(CNN)A week can be a long time in sport and it already feels like New Zealand and England have traded more blows than a heavyweight title bout ahead of their Rugby World Cup semifinal.

England coach Eddie Jones launched the first verbal grenade when he suggested the All Blacks had been spying on his team’s training sessions, something his counterpart Steve Hansen dismissed as “the best clickbait in the world.”Australian Jones, never one to shy away from stirring things up before a crucial Test match, added that New Zealand — the world’s best side for most of the past decade — will be shouldering all the pressure ahead of the semifinal. Hansen, though, was wise to that.”He’s trying to take pressure off his own side by getting everyone to talk to us about pressure,” said the New Zealander, who is bidding to become the first coach to defend the World Cup. Read MoreBut in an interview with CNN’s Christina Macfarlane in Japan, Hansen admitted that England’s history will generate its own pressure. READ: Mission Improbable — how to beat the All BlacksEddie Jones (left) and Steve Hansen have exchanged barbs ahead of the Rugby World Cup semifinal in Yokohama. Eddie Jones (left) and Steve Hansen have exchanged barbs ahead of the Rugby World Cup semifinal in Yokohama. Eddie Jones (left) and Steve Hansen have exchanged barbs ahead of the Rugby World Cup semifinal in Yokohama. “The England team has come from a place of adversity, a lot of pain,” said Hansen, alluding to the 2015 World Cup when the host nation crashed out at the group stage, leading to Jones’ appointment as head coach.”That creates an inner hunger that you don’t have to build, it’s naturally there. “But it also creates its own pressure. What if we don’t do this? We’re going to have that same pain. That can be quite fearful.”Time will tell how this pre-match sparring will manifest over the course of 80 minutes in Yokohama Saturday. Hansen, needless to say, knows his side faces a sizeable challenge.”You’ve got to be respectful of any animal that’s incredibly hungry,” he says of England. “Because if you’re not they’ll eat you up.”READ: The ‘small country at the bottom of the world’ that keeps rising to the topDagg and Dallaglio look ahead to New Zealand v EnglandDagg and Dallaglio look ahead to New Zealand v EnglandDagg and Dallaglio look ahead to New Zealand v EnglandJUST WATCHEDDagg and Dallaglio look ahead to New Zealand v EnglandReplayMore Videos …MUST WATCH

Dagg and Dallaglio look ahead to New Zealand v England 03:35’History demands us to be better every day’For all the barbs the two men have traded over the past few days, Hansen has huge respect for his opposite number.In the four years that Jones has been in charge of England, he’s overseen two Six Nations championship victories and an unprecedented 18-match winning streak. Having weathered a period of indifferent form over the past year-and-a-half, England has recorded four convincing wins in Japan, most recently a 40-16 quarterfinal defeat of Australia. “[Eddie Jones] has been outstanding,” says Hansen, whose side cruised past Ireland to reach the final four of the World Cup,”He’s grabbed hold of that group of players who have got that hurt and hunger from that last tournament and that’s allowed him to drive them to places that they haven’t been before but they want to go there. “He’s given them good direction … this is what they’ve been planning for four years so it’s a big defining moment for them.” READ: ‘Rock-and-roll’ five-a-side rugby set to make its debutSteve Hansen signs an autograph for a Japanese fan at the Rugby World Cup last month.Steve Hansen signs an autograph for a Japanese fan at the Rugby World Cup last month.Steve Hansen signs an autograph for a Japanese fan at the Rugby World Cup last month.Beat England, and the All Blacks would face either Wales or South Africa in the final, where they would bid to win an unprecedented third consecutive Rugby World Cup. Having spent almost the entirety of the past 10 years at the summit of the world rankings — Ireland and Wales both enjoyed recent stints as world No. 1 but have since been deposed again by New Zealand — Hansen says his side needs to keep driving standards at the top of the game. “What drives me is that our history demands us to be better every day,” he says. “My own competitive drive wants me to be better every day. I want to improve and my job is to help these guys be better. “That’s why I get up in the morning and get excited about doing it whether we’re playing a Test match, whether we’re playing a friendly game, or whether we’re playing a semifinal of a World Cup.”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.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 1 of 181Japan'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 2 of 181Fans 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 3 of 181Lukhanyo 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 4 of 181Yutaka 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 5 of 181Michael 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 6 of 181Aaron 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 7 of 181France'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 8 of 181France'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 9 of 181France 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 10 of 181Wales' 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 11 of 181Wales' 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 12 of 181New 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 13 of 181Ireland'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 14 of 181Samuel 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 15 of 181Ireland'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 16 of 181Jordie 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 17 of 181Sam 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 18 of 181Jonny 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 19 of 181Reece 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 20 of 181Kurtley 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 21 of 181Maro 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 22 of 181Japan'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 23 of 181Japan'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 24 of 181Japan'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 25 of 181Japan'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 26 of 181Scotland'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 27 of 181Wales' 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 28 of 181Wales' 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 29 of 181Wales 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 30 of 181Hallam 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 31 of 181The 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 32 of 181United 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 33 of 181Tonga'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 34 of 181Tonga 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 35 of 181Ireland'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 