England fell short in Yokohama as South Africa won the World Cup for a record-equalling third time with a comprehensive 32-12 victory.
2019 Rugby World Cup
Wales and South Africa meet in Yokohama on Sunday with the winner playing England in next weekend’s World Cup final.
Warren Gatland has had an eventful time as Wales coach in the dozen years he has been in charge.
Ireland play Russia on Thursday desperate to reignite their World Cup campaign.
Holders New Zealand enjoyed the biggest win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a 63-0 victory over Canada.
Ireland and England have stepped up preparations for their next Rugby World Cup games in Japan.
Scotland kept their Rugby World Cup hopes alive with a 34-0 victory over Samoa in Kobe.
Samoa play their Rugby World Cup opener on Tuesday when they face Russia in Pool A.
Wales kick off their Rugby World Cup campaign on Monday bidding to emulate the winning starts made by England and Ireland on Sunday.
Day three at the Rugby World Cup saw England make a winning start, Ireland defeat Scotland in fine style and Italy also open with victory.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup’s opening ‘Super Saturday’ lived up to its billing.
After victory for hosts Japan to get things under way, the Rugby World Cup continues with a mouth-watering trio of matches on Saturday.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicked off with hosts Japan running out 30-10 winners against Russia at Tokyo Stadium.
Sir Clive Woodward fears England’s indiscipline could deny them Rugby World Cup glory in Japan.