scotland 28-21 on home soil to reach their first ever World Cup quarterfinal.Hide Caption 38 of 192Wales' back row James Davies catches the ball above back row Ross Moriarty during the Pool D match between Wales and Uruguay at the Kumamoto Stadium in Kumamoto, Japan, on Sunday.Wales' back row James Davies catches the ball above back row Ross Moriarty during the Pool D match between Wales and Uruguay at the Kumamoto Stadium in Kumamoto, Japan, on Sunday. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales’ back row James Davies catches the ball above back row Ross Moriarty during the Pool D match between Wales and Uruguay at the Kumamoto Stadium in Kumamoto, Japan, on Sunday.Hide Caption 39 of 192Wales' centre Hadleigh Parkes is tackled.Wales' centre Hadleigh Parkes is tackled. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales’ centre Hadleigh Parkes is tackled.Hide Caption 40 of 192Wales winger Hallam Amos runs with the ball as Uruguay's prop Juan Echeverria goes to tackle.Wales winger Hallam Amos runs with the ball as Uruguay's prop Juan Echeverria goes to tackle. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales winger Hallam Amos runs with the ball as Uruguay’s prop Juan Echeverria goes to tackle.Hide Caption 41 of 192Hallam Amos of Wales and Gaston Mieres of Uruguay jump for a high ball. Wales beat Uruguay 35-13, qualifying them for a quarterfinal match against France.Hallam Amos of Wales and Gaston Mieres of Uruguay jump for a high ball. Wales beat Uruguay 35-13, qualifying them for a quarterfinal match against France. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesHallam Amos of Wales and Gaston Mieres of Uruguay jump for a high ball. Wales beat Uruguay 35-13, qualifying them for a quarterfinal match against France.Hide Caption 42 of 192The Tonga players perform the Sipi Tau prior to the Group C game between USA and Tonga at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka, Japan on Sunday.The Tonga players perform the Sipi Tau prior to the Group C game between USA and Tonga at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka, Japan on Sunday. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesThe Tonga players perform the Sipi Tau prior to the Group C game between USA and Tonga at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka, Japan on Sunday.Hide Caption 43 of 192United States' Cam Dolan catches the ball. The United States led the game 12-7 at half-time.United States' Cam Dolan catches the ball. The United States led the game 12-7 at half-time. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesUnited States’ Cam Dolan catches the ball. The United States led the game 12-7 at half-time.Hide Caption 44 of 192Tonga's Malietoa Hingano runs at the United States defense.Tonga's Malietoa Hingano runs at the United States defense. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesTonga’s Malietoa Hingano runs at the United States defense.Hide Caption 45 of 192Tonga came back in the second half for a final score of 31-19, marking the team's first win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup and fourth spot in Pool C.Tonga came back in the second half for a final score of 31-19, marking the team's first win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup and fourth spot in Pool C. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesTonga came back in the second half for a final score of 31-19, marking the team’s first win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup and fourth spot in Pool C.Hide Caption 46 of 192Ireland's Keith Earls runs past the Samoan defense during the Rugby World Cup Pool A game at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium between Ireland and Samoa, in Fukuoka on Saturday. Ireland's Keith Earls runs past the Samoan defense during the Rugby World Cup Pool A game at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium between Ireland and Samoa, in Fukuoka on Saturday. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIreland’s Keith Earls runs past the Samoan defense during the Rugby World Cup Pool A game at Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium between Ireland and Samoa, in Fukuoka on Saturday. Hide Caption 47 of 192Ireland's Tadhg Furlong reacts after scoring a try against Samoa. The Irish led the game 26-5 at halftime. Ireland's Tadhg Furlong reacts after scoring a try against Samoa. The Irish led the game 26-5 at halftime. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIreland’s Tadhg Furlong reacts after scoring a try against Samoa. The Irish led the game 26-5 at halftime. Hide Caption 48 of 192Jordan Larmour of Ireland runs with the ball towards Alapati Leiua of Samoa. The game took place in the west of Japan as a typhoon battered Tokyo some 1,100 kilometers away. Jordan Larmour of Ireland runs with the ball towards Alapati Leiua of Samoa. The game took place in the west of Japan as a typhoon battered Tokyo some 1,100 kilometers away. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJordan Larmour of Ireland runs with the ball towards Alapati Leiua of Samoa. The game took place in the west of Japan as a typhoon battered Tokyo some 1,100 kilometers away. Hide Caption 49 of 192Chris Vui of Samoa wins the line-out from Iain Henderson of Ireland but it was the Irish who got the better of most duels despite having a player red carded. Chris Vui of Samoa wins the line-out from Iain Henderson of Ireland but it was the Irish who got the better of most duels despite having a player red carded. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesChris Vui of Samoa wins the line-out from Iain Henderson of Ireland but it was the Irish who got the better of most duels despite having a player red carded. Hide Caption 50 of 192Larmour scored his side's fifth try of the game as Ireland -- which has never won the World Cup -- advanced to the quarterfinals.Larmour scored his side's fifth try of the game as Ireland -- which has never won the World Cup -- advanced to the quarterfinals. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesLarmour scored his side’s fifth try of the game as Ireland — which has never won the World Cup — advanced to the quarterfinals.Hide Caption 51 of 192Australia's Izack Rodda runs at Georgia's Mamuka Gorgodze, left, and Beka Saginadze during the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa between Australia and Georgia in Shizuoka, Japan on Friday. Australia's Izack Rodda runs at Georgia's Mamuka Gorgodze, left, and Beka Saginadze during the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa between Australia and Georgia in Shizuoka, Japan on Friday. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAustralia’s Izack Rodda runs at Georgia’s Mamuka Gorgodze, left, and Beka Saginadze during the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa between Australia and Georgia in Shizuoka, Japan on Friday. Hide Caption 52 of 192Georgia's Beka Gigashvili reacts as a scrum collapses to the ground during the game at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa between Australia and Georgia in Shizuoka. Georgia's Beka Gigashvili reacts as a scrum collapses to the ground during the game at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa between Australia and Georgia in Shizuoka. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesGeorgia’s Beka Gigashvili reacts as a scrum collapses to the ground during the game at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa between Australia and Georgia in Shizuoka. Hide Caption 53 of 192Marika Koroibete of Australia breaks through to score his side's second try during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group D game between Australia and Georgia. Marika Koroibete of Australia breaks through to score his side's second try during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group D game between Australia and Georgia. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesMarika Koroibete of Australia breaks through to score his side’s second try during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group D game between Australia and Georgia. Hide Caption 54 of 192Australia's Will Genia reacts after scoring a try against Georgia. Australia's Will Genia reacts after scoring a try against Georgia. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAustralia’s Will Genia reacts after scoring a try against Georgia. Hide Caption 55 of 192Australia's full back Kurtley Beale (C) runs with the ball during the match between Australia and Georgia. Australia's full back Kurtley Beale (C) runs with the ball during the match between Australia and Georgia. