This would be purely to indicate interest; no details had to be provided at this stage. Of the 10 nations that had expressed formal interest, many withdrew their candidacy in early Jamaica was the first to withdraw its candidacy.
Rugby World Cup semi-final fixtures: Dates, kick-off times, TV schedule and who England and Wales will play Everything you need to know as the tournament reaches the final four Sunday, 20th October , pm Updated Sunday, 20th October , pm Wales have booked their place in a first Rugby World Cup semi-final in eight years, avenging defeat to France in with a victory in Oita on Sunday.
Warren Gatland's side became the third team to secure a place in the final four after England and New Zealand who both won on Saturday. If this is the first time you have subscribed to emails from JPIMedia Ltd, the publishers of inews, please check your inbox to verify your email address.
Sorry, there seem to be some issues. Please try again later. Tries from Jonny May 2 , Kyle Sinckler and Anthony Watson set up a dominant win over Australia to put Eddie Jones' side through to the final four for the first time in 12 years.
They will meet New Zealand next Saturday after the All Blacks put in a similarly impressive display against Ireland, triumphing Wales will discover their opponents at the conclusion of the final quarter-final between South Africa and hosts Japan on Sunday.
Both semi-final matches will take place at the International Stadium in Yokohama - the same venue for the final on 2 November.
France have been runners-up three times and have made the semi-finals a further three times but have never won the tournament, while Wales have been losers in the final four on two occasions. Should either Ireland or Japan reach the final four, it would represent the two countries' best ever performance in a Rugby World Cup.
Ireland have reached the final eight on seven different occasions including this year but have never made it to the final four while this is the first time Japan have made it to the quarters.
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