Who makes it to the semis? Yes, we're getting to the real meat of this massive tournament, with 6 teams remaining — including Japan's Brave Blossoms, the home team that are definitely the underdogs. Until November 2, we'll watch these teams collide for the right to take home the coveted Webb Ellis Cup.
Michael Leitch and Faf de Klerk. Credits: Image -Photosport; Video - Newshub [Please refresh for the latest updates] South Africa 26 - 3 Japan 81min - Pollard kicks it into touch and South Africa are through to the semi-finals, Japans epic journey ends tonight in Tokyo.
Pollard takes a big hit and is rubbing his shoulder. Kick is wide. South Africa 26 - 3 Japan.
That will be enough to earn the win for South Africa, but boy what a game it's been - the Springboks deserve it! Their defence has been next level.
TRY - South Africa. Huge effort from the forwards, they drive the maul around 30 metres before de Klerk scores off the back. Kick is good. South Africa 21 - 3 Japan.
It's good. South Africa 14 - 3 Japan. They kick for goal, it's wide. A big moment just 15 m out from the tryline. They will kick for goal.
South Africa 11 - 3 Japan. They would've scored. South Africa 8 - 3 Japan. Half time - South Africa is penalised and Japan will kick it into touch. Into the sheds they go.
This is like an unstoppable force Japan attack against an immovable object South Africa defence Japan kick for touch. Tendai Mtawarira is back. They kick for the points, It's good.
South Africa 5 - 3 Japan.
Very lucky not to see red after the standard those calls have been this tournament. Real chance for Japan here. South Africa 5 - 0 Japan. We are underway in the final quarter-final. Lots of tears from the Japanese, great to see - South Africa is up next, a low-key great tune. Japan, not a banger, love the passion though.
Not long to go now.
Willie Le Roux, Cheslin Kolbe, Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Makazole Mapimpi, Handre Pollard, 9. Faf de Klerk, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Pieter-Steph Du Toit, 6. Siya Kolisi c , 5. Lood de Jager, 4.
Eben Etzebeth, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1. Malcolm Marx, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, RG Snyman, Franco Mostert, Francois Louw, Herschel Jantjies, Frans Steyn Japan Ryohei Yamanaka, Kotaro Matsushima, Timothy Lafaele, Ryoto Nakamura, Kenki Fukuoka, Yu Tamura, 9.
Yutaka Nagare, 8. Kazuki Himeno, 7. Pieter Labuschagne, 6. Michael Leitch c , 5.