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAustralia’s full back Kurtley Beale (C) runs with the ball during the match between Australia and Georgia. Hide Caption 56 of 192Argentina confirmed its spot in the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France with a 47-17 win over USA, ensuring it finished third in Pool C. Argentina confirmed its spot in the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France with a 47-17 win over USA, ensuring it finished third in Pool C. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesArgentina confirmed its spot in the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France with a 47-17 win over USA, ensuring it finished third in Pool C. Hide Caption 57 of 192But following some poor results early in its group matches, the Pumas have failed to reach the knockout stages for the first time since 2003.But following some poor results early in its group matches, the Pumas have failed to reach the knockout stages for the first time since 2003. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesBut following some poor results early in its group matches, the Pumas have failed to reach the knockout stages for the first time since 2003.Hide Caption 58 of 192The USA's third defeat of the World Cup didn't stop its fans turning out with their usual energy and noise. The USA's third defeat of the World Cup didn't stop its fans turning out with their usual energy and noise. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesThe USA’s third defeat of the World Cup didn’t stop its fans turning out with their usual energy and noise. Hide Caption 59 of 192The 17 points the USA scored against Argentina more than doubled its total at this year's World Cup. The 17 points the USA scored against Argentina more than doubled its total at this year's World Cup. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesThe 17 points the USA scored against Argentina more than doubled its total at this year’s World Cup. Hide Caption 60 of 192Scotland continued its push for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals with a bonus-point 61-0 win over Russia in Shizuoka. Scotland continued its push for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals with a bonus-point 61-0 win over Russia in Shizuoka. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesScotland continued its push for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals with a bonus-point 61-0 win over Russia in Shizuoka. Hide Caption 61 of 192It was Russia's fourth defeat from four games and it has now lost its four games in the competition with an aggregate score of 160-19. It was Russia's fourth defeat from four games and it has now lost its four games in the competition with an aggregate score of 160-19. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIt was Russia’s fourth defeat from four games and it has now lost its four games in the competition with an aggregate score of 160-19. Hide Caption 62 of 192Scotland's win sets up a titanic clash against hosts Japan Sunday, with Scotland needing another bonus-point win to qualify for the quarterfinals.Scotland's win sets up a titanic clash against hosts Japan Sunday, with Scotland needing another bonus-point win to qualify for the quarterfinals. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesScotland’s win sets up a titanic clash against hosts Japan Sunday, with Scotland needing another bonus-point win to qualify for the quarterfinals.Hide Caption 63 of 192Two first-half tries from Adam Hastings handed Scotland an early lead and a George Horne hat-trick helped it extend its lead. Horne became the fifth player to score a hat-trick for Scotland at the Rugby World Cup.Two first-half tries from Adam Hastings handed Scotland an early lead and a George Horne hat-trick helped it extend its lead. Horne became the fifth player to score a hat-trick for Scotland at the Rugby World Cup. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesTwo first-half tries from Adam Hastings handed Scotland an early lead and a George Horne hat-trick helped it extend its lead. Horne became the fifth player to score a hat-trick for Scotland at the Rugby World Cup.Hide Caption 64 of 192Russia struggled with its set-pieces all afternoon, but Ryan Wilson (right) couldn't quite intercept this one as Russia's Andrey Ostrikov (left) catches the ball.Russia struggled with its set-pieces all afternoon, but Ryan Wilson (right) couldn't quite intercept this one as Russia's Andrey Ostrikov (left) catches the ball. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesRussia struggled with its set-pieces all afternoon, but Ryan Wilson (right) couldn’t quite intercept this one as Russia’s Andrey Ostrikov (left) catches the ball.Hide Caption 65 of 192In a physical game in Oita, Wales booked its place in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup with a 29-17 victory over Fiji. In a physical game in Oita, Wales booked its place in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup with a 29-17 victory over Fiji. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIn a physical game in Oita, Wales booked its place in the quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup with a 29-17 victory over Fiji. Hide Caption 66 of 192Wales fell behind by 10 points early in the first half, but a hat-trick from Josh Adams helped it recover. Wales fell behind by 10 points early in the first half, but a hat-trick from Josh Adams helped it recover. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales fell behind by 10 points early in the first half, but a hat-trick from Josh Adams helped it recover. Hide Caption 67 of 192Three key Wales players -- Josh Adams, Dan Biggar and Jonathan Davies -- all went off injured during the game and are doubts for the rest of the World Cup. Three key Wales players -- Josh Adams, Dan Biggar and Jonathan Davies -- all went off injured during the game and are doubts for the rest of the World Cup. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesThree key Wales players — Josh Adams, Dan Biggar and Jonathan Davies — all went off injured during the game and are doubts for the rest of the World Cup. Hide Caption 68 of 192Both sides had two players yellow carded in a frenetic game, as well as five disallowed tries between both teams. Both sides had two players yellow carded in a frenetic game, as well as five disallowed tries between both teams. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesBoth sides had two players yellow carded in a frenetic game, as well as five disallowed tries between both teams. Hide Caption 69 of 192Fiji winger Semi Radradra was given the man-of-the-match award for his strong performance. His quick feet, powerful running and slick offloads caused Welsh defenders problems throughout the game.Fiji winger Semi Radradra was given the man-of-the-match award for his strong performance. His quick feet, powerful running and slick offloads caused Welsh defenders problems throughout the game. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFiji winger Semi Radradra was given the man-of-the-match award for his strong performance. His quick feet, powerful running and slick offloads caused Welsh defenders problems throughout the game.Hide Caption 70 of 192Canada's Jeff Hassler runs for the ball during the Pool B match against South Africa but his side were on the wrong end of a 66-7 drubbing. Canada's Jeff Hassler runs for the ball during the Pool B match against South Africa but his side were on the wrong end of a 66-7 drubbing. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesCanada’s Jeff Hassler runs for the ball during the Pool B match against South Africa but his side were on the wrong end of a 66-7 drubbing. Hide Caption 71 of 192Damian Willemse of South Africa scores his team's ninth try at the Kobe Misaki Stadium. Damian Willemse of South Africa scores his team's ninth try at the Kobe Misaki Stadium. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesDamian Willemse of South Africa scores his team’s ninth try at the Kobe Misaki Stadium. Hide Caption 72 of 192South Africa's Frans Malherbe also got on the score sheet. South Africa's Frans Malherbe also got on the score sheet. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSouth Africa’s Frans Malherbe also got on the score sheet. Hide Caption 73 of 192Canada's Evan Olmstead (left) and South Africa's RG Snyman compete for the ball.Canada's Evan Olmstead (left) and South Africa's RG Snyman compete for the ball. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesCanada’s Evan Olmstead (left) and South Africa’s RG Snyman compete for the ball.Hide Caption 74 of 192South Africa's Cobus Reinach runs clear of Canada's Jeff Hassler during the Pool B game at Kobe Misaki Stadium. South Africa's Cobus Reinach runs clear of Canada's Jeff Hassler during the Pool B game at Kobe Misaki Stadium. