RWC2019: Where the semi-finals were won and lost

Ben Youngs

The semi finals did not disappoint. The four best teams in the world hammered out a cracking couple of games. Each was very different, but equally engrossing in their own right. Here is a brief look at the crucial areas where the games were won and lost. England v New Zealand Ben

RWC2019: England Player Ratings Versus New Zealand

Maro Itoje

Phenomenal. England were simply phenomenal on Saturday as a whirlwind performance swept the All Blacks aside in Yokohama. Eddie Jones’ men have reached their fourth World Cup final and first since 2007, progressively improving as the tournament has gone on. An early score from Manu Tuilagi helped the Red Roses to

RWC2019: Wales v South Africa Rate the Match

Ross Moriarty

What did you think of today's semi-final match between Wales and South Africa? What were the main talking points? Was it a fair result? Tell us what you thought of the game in the comments below, and we'll put together some reaction and analysis in due course. And who do you think

RWC2019: England v New Zealand Rate the Match

Owen Farrell

England are into the Rugby World Cup final! An incredible performance that dominated the All Blacks from start to finish, keeping them scoreless in the first half and only conceding one soft try in the second. What did you think of the match? What were the main talking points? Tell us what you

Rugby World Cup Predictions: Semi-finals

Billy Vunipola

Three out of the four quarter-finals last weekend ended up with a more one-sided score than expected, and despite picking all 4 winners, I didn't manage a single margin point. This weekend, we have two cracking semi-final ties to look forward to, with England facing New Zealand and Wales taking on

RWC 2019: England v New Zealand Combined XV

Manu Tuilagi

Analysing the two teams for Saturday's big game, how many All Blacks players would you select for England? Here's a Combined XV for discussion - let me know what changes you would make. Mako Vunipola1Joe Moody Jamie George2Codie Taylor Kyle Sinckler3Nepo Laulala Maro Itoje4Brodie Retallick Courtney Lawes5Sam Whitelock Tom Curry6Scott Barrett Sam Underhill7Ardie

Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa Team To Play Wales

Tendai Mtawarira

Cheslin Kolbe has been ruled out of the Springbok team to face Wales this weekend. Here is the South Africa team: The Springbok team to play Wales in Yokohama on Sunday is: 15. Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz, Japan) 14. Sbu Nkosi (Cell C Sharks) 13. Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks) 12. Damian de Allende (DHL