36 of 181Ireland'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 37 of 181Jordan 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 38 of 181Chris 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 39 of 181Larmour 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 40 of 181Australia'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 41 of 181Georgia'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 42 of 181Marika 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 43 of 181Australia'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 44 of 181Australia'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 45 of 181Argentina 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 46 of 181But 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 47 of 181The 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 48 of 181The 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 49 of 181Scotland 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 50 of 181It 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 51 of 181Scotland'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 52 of 181Two 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 53 of 181Russia 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 54 of 181In 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 55 of 181Wales 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 56 of 181Three 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 57 of 181Both 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 58 of 181Fiji 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 59 of 181Canada'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 60 of 181Damian 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 61 of 181South 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 62 of 181Canada'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 63 of 181South 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 64 of 181France'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 65 of 181Tonga'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 66 of 181France'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 67 of 181Tonga'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 68 of 181France'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 69 of 181Jordie 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 70 of 181Tjiuee 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 71 of 181New 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 72 of 181New 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 73 of 181Japan'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 74 of 181Japan'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 75 of 181Samoa'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 76 of 181Japan'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 77 of 181Adam 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 78 of 181Australia'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 79 of 181Uruguay'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 80 of 181Franco 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 81 of 181England'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 82 of 181Argentina'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 83 of 181Jonny 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 84 of 181Jack 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 85 of 181After 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 86 of 181South 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 87 of 181South 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 88 of 181Italy'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 89 of 181Willie 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 90 of 181Tito 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 91 of 181Jack 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 92 of 181Ireland'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 93 of 181Rhys 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 94 of 181Ruddock 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 95 of 181Fiji 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 96 of 181Georgia'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 97 of 181Georgia 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 98 of 181Fiji'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 99 of 181Semi 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 100 of 181Jordie 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 101 of 181While 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 102 of 181New 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 103 of 181While 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 104 of 181New 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 105 of 181Ardie 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 106 of 181It 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 107 of 181AJ 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 108 of 181The 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 109 of 181Although 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 110 of 181Nick 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 111 of 181Scotland'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 112 of 181Scotland'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 113 of 181Sean 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 114 of 181Alapati 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 115 of 181Scotland 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 116 of 181Wales' 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 117 of 181Australian 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 118 of 181Wales' 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 119 of 181Wales 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 120 of 181Adam 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 121 of 181Dane 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 122 of 181Tolu 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 123 of 181George 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 124 of 181Uruguay'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 125 of 181Georgia'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 126 of 181Soso 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 127 of 181Japan'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 128 of 181Irish 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 129 of 181Ireland 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 130 of 181Yutaka 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 131 of 181Ireland'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 132 of 181Argentina'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 133 of 181Argentina'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 134 of 181Argentina'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 135 of 181Benjamin 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 136 of 181Max 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 137 of 181Thomasau 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 