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSouth Africa’s Cobus Reinach runs clear of Canada’s Jeff Hassler during the Pool B game at Kobe Misaki Stadium. Hide Caption 75 of 192France's Alivereti Raka touches the ball down to score an early try against Tonga in his side's narrow 23-21 win in Pool C.France's Alivereti Raka touches the ball down to score an early try against Tonga in his side's narrow 23-21 win in Pool C. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFrance’s Alivereti Raka touches the ball down to score an early try against Tonga in his side’s narrow 23-21 win in Pool C.Hide Caption 76 of 192Tonga's Atieli Pakalani, left, is tackled by a French defender at the Kumamoto Stadium.  Tonga's Atieli Pakalani, left, is tackled by a French defender at the Kumamoto Stadium.  Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesTonga’s Atieli Pakalani, left, is tackled by a French defender at the Kumamoto Stadium. Hide Caption 77 of 192France's number 8 Gregory Alldritt, right, is tackled by Tonga's prop Ma'afu Fia. France's number 8 Gregory Alldritt, right, is tackled by Tonga's prop Ma'afu Fia. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFrance’s number 8 Gregory Alldritt, right, is tackled by Tonga’s prop Ma’afu Fia. Hide Caption 78 of 192Tonga's centre Mali Hingano (C) is held up by France's  fly-half Romain Ntamack (L) and France's scrum-half Antoine Dupont (R).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). Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesTonga’s centre Mali Hingano (C) is held up by France’s fly-half Romain Ntamack (L) and France’s scrum-half Antoine Dupont (R).Hide Caption 79 of 192France's Antoine Dupont runs at the Tongan defense during a hard-fought encounter.France's Antoine Dupont runs at the Tongan defense during a hard-fought encounter. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFrance’s Antoine Dupont runs at the Tongan defense during a hard-fought encounter.Hide Caption 80 of 192Jordie Barrett of New Zealand dives to score his side's tenth try a 71-9 win for the All Blacks over Namibia in Pool B at the Tokyo Stadium.Jordie Barrett of New Zealand dives to score his side's tenth try a 71-9 win for the All Blacks over Namibia in Pool B at the Tokyo Stadium. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJordie Barrett of New Zealand dives to score his side’s tenth try a 71-9 win for the All Blacks over Namibia in Pool B at the Tokyo Stadium.Hide Caption 81 of 192Tjiuee Uanivi of Namibia and Shannon Frizell of New Zealand compete at a line out.Tjiuee Uanivi of Namibia and Shannon Frizell of New Zealand compete at a line out. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesTjiuee Uanivi of Namibia and Shannon Frizell of New Zealand compete at a line out.Hide Caption 82 of 192New Zealand's T J Perenara is about to score a try as he is tackled by Namibia's Helarius Kisting.New Zealand's T J Perenara is about to score a try as he is tackled by Namibia's Helarius Kisting. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesNew Zealand’s T J Perenara is about to score a try as he is tackled by Namibia’s Helarius Kisting.Hide Caption 83 of 192New Zealand's wing George Bridge is tackled by Namibia's wing Lesley Klim.New Zealand's wing George Bridge is tackled by Namibia's wing Lesley Klim. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesNew Zealand’s wing George Bridge is tackled by Namibia’s wing Lesley Klim.Hide Caption 84 of 192Japan's Kotaro Matsushima reacts after scoring his side's vital fourth bonus-point try in the 39-18 win over Samoa in Pool A.Japan's Kotaro Matsushima reacts after scoring his side's vital fourth bonus-point try in the 39-18 win over Samoa in Pool A. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJapan’s Kotaro Matsushima reacts after scoring his side’s vital fourth bonus-point try in the 39-18 win over Samoa in Pool A.Hide Caption 85 of 192Japan's number 8 Kazuki Himeno (R) is tackled by Samoa's prop Michael Alaalatoa (L)  during a hard-fought encounter at the City of Toyota Stadium.Japan's number 8 Kazuki Himeno (R) is tackled by Samoa's prop Michael Alaalatoa (L)  during a hard-fought encounter at the City of Toyota Stadium. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJapan’s number 8 Kazuki Himeno (R) is tackled by Samoa’s prop Michael Alaalatoa (L) during a hard-fought encounter at the City of Toyota Stadium.Hide Caption 86 of 192Samoa's wing Ed Fidow runs with the ball during the Pool A encounter.Samoa's wing Ed Fidow runs with the ball during the Pool A encounter. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSamoa’s wing Ed Fidow runs with the ball during the Pool A encounter.Hide Caption 87 of 192Japan's wing Kenki Fukuoka charges clear to score the third try for the Brave Blossoms. Japan's wing Kenki Fukuoka charges clear to score the third try for the Brave Blossoms. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJapan’s wing Kenki Fukuoka charges clear to score the third try for the Brave Blossoms. Hide Caption 88 of 192Adam Ashley-Cooper of Australia makes a break during his side's 45-10 win over Uruguay in Pool D at the Oita Stadium.Adam Ashley-Cooper of Australia makes a break during his side's 45-10 win over Uruguay in Pool D at the Oita Stadium. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAdam Ashley-Cooper of Australia makes a break during his side’s 45-10 win over Uruguay in Pool D at the Oita Stadium.Hide Caption 89 of 192Australia's Tevita Kuridrani is tackled by Uruguay's Tomas Inciarte during the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Oita Stadium.Australia's Tevita Kuridrani is tackled by Uruguay's Tomas Inciarte during the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Oita Stadium. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAustralia’s Tevita Kuridrani is tackled by Uruguay’s Tomas Inciarte during the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Oita Stadium.Hide Caption 90 of 192Uruguay's scrum-half Santiago Arata passes the ball during the clash against the Wallabies.Uruguay's scrum-half Santiago Arata passes the ball during the clash against the Wallabies. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesUruguay’s scrum-half Santiago Arata passes the ball during the clash against the Wallabies.Hide Caption 91 of 192Franco Lamanna of Uruguay wins a line out under challenge from Lukhan Salakaia-Loto of Australia.Franco Lamanna of Uruguay wins a line out under challenge from Lukhan Salakaia-Loto of Australia. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFranco Lamanna of Uruguay wins a line out under challenge from Lukhan Salakaia-Loto of Australia.Hide Caption 92 of 192England's Luke Cowan-Dickie scores his side's sixth and final try against the Argentina Pumas in a 39-10 win in Pool C.England's Luke Cowan-Dickie scores his side's sixth and final try against the Argentina Pumas in a 39-10 win in Pool C. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesEngland’s Luke Cowan-Dickie scores his side’s sixth and final try against the Argentina Pumas in a 39-10 win in Pool C.Hide Caption 93 of 192Argentina's wing Santiago Carreras runs into England's scrum-half Ben Youngs at the Tokyo Stadium.Argentina's wing Santiago Carreras runs into England's scrum-half Ben Youngs at the Tokyo Stadium. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesArgentina’s wing Santiago Carreras runs into England’s scrum-half Ben Youngs at the Tokyo Stadium.Hide Caption 94 of 192Jonny May of England takes on Emiliano Boffelli of Argentina. May scored the opening try for his side.Jonny May of England takes on Emiliano Boffelli of Argentina. May scored the opening try for his side. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJonny May of England takes on Emiliano Boffelli of Argentina. May scored the opening try for his side.Hide Caption 95 of 192Jack Nowell of England scores his side's fifth try as 14-man Argentina wilted under pressure.Jack Nowell of England scores his side's fifth try as 14-man Argentina wilted under pressure. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJack Nowell of England scores his side’s fifth try as 14-man Argentina wilted under pressure.Hide Caption 96 of 192After defeat by New Zealand in its opening game at Japan 2019, South Africa couldn't afford to slip up against Italy. South Africa's flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit tackles Italy's centre Luca Morisi.After defeat by New Zealand in its opening game at Japan 2019, South Africa couldn't afford to slip up against Italy. South Africa's flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit tackles Italy's centre Luca Morisi. