Due credit was paid to retiring Ireland skipper Rory Best, who couldn’t hide his emotion following their quarter-final loss to the All Blacks on Saturday.
Coach Steve Hansen was a satisfied man after the All Blacks’ quarter-final triumph, while Ireland counterpart Joe Schmidt acknowledged they had been a ‘bit flat’ all tournament.
The All Blacks produced a defensive masterclass on Saturday to destroy Ireland and remind all and sundry why they are favourites to win the 2019 World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI at the Tokyo Stadium.
Aaron Smith scored two tries as the All Blacks handed Ireland yet another World Cup quarter-final defeat with a 46-14 win in Tokyo on Saturday. DYLAN JACK reports.
England booked their spot in the 2019 Rugby World Cup semi-finals with a comfortable 40-16 victory over the Wallabies on Saturday.
Following the Wallabies’ quarter-final defeat, coach Michael Cheika couldn’t hide his immense disappointment, but admitted the ‘better team’ won.
Eddie Jones believes England can get even better. Hear what the coach had to say after their clinical quarter-final win over the Wallabies.
Jonny May scored a brace of tries as England clinched a comprehensive 40-16 win over the Wallabies in Saturday’s quarter-final in Oita. MARIETTE ADAMS reports.
SA Rugby magazine’s Jon Cardinelli soaked up the atmosphere ahead of the second quarter-final between New Zealand and Ireland at the Tokyo Stadium.
If two teams cannot be separated after 80 minutes, extra time, sudden death and kicking competition will be used to determine the winner of a World Cup playoff.