We hoped that the run of poor form was merely an aberration or, better still, a ruse to blindside the opposition.
England duo Jonny May and Jack Nowell are both expected to recover from hamstring injuries in time to face New Zealand on Saturday.
And then there were eight! It’s quarter-final time in Japan with eight of the world’s best teams primed for battle this weekend.
Wales will be without Josh Navidi for the remainder of the World Cup after the back row forward suffered a hamstring injury in their narrow quarter-final victor...
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen says he may lay false traps for Ireland to fall into in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final clash in Tokyo.