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAfter defeat by New Zealand in its opening game at Japan 2019, South Africa couldn’t afford to slip up against Italy. South Africa’s flanker Pieter-Steph Du Toit tackles Italy’s centre Luca Morisi.Hide Caption 97 of 192South Africa ran out comfortable winners -- 49-3 -- at the game at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka. Mbongeni Mbonambi dives across the line to score a try for South Africa.South Africa ran out comfortable winners -- 49-3 -- at the game at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka. Mbongeni Mbonambi dives across the line to score a try for South Africa. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSouth Africa ran out comfortable winners — 49-3 — at the game at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka. Mbongeni Mbonambi dives across the line to score a try for South Africa.Hide Caption 98 of 192South Africa's wing Cheslin Kolbe (L) runs to score a try during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Italy at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka on October 4, 2019. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)South Africa's wing Cheslin Kolbe (L) runs to score a try during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Italy at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka on October 4, 2019. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images) Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSouth Africa’s wing Cheslin Kolbe (L) runs to score a try during the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Italy at the Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Shizuoka on October 4, 2019. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)Hide Caption 99 of 192Italy's hooker Luca Bigi is caught at the bottom of a ruck.Italy's hooker Luca Bigi is caught at the bottom of a ruck. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesItaly’s hooker Luca Bigi is caught at the bottom of a ruck.Hide Caption 100 of 192Willie Le Roux of South Africa is tackled by Sergio Parisse of Italy.Willie Le Roux of South Africa is tackled by Sergio Parisse of Italy. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWillie Le Roux of South Africa is tackled by Sergio Parisse of Italy.Hide Caption 101 of 192Tito Tebaldi of Italy kicks under pressure from Faf De Klerk of South Africa.Tito Tebaldi of Italy kicks under pressure from Faf De Klerk of South Africa. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesTito Tebaldi of Italy kicks under pressure from Faf De Klerk of South Africa.Hide Caption 102 of 192Jack Carty of Ireland tries to break clear as his side looks to bounce back against Russia in Kobe following a shock defeat by host Japan.Jack Carty of Ireland tries to break clear as his side looks to bounce back against Russia in Kobe following a shock defeat by host Japan. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJack Carty of Ireland tries to break clear as his side looks to bounce back against Russia in Kobe following a shock defeat by host Japan.Hide Caption 103 of 192Ireland's centre Bundee Aki (right) felt the force of Russian opposite number Kirill Golosnitskiy during the Pool A match.Ireland's centre Bundee Aki (right) felt the force of Russian opposite number Kirill Golosnitskiy during the Pool A match. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIreland’s centre Bundee Aki (right) felt the force of Russian opposite number Kirill Golosnitskiy during the Pool A match.Hide Caption 104 of 192Rhys Ruddock of Ireland runs with the ball towards Igor Galinovskiy of Russia during the match in Kobe.Rhys Ruddock of Ireland runs with the ball towards Igor Galinovskiy of Russia during the match in Kobe. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesRhys Ruddock of Ireland runs with the ball towards Igor Galinovskiy of Russia during the match in Kobe.Hide Caption 105 of 192Ruddock scores Ireland's third try as the world's No.1 ranked team runs out the 35-0 winner to get back on track in the tournament.Ruddock scores Ireland's third try as the world's No.1 ranked team runs out the 35-0 winner to get back on track in the tournament. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesRuddock scores Ireland’s third try as the world’s No.1 ranked team runs out the 35-0 winner to get back on track in the tournament.Hide Caption 106 of 192Fiji took on Georgia looking for its first win in the tournament. Kini Murimurivalu (right) was in action taking on Georgia's Giorgi Kveseladze at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka.Fiji took on Georgia looking for its first win in the tournament. Kini Murimurivalu (right) was in action taking on Georgia's Giorgi Kveseladze at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFiji took on Georgia looking for its first win in the tournament. Kini Murimurivalu (right) was in action taking on Georgia’s Giorgi Kveseladze at Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Osaka.Hide Caption 107 of 192Georgia's Soso Matiashvili is shackled during the game against Fiji.Georgia's Soso Matiashvili is shackled during the game against Fiji. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesGeorgia’s Soso Matiashvili is shackled during the game against Fiji.Hide Caption 108 of 192Georgia centre Davit Kacharava can't get through, either.Georgia centre Davit Kacharava can't get through, either. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesGeorgia centre Davit Kacharava can’t get through, either.Hide Caption 109 of 192Fiji's Leone Nakarawa is tackled by Merab Sharikadze of Georgia.Fiji's Leone Nakarawa is tackled by Merab Sharikadze of Georgia. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFiji’s Leone Nakarawa is tackled by Merab Sharikadze of Georgia.Hide Caption 110 of 192Semi Radradra scores his team's seventh try as Fiji triumphs 45-10 against Georgia.Semi Radradra scores his team's seventh try as Fiji triumphs 45-10 against Georgia. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSemi Radradra scores his team’s seventh try as Fiji triumphs 45-10 against Georgia.Hide Caption 111 of 192Jordie Barrett shrugs off an attempted tackle from a despairing Canadian player during the All Blacks' 63-0 romp over the North American team. Jordie Barrett shrugs off an attempted tackle from a despairing Canadian player during the All Blacks' 63-0 romp over the North American team. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJordie Barrett shrugs off an attempted tackle from a despairing Canadian player during the All Blacks’ 63-0 romp over the North American team. Hide Caption 112 of 192While Canada never gave up hope, it failed to score a single point for the second time in a Rugby World Cup game (0-20 vs. South Africa in 1995)While Canada never gave up hope, it failed to score a single point for the second time in a Rugby World Cup game (0-20 vs. South Africa in 1995) Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWhile Canada never gave up hope, it failed to score a single point for the second time in a Rugby World Cup game (0-20 vs. South Africa in 1995)Hide Caption 113 of 192New Zealand center Sonny Bill Williams (left) scored the All Blacks' third try of the evening and with the win, has won his last 16 Rugby World Cup games, equaling Kiwi hooker Keven Mealamu's all-time record of consecutive wins at the tournament.New Zealand center Sonny Bill Williams (left) scored the All Blacks' third try of the evening and with the win, has won his last 16 Rugby World Cup games, equaling Kiwi hooker Keven Mealamu's all-time record of consecutive wins at the tournament. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesNew Zealand center Sonny Bill Williams (left) scored the All Blacks’ third try of the evening and with the win, has won his last 16 Rugby World Cup games, equaling Kiwi hooker Keven Mealamu’s all-time record of consecutive wins at the tournament.Hide Caption 114 of 192While Canada struggled with their set pieces all evening, Tyler Ardron did win this lineout.While Canada struggled with their set pieces all evening, Tyler Ardron did win this lineout. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWhile Canada struggled with their set pieces all evening, Tyler Ardron did win this lineout.Hide Caption 115 of 192New Zealand scrum-half TJ Perenara's quick hands and activity around the scrum helped New Zealand score four tries in the first 10 minutes of the second half.New Zealand scrum-half TJ Perenara's quick hands and activity around the scrum helped New Zealand score four tries in the first 10 minutes of the second half. