Jonny May scored two first-half tries to set England on their way, en route to a victory. It is the first time England have reached the final four in 12 years and they will play either New Zealand or Ireland, who face each other in the second quarter-final on Saturday. But who impressed for England and who struggled most for Australia?
The year-old Read, who has battled back Rugby Oct 22, by John Pye After finishing off the home team's remarkable run at the Rugby World Cup in the quarterfinals, the Springboks are feeling more comfortable about taking on Wales in Japan.
Assistant coach Matthew Proudfoot says they're just more comfortable, anyway, now that they're playing the South African Rugby Oct 22, Eddie Jones says spy filmed England training, piles pressure on New Zealand England coach Eddie Jones believes his squad's training session at the Rugby World Cup on Tuesday was filmed by someone in a nearby apartment block.
Jones didn't explicitly accuse semifinal opponent New Zealand of spying — "it might have been a Japanese fan, I don't Rugby Oct 22, Michael Cheika says next Wallabies boss should be Australian Outgoing head coach Michael Cheika said the next man to coach the Wallabies rugby team should "definitely" be Australian.
Rugby Oct 22, Lawrence Dallaglio says back row battle key in England-New Zealand semifinal For a man who made his name winning many a bruising back row battle, it's no surprise that former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio thinks that's where Saturday's Rugby World Cup semifinal match against New Zealand could be decided.
Dallaglio, who won the World Cup Rugby Oct 22, Referee Jaco Peyper sidelined over photo with fans World Rugby has sidelined Jaco Peyper from officiating at any of the World Cup semifinals and appointed Nigel Owens as referee of the knockout game between defending champion New Zealand and England.
Peyper has apologized for posing for a photograph with a group of Wales Rugby Oct 21, Brave Blossoms awarded prestigious Kikuchi Kan Prize Japan's rugby team has been added to the list of this year's winners of the Kikuchi Kan Prize, given to people or groups that have made contributions to Japanese culture, a literature association said Monday.
The Brave Blossoms were defeated in one of Sunday's quarterfinals Rugby Oct 21, by Rich Freeman Japan coach Jamie Joseph said Monday the team's impressive work ethic played a major role in the hosts making a run to the Rugby World Cup's last eight for the first time. Speaking a day after the Brave Blossoms were knocked out of the tournament National Oct 21, TV ratings hit average Video Research Ltd.
Rugby Oct 21, by Andrew McKirdy Japan's Rugby World Cup players expressed mixed feelings as their incredible campaign came to an end with a quarterfinal defeat to South Africa on Sunday, with pride in their achievements largely crowding out the disappointment.
Japan, which was playing a World Cup knockout match for the first time ever, fell behind to an early Makazole Mapimpi try at Tokyo Stadium before Rugby Oct 20, by Kaz Nagatsuka In the sole previous Rugby World Cup encounter between the two, Wales was forced to compete with one man down and wound up losing by one point.
This time, it was its opponent that had the same problem and ended up losing by one point.