South Africa reached into the semis and shattered Japan’s dream
In the 4th quarter-final of Rugby World Cup 2019, South Africa beat host Japan by 26-3. With this win, South Africa reached into the semi-final.
South Africa knocked out host Japan from the Rugby World Cup 2019.
This is the 5th time when South Africa entered into the semis of Rugby World Cup. The two-time champion South Africa played well in this match.
On the other hand, Japan’s journey in this tournament ended with this loss. Japan surprised everyone by reaching into the quarter-finals. Result wise this is Japan’s best World Cup.
About the match
In the first half of the match, both Japan and South Africa played well. In the 30th minute, the score was 5-3 in favour of South Africa. After the thrilling first half, Japan looked out of energy and without any plans in the second half.
Springboks have played attacking game in the second half. South Africa’s defence was disciplined and well organised. South Africa tackled Japanese players very well and did give a point to Japan in the second half. Lack of plans knocked out host Japan from the tournament.
Player of the match – Faf de Klerk
South Africa’s scrum-half Faf de Klerk showed brilliant performance against Japan and helped his team reach into the semis. He is a player of the match for scoring 1 try, 1 try assist, 36 passes, 7 carries and 7 tackles. South African fans will hope for the same performance from him in the semis.
What captain’s said after the match
🗣 "I'm extremely proud of what this team has done."— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 20, 2019
Hear from @JRFURugby captain, Michael Leitch as his side fought bravely in front of a passionate crowd but were defeated by South Africa #RWC2019 #JPNvRSA #WebbEllisCup #RWCTokyo pic.twitter.com/WeTHKkaDdG
🗣 "It took a lot out of us to keep on fighting."— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 20, 2019
Hear from @Springboks captain, Siya Kolisi as his side powers through to a Semi-Final meeting with Wales #RWC2019 #JPNvRSA #WebbEllisCup #RWCTokyo pic.twitter.com/oozwW4RBSF
South Africa’s semi-final is on September 27 against Wales. Earlier, Wales beat France by 20-19. Next Sunday, it is going to be a hard fight between Wales and South Africa to reach into the final.