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesNew Zealand scrum-half TJ Perenara’s quick hands and activity around the scrum helped New Zealand score four tries in the first 10 minutes of the second half.Hide Caption 116 of 192Ardie Savea made World Cup history when he came on for New Zealand. He became the first player in World Cup history to wear goggles during a game.Ardie Savea made World Cup history when he came on for New Zealand. He became the first player in World Cup history to wear goggles during a game. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesArdie Savea made World Cup history when he came on for New Zealand. He became the first player in World Cup history to wear goggles during a game.Hide Caption 117 of 192It wasn't pretty, but a misfiring France managed to record its second victory of the tournament with a 33-9 win over USA.It wasn't pretty, but a misfiring France managed to record its second victory of the tournament with a 33-9 win over USA. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIt wasn’t pretty, but a misfiring France managed to record its second victory of the tournament with a 33-9 win over USA.Hide Caption 118 of 192AJ MacGinty (middle) scored all nine points for the USA with his boot, going three for three with his penalties. AJ MacGinty (middle) scored all nine points for the USA with his boot, going three for three with his penalties. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAJ MacGinty (middle) scored all nine points for the USA with his boot, going three for three with his penalties. Hide Caption 119 of 192The USA's performance didn't prevent its fans from having a nice time, as they turned out in force in the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium to support their country.The USA's performance didn't prevent its fans from having a nice time, as they turned out in force in the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium to support their country. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesThe USA’s performance didn’t prevent its fans from having a nice time, as they turned out in force in the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium to support their country.Hide Caption 120 of 192Although the USA got to within three points of France in the second-half, a late flurry of tries from Gael Fickou, Baptiste Serin (center) and Jefferson Poirot secured the bonus-point win for the French.Although the USA got to within three points of France in the second-half, a late flurry of tries from Gael Fickou, Baptiste Serin (center) and Jefferson Poirot secured the bonus-point win for the French. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAlthough the USA got to within three points of France in the second-half, a late flurry of tries from Gael Fickou, Baptiste Serin (center) and Jefferson Poirot secured the bonus-point win for the French.Hide Caption 121 of 192Nick Civetta of the United States stretches for the ball at a lineout with France's Paul Gabrillagues. The big second row has featured in both of the USA's defeats at the Rugby World Cup. Nick Civetta of the United States stretches for the ball at a lineout with France's Paul Gabrillagues. The big second row has featured in both of the USA's defeats at the Rugby World Cup. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesNick Civetta of the United States stretches for the ball at a lineout with France’s Paul Gabrillagues. The big second row has featured in both of the USA’s defeats at the Rugby World Cup. Hide Caption 122 of 192Scotland's Darcy Graham (centre) in action against Samoa as the Scots look to get their World Cup campaign back on track after a lackluster opening defeat by Ireland.Scotland's Darcy Graham (centre) in action against Samoa as the Scots look to get their World Cup campaign back on track after a lackluster opening defeat by Ireland. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesScotland’s Darcy Graham (centre) in action against Samoa as the Scots look to get their World Cup campaign back on track after a lackluster opening defeat by Ireland.Hide Caption 123 of 192Scotland's cause is helped by a yellow card for Samoa's Ed Fidow, temporarily reducing the Pacific Islanders to 14 men. Fidow is later sent off for a second yellow card.Scotland's cause is helped by a yellow card for Samoa's Ed Fidow, temporarily reducing the Pacific Islanders to 14 men. Fidow is later sent off for a second yellow card. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesScotland’s cause is helped by a yellow card for Samoa’s Ed Fidow, temporarily reducing the Pacific Islanders to 14 men. Fidow is later sent off for a second yellow card.Hide Caption 124 of 192Sean Maitland fumbles the ball as Scotland chase a fourth try and a bonus point which could prove crucial at the business end of the pool stage.   Sean Maitland fumbles the ball as Scotland chase a fourth try and a bonus point which could prove crucial at the business end of the pool stage.   Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSean Maitland fumbles the ball as Scotland chase a fourth try and a bonus point which could prove crucial at the business end of the pool stage. Hide Caption 125 of 192Alapati Leiua of Samoa is tackled by Jamie Ritchie of Scotland in a bruising match in Kobe. Alapati Leiua of Samoa is tackled by Jamie Ritchie of Scotland in a bruising match in Kobe. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAlapati Leiua of Samoa is tackled by Jamie Ritchie of Scotland in a bruising match in Kobe. Hide Caption 126 of 192Scotland runs out the 34-0 winner against Samoa to revive its hope of qualifying for the knockout stage.Scotland runs out the 34-0 winner against Samoa to revive its hope of qualifying for the knockout stage. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesScotland runs out the 34-0 winner against Samoa to revive its hope of qualifying for the knockout stage.Hide Caption 127 of 192Wales' Gareth Davies (left) is congratulated by teammate Hadleigh Parkes after scoring his crucial interception try during a 29-25 win over Australia in the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Tokyo Stadium.Wales' Gareth Davies (left) is congratulated by teammate Hadleigh Parkes after scoring his crucial interception try during a 29-25 win over Australia in the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Tokyo Stadium. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales’ Gareth Davies (left) is congratulated by teammate Hadleigh Parkes after scoring his crucial interception try during a 29-25 win over Australia in the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Tokyo Stadium.Hide Caption 128 of 192Australian supporters react following the Rugby World Cup Pool D game defeat to Wales in Tokyo.Australian supporters react following the Rugby World Cup Pool D game defeat to Wales in Tokyo. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAustralian supporters react following the Rugby World Cup Pool D game defeat to Wales in Tokyo.Hide Caption 129 of 192Wales' No. 8 Josh Navidi (left) is tackled by Australia's lock Izack Rodda during an epic encounter.Wales' No. 8 Josh Navidi (left) is tackled by Australia's lock Izack Rodda during an epic encounter. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales’ No. 8 Josh Navidi (left) is tackled by Australia’s lock Izack Rodda during an epic encounter.Hide Caption 130 of 192Wales star George North in action during the nerve-jangling match.Wales star George North in action during the nerve-jangling match. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales star George North in action during the nerve-jangling match.Hide Caption 131 of 192Adam Ashley-Cooper of Australia scores the first half try to drag his side back into contention against Wales after a slow start for the Wallabies. Adam Ashley-Cooper of Australia scores the first half try to drag his side back into contention against Wales after a slow start for the Wallabies. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAdam Ashley-Cooper of Australia scores the first half try to drag his side back into contention against Wales after a slow start for the Wallabies. Hide Caption 132 of 192Dane Haylett-Petty of Australia jumps for the ball under pressure from Liam Williams of Wales.Dane Haylett-Petty of Australia jumps for the ball under pressure from Liam Williams of Wales. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesDane Haylett-Petty of Australia jumps for the ball under pressure from Liam Williams of Wales.Hide Caption 133 of 192Tolu Latu of Australia is tackled by Josh Adams and Hadleigh Parkes of Wales.Tolu Latu of Australia is tackled by Josh Adams and Hadleigh Parkes of Wales. