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Day of rest at RWC before final skirmishes for quarterfinals

by Ace Damon
Day of rest at RWC before final skirmishes for quarterfinals

TOKYO (AP) – Teams rest on Monday 18, while the Rugby World Cup heads to the pool's final games and final reckoning for those hoping to reach knockouts.

In Group A, Japan, Ireland and Scotland have a chance to win the last eight, with Japan seeking history as the first Asian team to do so.

New Zealand and South Africa are in a position to qualify for Group B. Only a shocking Italy victory over unbeaten three-time All-Blacks in Japan and a surprise from Canada against South Africa on Tuesday could change that.

Pool C quarter-finals are decided: Northern Hemisphere powers England and France are over, with their meeting in Yokohama on Saturday to decide the winner of the pool.

Australia and Wales are favorites to emerge from Group D. The Fiji Islands are the wild card there and have a chance to upset the champion of Wales on Friday on Wednesday in Oita.

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