Final 8 teams selected in Rugby World Cup
NHK -- Oct 13
In Rugby World Cup action, the final eight teams advancing to the knockout stage have been decided.

The last match of the preliminary round took place on Sunday.

The quarterfinals will begin on October 19 with a match between England and Australia, followed by New Zealand and Ireland.

Wales and France will meet on October 20, followed by Japan and South Africa.

The latest world ranking for rugby has all knockout stage teams ranked in the top 8. World Rugby is the governing body for the sport and updates the rankings after every World Cup match.

Japan beat powerhouse Scotland 28-21 on Sunday in Yokohama, rising to its highest ranking of 7th place,.

News source: NHK
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