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesTolu Latu of Australia is tackled by Josh Adams and Hadleigh Parkes of Wales.Hide Caption 134 of 192George North of Wales and Kurtley Beale of Australia jump for the ball in the Tokyo Stadium.George North of Wales and Kurtley Beale of Australia jump for the ball in the Tokyo Stadium. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesGeorge North of Wales and Kurtley Beale of Australia jump for the ball in the Tokyo Stadium.Hide Caption 135 of 192Uruguay's Santiago Arata jumps to take a ball during the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium between Uruguay and Georgia.Uruguay's Santiago Arata jumps to take a ball during the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium between Uruguay and Georgia. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesUruguay’s Santiago Arata jumps to take a ball during the Rugby World Cup Pool D game at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium between Uruguay and Georgia.Hide Caption 136 of 192Georgia's centre Giorgi Kveseladze (left) runs with the ball in his side's 33-7 win over Uruguay.Georgia's centre Giorgi Kveseladze (left) runs with the ball in his side's 33-7 win over Uruguay. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesGeorgia’s centre Giorgi Kveseladze (left) runs with the ball in his side’s 33-7 win over Uruguay.Hide Caption 137 of 192Soso Matiashvili of Georgia breaks through a tackle against Uruguay.Soso Matiashvili of Georgia breaks through a tackle against Uruguay. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSoso Matiashvili of Georgia breaks through a tackle against Uruguay.Hide Caption 138 of 192Japan's Kenki Fukuoka scores the crucial go-ahead try in his side's epic 19-12 victory over Ireland in the Rugby World Cup Pool A game in Shizuoka.Japan's Kenki Fukuoka scores the crucial go-ahead try in his side's epic 19-12 victory over Ireland in the Rugby World Cup Pool A game in Shizuoka. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJapan’s Kenki Fukuoka scores the crucial go-ahead try in his side’s epic 19-12 victory over Ireland in the Rugby World Cup Pool A game in Shizuoka.Hide Caption 139 of 192Irish fans react as they watch their side slide to a shock defeat to host Japan.Irish fans react as they watch their side slide to a shock defeat to host Japan. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIrish fans react as they watch their side slide to a shock defeat to host Japan.Hide Caption 140 of 192Ireland players Gary Ringrose (l) and Jack Carty (r) compete for a high ball during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group A game between Japan and Ireland.Ireland players Gary Ringrose (l) and Jack Carty (r) compete for a high ball during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group A game between Japan and Ireland. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIreland players Gary Ringrose (l) and Jack Carty (r) compete for a high ball during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group A game between Japan and Ireland.Hide Caption 141 of 192Yutaka Nagare of Japan is tackled by James Ryan of Ireland during the hard-fought encounterYutaka Nagare of Japan is tackled by James Ryan of Ireland during the hard-fought encounter Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesYutaka Nagare of Japan is tackled by James Ryan of Ireland during the hard-fought encounterHide Caption 142 of 192Ireland's centre and first half try scorer Garry Ringrose is tackled by Japan's lock Luke Thompson as the action hots up in Shizuoka.Ireland's centre and first half try scorer Garry Ringrose is tackled by Japan's lock Luke Thompson as the action hots up in Shizuoka. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIreland’s centre and first half try scorer Garry Ringrose is tackled by Japan’s lock Luke Thompson as the action hots up in Shizuoka.Hide Caption 143 of 192Argentina's fly-half Benjamin Urdapilleta looks on during his side's 28-12 win over Tonga at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiosaka.Argentina's fly-half Benjamin Urdapilleta looks on during his side's 28-12 win over Tonga at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiosaka. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesArgentina’s fly-half Benjamin Urdapilleta looks on during his side’s 28-12 win over Tonga at the Hanazono Rugby Stadium in Higashiosaka.Hide Caption 144 of 192Argentina's Santiago Carreras and Tonga's Viliami Lolohea compete for the ball during the Rugby World Cup Pool C game.Argentina's Santiago Carreras and Tonga's Viliami Lolohea compete for the ball during the Rugby World Cup Pool C game. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesArgentina’s Santiago Carreras and Tonga’s Viliami Lolohea compete for the ball during the Rugby World Cup Pool C game.Hide Caption 145 of 192Argentina's Pablo Matera runs with the ball during their game against Tonga.Argentina's Pablo Matera runs with the ball during their game against Tonga. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesArgentina’s Pablo Matera runs with the ball during their game against Tonga.Hide Caption 146 of 192Benjamin Urdapilleta of Argentina kicks the ball under pressure of Zane Kapeli of Tonga his side's bonus-point victory. Benjamin Urdapilleta of Argentina kicks the ball under pressure of Zane Kapeli of Tonga his side's bonus-point victory. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesBenjamin Urdapilleta of Argentina kicks the ball under pressure of Zane Kapeli of Tonga his side’s bonus-point victory. Hide Caption 147 of 192Max Katijenko of Namibia competes for a lineout with Franco Mostert of South Africa during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game between South Africa and Namibia at City of Toyota Stadium.Max Katijenko of Namibia competes for a lineout with Franco Mostert of South Africa during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game between South Africa and Namibia at City of Toyota Stadium. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesMax Katijenko of Namibia competes for a lineout with Franco Mostert of South Africa during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game between South Africa and Namibia at City of Toyota Stadium.Hide Caption 148 of 192Thomasau Forbes of Namibia looks on from the ground during his side's nine-try defeat to South Africa.Thomasau Forbes of Namibia looks on from the ground during his side's nine-try defeat to South Africa. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesThomasau Forbes of Namibia looks on from the ground during his side’s nine-try defeat to South Africa.Hide Caption 149 of 192Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa evades a tackle from Chad Plato of Namibia to go on and score his team's seventh try.Makazole Mapimpi of South Africa evades a tackle from Chad Plato of Namibia to go on and score his team's seventh try. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesMakazole Mapimpi of South Africa evades a tackle from Chad Plato of Namibia to go on and score his team’s seventh try.Hide Caption 150 of 192South Africa's Elton Jantjies runs past Namibia's Eugene Jantjies during the one-sided match.South Africa's Elton Jantjies runs past Namibia's Eugene Jantjies during the one-sided match. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSouth Africa’s Elton Jantjies runs past Namibia’s Eugene Jantjies during the one-sided match.Hide Caption 151 of 192The USA were beaten 45-7 by England at the Rugby World Cup in its opening game at Japan 2019. Shaun Davies passes the ball during the Group C match at Kobe Misaki Stadium in Kobe.The USA were beaten 45-7 by England at the Rugby World Cup in its opening game at Japan 2019. Shaun Davies passes the ball during the Group C match at Kobe Misaki Stadium in Kobe. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesThe USA were beaten 45-7 by England at the Rugby World Cup in its opening game at Japan 2019. Shaun Davies passes the ball during the Group C match at Kobe Misaki Stadium in Kobe.Hide Caption 152 of 192England ran in seven tries, including two from Joe Cokanasiga.England ran in seven tries, including two from Joe Cokanasiga. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesEngland ran in seven tries, including two from Joe Cokanasiga.Hide Caption 153 of 192Elliot Daly of England is tackled by Blaine Scully, who is captain of the USA team.Elliot Daly of England is tackled by Blaine Scully, who is captain of the USA team. