Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa’s boring tactics, England’s strategy in face of haka and other talking points from semis
South Africa will take on England in the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup after vanquishing the challenges of Wales and New Zealand. Here are the biggest talking points from both semi-finals:
Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa edge past Wales thanks to Handre Pollard's clutch penalty, set up final against England
South Africa and Wales played out a dreadful first half of rugby dominated by turgid set-pieces, crash balls and aerial combat as both sides kicked the leather off the ball
Rugby World Cup 2019: South Africa scrum-half Faf de Klerk expects 'massive battle in the air' against Wales in semi-final
Party-poopers South Africa will need to be at their very best to overturn recent history against Wales in this weekend's World Cup semi-final, scrum-half Faf de Klerk warned on Wednesday.
Rugby World Cup 2019: Defending champions New Zealand make statement of intent with hard-fought win over South Africa
South Africa's reputed staunch defence was exposed by 26 missed tackles in the first half as the All Blacks' pace proved too much to handle