138 of 181Makazole 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 139 of 181South 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 140 of 181The 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 141 of 181England 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 142 of 181Elliot 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 143 of 181The 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 144 of 181Earlier 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 145 of 181Canada'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 146 of 181Italy 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 147 of 181Canada'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 148 of 181Tommaso 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 149 of 181The 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 150 of 181Fiji 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 151 of 181Uruguay'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 152 of 181Mesulame 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 153 of 181Local 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 154 of 181The 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 155 of 181Ed 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 156 of 181School 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 157 of 181The 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 158 of 181Dwayne 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 159 of 181Wales 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 160 of 181Georgia'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 161 of 181Wales 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 162 of 181Its 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 163 of 181Wales 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 164 of 181Ireland 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 165 of 181James 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 166 of 181An 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 167 of 181Italy 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 168 of 181England'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 169 of 181England'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 170 of 181New 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 171 of 181New 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 172 of 181Peceli 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 173 of 181Christian 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 174 of 181Waisea 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 175 of 181Argentina'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 176 of 181France'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 177 of 181Japan'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 178 of 181Russia'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 179 of 181Russia 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 180 of 181The 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. Photos: Rugby World Cup 2019 in picturesThe match between Japan and Russia was preceded by the tournament’s opening ceremony.Hide Caption 181 of 18103 RWC 1020 south africa japan02 RWC 1020 south africa japan01 RWC 1019 south africa japan04 RWC 1020 south africa japan RESTRICTED05 RWC 1020 south africa japan RESTRICTED06 RWC 1020 south africa japan RESTRICTED07 RWC 10120 wales france 08 RWC 1020 wales france08 RWC 1020 wales france11 RWC 1020 wales france RESTRICTED10 RWC 1020 wales france09 RWC 1020 wales france RESTRICTED01 RWC 101902 RWC 101903 RWC 101904 RWC 101905 RWC 101906 RWC 101907 RWC 101908 RWC 101909 RWC 101910 RWC 101901 RWC 1013 CROP02 RWC 101303 RWC 101304 RWC 101305 RWC 101306 RWC 101307 RWC 101308 RWC 101309 RWC 101310 RWC 101312 RWC 101311 RWC 101313 RWC 101301 RWC 101202 RWC 101203 RWC 101204 RWC 101205 RWC 101201 RWC 101102 RWC 101103 RWC 101104 RWC 101105 RWC 101101 RWC 100902 RWC 100903 RWC 100904 RWC 100905 RWC 100906 RWC 100907 RWC 100908 RWC 100909 RWC 100910 RWC 100911 RWC 100912 RWC 100913 RWC 100914 RWC 100901 RWC 100803 RWC 100802 RWC 100804 RWC 100805 RWC 100807 RWC 1006 CROP08 RWC 100610 RWC 100611 RWC 100609 RWC 100601 RWC 100602 RWC 100603 RWC 100604 RWC 100612 RWC 100509 RWC 100510 RWC 100511 RWC 100504 RWC 100501 RWC 100502 RWC 100503 RWC 100505 RWC 100506 RWC 100507 RWC 100508 RWC 100501 RWC 100402 RWC 100403 RWC 100404 RWC 100405 RWC 100406 RWC 100401 RWC 100302 RWC 100304 RWC 100303 RWC 100305 RWC 100306 RWC 100307 RWC 100308 RWC 100309 RWC 100301 RWC 100202 RWC 100203 RWC 100204 RWC 100205 RWC 100206 RWC 100207 RWC 100208 RWC 100209 RWC 100210 RWC 100211 RWC 100201 RWC 0930 RESTRICTED02 RWC 093003 RWC 0930 RESTRICTED04 RWC 093005 RWC 093003 RWC 092901 RWC 092902 RWC 092904 RWC 092905 RWC 092906 RWC 092907 RWC 092908 RWC 092909 RWC 092910 RWC 092911 RWC 092906 RWC 092807 RWC 092808 RWC 092809 RWC 092810 RWC 092801 RWC 092802 RWC 092803 RWC 092804 RWC 092811 RWC 092812 RWC 092813 RWC 092814 RWC 092806 rwc 092609 rwc 092607 rwc 092608 rwc 092601 rwc italy canada 092602 rwc italy canada 092603 rwc italy canada 092604 rwc italy canada 092605 rwc italy canada 0926uruguay celebrate 02 rwc uru fiji 092501 rwc uru fiji 092503 rwc uru fiji 092504 RWC Fiji Uruguay 092504 rwc uru fiji 092501 RWC Samoa Russia 0924 RESTRICTED02 RWC Samoa Russia 092403 RWC Samoa Russia 092404 RWC Samoa Russia 092405 RWC Samoa Russia 092410 RWC Wales Georgia 092301 RWC Wales Georgia 092305 RWC Wales Georgia 092307 RWC Wales Georgia 092307 RWC 092206 RWC 092209 RWC 092202 RWC 092215 RWC 092216 RWC 092201 RWC NZ RSA 092103 RWC NZ RSA 092107 RWC AUS FIJI 092122 what a shot 0922 COPY RESTRICTED09 RWC AUS FIJI 092112 RWC FRA ARG 092114 RWC FRA ARG 092106 RWC japan russia 092003 what a shot 092203 RWC japan russia 092004 RWC japan russia 0920‘Selfish’ Six NationsThe structure of rugby’s global calendar has come under increased scrutiny this year and Hansen has been critical of the way New Zealand’s northern hemisphere rivals have reacted to the prospect of a reshuffle to the international schedule. World Rugby, the sport’s governing body, devised the concept of a Nations Championship in March. Those plans were scrapped, however, after World Rugby failed to gain unanimous approval from the 10 unions that make up Europe’s Six Nations and the southern hemisphere’s Rugby Championship.Hansen says the reluctance of Six Nations participants — England, Ireland, Wales, France, Scotland and Italy — to accommodate change is preventing rugby from developing its international calendar to include more teams like Japan and Fiji. “The Six Nations is a marvelous, marvelous tournament,” said Hansen. “I’ve been lucky enough to coach in it and be part of it, but it shouldn’t be the over-riding thing. It’s not bigger than the game.”We’ve got this big immovable object of the Six Nations that can’t be played any other time than it’s being played in. I kind of think that’s a little selfish. It’s putting that part of our game ahead of everything else. I think the game’s better than that.”

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