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesElliot Daly of England is tackled by Blaine Scully, who is captain of the USA team.Hide Caption 154 of 192The USA did get points on the board with Bryce Campbell of USA going over to score late in the game.The USA did get points on the board with Bryce Campbell of USA going over to score late in the game. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesThe USA did get points on the board with Bryce Campbell of USA going over to score late in the game.Hide Caption 155 of 192Earlier on September 26, Italy beat Canada 48-7 at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium in Fukuoka.Earlier on September 26, Italy beat Canada 48-7 at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium in Fukuoka. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesEarlier on September 26, Italy beat Canada 48-7 at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium in Fukuoka.Hide Caption 156 of 192Canada's wing Jeff Hassler (back) tackles Italy's full back Matteo Minozzi during Group B game.Canada's wing Jeff Hassler (back) tackles Italy's full back Matteo Minozzi during Group B game. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesCanada’s wing Jeff Hassler (back) tackles Italy’s full back Matteo Minozzi during Group B game.Hide Caption 157 of 192Italy ran in seven tries during the game, though Canada spurned a number of try scoring opportunities.Italy ran in seven tries during the game, though Canada spurned a number of try scoring opportunities. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesItaly ran in seven tries during the game, though Canada spurned a number of try scoring opportunities.Hide Caption 158 of 192Canada's fly-half Peter Nelson hands over the ball in a ruck.Canada's fly-half Peter Nelson hands over the ball in a ruck. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesCanada’s fly-half Peter Nelson hands over the ball in a ruck.Hide Caption 159 of 192Tommaso Benvenuti of Italy competes for the ball with Ben Lesage of Canada.Tommaso Benvenuti of Italy competes for the ball with Ben Lesage of Canada. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesTommaso Benvenuti of Italy competes for the ball with Ben Lesage of Canada.Hide Caption 160 of 192The 2019 Rugby World Cup delivered its first major shock as minnows Uruguay held on for a historic 30-27 victory over Fiji.The 2019 Rugby World Cup delivered its first major shock as minnows Uruguay held on for a historic 30-27 victory over Fiji. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesThe 2019 Rugby World Cup delivered its first major shock as minnows Uruguay held on for a historic 30-27 victory over Fiji.Hide Caption 161 of 192Fiji was expected to comfortably beat its South American opponents but Uruguay staged one the tournament's biggest upsets in World Cup history. Fiji was expected to comfortably beat its South American opponents but Uruguay staged one the tournament's biggest upsets in World Cup history. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFiji was expected to comfortably beat its South American opponents but Uruguay staged one the tournament’s biggest upsets in World Cup history. Hide Caption 162 of 192Uruguay's wing Nicolas Freitas is tackled by Fiji's scrum-half Nikola Matawalu during the Pool D match.Uruguay's wing Nicolas Freitas is tackled by Fiji's scrum-half Nikola Matawalu during the Pool D match. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesUruguay’s wing Nicolas Freitas is tackled by Fiji’s scrum-half Nikola Matawalu during the Pool D match.Hide Caption 163 of 192Mesulame Dolokoto grounds the ball to score his side's first try but Fiji made too many mistakes in the game. Mesulame Dolokoto grounds the ball to score his side's first try but Fiji made too many mistakes in the game. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesMesulame Dolokoto grounds the ball to score his side’s first try but Fiji made too many mistakes in the game. Hide Caption 164 of 192Local children cheer with both Fiji and Uruguay flags at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, a venue built in memory of those lost in the 2011 tsunami. Local children cheer with both Fiji and Uruguay flags at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, a venue built in memory of those lost in the 2011 tsunami. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesLocal children cheer with both Fiji and Uruguay flags at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, a venue built in memory of those lost in the 2011 tsunami. Hide Caption 165 of 192The loss means Fiji might struggle to progress to the quarterfinals after also losing its opener against Australia. The loss means Fiji might struggle to progress to the quarterfinals after also losing its opener against Australia. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesThe loss means Fiji might struggle to progress to the quarterfinals after also losing its opener against Australia. Hide Caption 166 of 192Ed Fidow celebrates with his Samoan team mates after scoring his sides third try during its win over Russia. Ed Fidow celebrates with his Samoan team mates after scoring his sides third try during its win over Russia. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesEd Fidow celebrates with his Samoan team mates after scoring his sides third try during its win over Russia. Hide Caption 167 of 192School children attended the match at the Kumagaya Rugby Stadium.School children attended the match at the Kumagaya Rugby Stadium. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesSchool children attended the match at the Kumagaya Rugby Stadium.Hide Caption 168 of 192The match was a feisty affair with Samoa fortunate not to have had two players sent off. The match was a feisty affair with Samoa fortunate not to have had two players sent off. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesThe match was a feisty affair with Samoa fortunate not to have had two players sent off. Hide Caption 169 of 192Dwayne Polataivao tackles Yury Kushnarev during the Pool A game between Russia and Samoa.Dwayne Polataivao tackles Yury Kushnarev during the Pool A game between Russia and Samoa. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesDwayne Polataivao tackles Yury Kushnarev during the Pool A game between Russia and Samoa.Hide Caption 170 of 192Wales was forced to work hard for its win against Georgia but produced a first half masterclass to clinch the win. Wales was forced to work hard for its win against Georgia but produced a first half masterclass to clinch the win. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales was forced to work hard for its win against Georgia but produced a first half masterclass to clinch the win. Hide Caption 171 of 192Georgia's wing Giorgi Kveseladze, right, tackles Wales' fly-half Dan Biggar during their Pool D match between at the City of Toyota Stadium on September 23.Georgia's wing Giorgi Kveseladze, right, tackles Wales' fly-half Dan Biggar during their Pool D match between at the City of Toyota Stadium on September 23. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesGeorgia’s wing Giorgi Kveseladze, right, tackles Wales’ fly-half Dan Biggar during their Pool D match between at the City of Toyota Stadium on September 23.Hide Caption 172 of 192Wales faced Georgia in its opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.Wales faced Georgia in its opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales faced Georgia in its opening game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.Hide Caption 173 of 192Its passion sometimes proved too much and referee Luke Pearce showed Georgia's Jaba Bregvadze a yellow card for foul play.Its passion sometimes proved too much and referee Luke Pearce showed Georgia's Jaba Bregvadze a yellow card for foul play. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIts passion sometimes proved too much and referee Luke Pearce showed Georgia’s Jaba Bregvadze a yellow card for foul play.Hide Caption 174 of 192Wales celebrate after scoring yet another try against its opposition which proved it was more than capable of competing on a physical level. Wales celebrate after scoring yet another try against its opposition which proved it was more than capable of competing on a physical level. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWales celebrate after scoring yet another try against its opposition which proved it was more than capable of competing on a physical level. Hide Caption 175 of 192Ireland proved to be too strong for its opponents who failed to match the Irish intensity.Ireland proved to be too strong for its opponents who failed to match the Irish intensity. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesIreland proved to be too strong for its opponents who failed to match the Irish intensity.Hide Caption 176 of 192James Ryan of Ireland wins a line out during his side's  27-3 win over Scotland. James Ryan of Ireland wins a line out during his side's  27-3 win over Scotland. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJames Ryan of Ireland wins a line out during his side’s 27-3 win over Scotland. Hide Caption 177 of 192An Ireland supporter looks on prior to his side's opening game.An Ireland supporter looks on prior to his side's opening game. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesAn Ireland supporter looks on prior to his side’s opening game.Hide Caption 178 of 192Italy cruised to a simple bonus-point victory over Namibia but only after a scare from the part-timers.Italy cruised to a simple bonus-point victory over Namibia but only after a scare from the part-timers. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesItaly cruised to a simple bonus-point victory over Namibia but only after a scare from the part-timers.Hide Caption 179 of 192England's centre Manu Tuilagi celebrates with fly-half George Ford after scoring a try.England's centre Manu Tuilagi celebrates with fly-half George Ford after scoring a try. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesEngland’s centre Manu Tuilagi celebrates with fly-half George Ford after scoring a try.Hide Caption 180 of 192England's Anthony Watson juggles the ball.England's Anthony Watson juggles the ball. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesEngland’s Anthony Watson juggles the ball.Hide Caption 181 of 192New Zealand players perform the Haka prior to their Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game against South Africa.New Zealand players perform the Haka prior to their Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game against South Africa. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesNew Zealand players perform the Haka prior to their Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game against South Africa.Hide Caption 182 of 192New Zealand's wing Sevu Reece catches the ball.New Zealand's wing Sevu Reece catches the ball. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesNew Zealand’s wing Sevu Reece catches the ball.Hide Caption 183 of 192Peceli Yato of Fiji takes on Reece Hodge of Australia. At one point in the second half, Fiji led 21-12.Peceli Yato of Fiji takes on Reece Hodge of Australia. At one point in the second half, Fiji led 21-12. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesPeceli Yato of Fiji takes on Reece Hodge of Australia. At one point in the second half, Fiji led 21-12.Hide Caption 184 of 192Christian Lealiifano of Australia holds on to the ball during the Rugby World Cup match between Australia and Fiji in Sapporo, Japan, on September 21.Christian Lealiifano of Australia holds on to the ball during the Rugby World Cup match between Australia and Fiji in Sapporo, Japan, on September 21. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesChristian Lealiifano of Australia holds on to the ball during the Rugby World Cup match between Australia and Fiji in Sapporo, Japan, on September 21.Hide Caption 185 of 192Waisea Nayacalevu of Fiji, right, beats Christian Lealifano to the ball to score a second-half try. However, two tries from Australia hooker Tolu Latu in five minutes ensured the Wallabies avoided a huge upset.Waisea Nayacalevu of Fiji, right, beats Christian Lealifano to the ball to score a second-half try. However, two tries from Australia hooker Tolu Latu in five minutes ensured the Wallabies avoided a huge upset. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesWaisea Nayacalevu of Fiji, right, beats Christian Lealifano to the ball to score a second-half try. However, two tries from Australia hooker Tolu Latu in five minutes ensured the Wallabies avoided a huge upset.Hide Caption 186 of 192Argentina's lock Guido Petti Pagadizabal (L) tackles France's scrumhalf Antoine Dupont. France survived a remarkable second-half comeback from Argentina to record a thrilling 23-21 win.Argentina's lock Guido Petti Pagadizabal (L) tackles France's scrumhalf Antoine Dupont. France survived a remarkable second-half comeback from Argentina to record a thrilling 23-21 win. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesArgentina’s lock Guido Petti Pagadizabal (L) tackles France’s scrumhalf Antoine Dupont. France survived a remarkable second-half comeback from Argentina to record a thrilling 23-21 win.Hide Caption 187 of 192France's Virimi Vakatawa looks to pass the ball to a teammate. France led 20-3 at half-time.France's Virimi Vakatawa looks to pass the ball to a teammate. France led 20-3 at half-time. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesFrance’s Virimi Vakatawa looks to pass the ball to a teammate. France led 20-3 at half-time.Hide Caption 188 of 192Japan's Matsushima, left, celebrates with Yutaka Nagare, center, after scoring one of his three tries.Japan's Matsushima, left, celebrates with Yutaka Nagare, center, after scoring one of his three tries. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesJapan’s Matsushima, left, celebrates with Yutaka Nagare, center, after scoring one of his three tries.Hide Caption 189 of 192Russia's Andrei Ostrikov, left, competes for the ball with Japan's James Moore during their Rugby World Cup match in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, September 20.Russia's Andrei Ostrikov, left, competes for the ball with Japan's James Moore during their Rugby World Cup match in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, September 20. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesRussia’s Andrei Ostrikov, left, competes for the ball with Japan’s James Moore during their Rugby World Cup match in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, September 20.Hide Caption 190 of 192Russia scored first and led 7-0, before Japan gradually grew into the match. Kotaro Matsushima of Japan touches down for a try under pressure from Vasily Artemyev of Russia, but it is disallowed.Russia scored first and led 7-0, before Japan gradually grew into the match. Kotaro Matsushima of Japan touches down for a try under pressure from Vasily Artemyev of Russia, but it is disallowed. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesRussia scored first and led 7-0, before Japan gradually grew into the match. Kotaro Matsushima of Japan touches down for a try under pressure from Vasily Artemyev of Russia, but it is disallowed.Hide Caption 191 of 192The match between Japan and Russia was preceded by the tournament's opening ceremony.The match between Japan and Russia was preceded by the tournament's opening ceremony. 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It’s worked so far in the tournament and hopefully we can do it again come Saturday.”Too close to call Jones said that his players had been “taking to the onsens in droves” to recover in time for Saturday’s game, referring to the natural hot springs that are believed to have restorative minerals. Owen Farrell and Jonny May both carried knocks against New Zealand but have been named in England’s starting 15. An injury to replacement scrum-half Willi Heinz, however, means Ben Spencer has been whisked onto a plane and is on the bench for the final.South Africa is bolstered by the return of Cheslin Kolbe, the Sprinboks’ slippery winger and their most dangerous attacking player. READ: South Africa edges past Wales to reach third Rugby World Cup final“I think it’s going to be an incredibly tight match, potentially with very little in it,” former winger Bryan Habana, the Rugby World Cup’s joint-record try-scorer, told CNN Sport.”I’d be happy with South Africa by eight because that means England would have to score twice at the end of the game and calm my nerves a little bit.”A diving Bryan Habana puts Jonny Wilkinson under pressure at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. A diving Bryan Habana puts Jonny Wilkinson under pressure at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. A diving Bryan Habana puts Jonny Wilkinson under pressure at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Wilkinson concurs that it’s almost too close to call: “It’s a World Cup final. This South African team has shown they can beat absolutely anyone,” he said.”They’ve just won the Rugby Championship. We’re all talking about what a great game (England had) against New Zealand, these guys won the Rugby Championship against New Zealand.”Whatever the result, this final has the ingredients for a blazing encounter. Expect fireworks in Yokohama on Saturday.

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