The battle for Rugby World Cup semi-final places will be completed on Sunday.
Billy Vunipola has stunned his England team-mates out of “fairyland” by declaring their World Cup could be over on Saturday.
Bristol secured the West Country bragging rights over Bath with a thumping 43-16 win before a record Ashton Gate crowd.
The Rugby World Cup will resume with the knockout phase in Japan this weekend, eight teams having regrouped following the pool stages and the fall-out from Typhoon Hagibis.
Cian Healy believes Greg Feek’s ability to “unite” Ireland’s forwards into loving the scrum has transformed their set-piece threat.
Neil Jenkins has described Warren Gatland as “an incredible person” as Wales enter the closing stages of his success-laden coaching reign.
England face Australia in the World Cup quarter-finals in Oita on Saturday.
With the opening stages now complete following Sunday’s games, there is a break in live action as the clean-up operation from Typhoon Hagibis continues.
Scotland bowed out of the Rugby World Cup as hosts Japan gave their country some welcome respite from the aftermath of Typhoon Hagibis.
Wales are hopeful that fly-half Dan Biggar and centre Jonathan Davies will be fit for a likely World Cup quarter-final against France.
World Rugby has called a press conference for 4am BST in which an update will be issued on whether England’s World Cup clash with France will be moved or cancelled.
Super Typhoon Hagibis is currently on course to affect England’s rugby world cup meeting with France in Tokyo on Saturday.
Owen Farrell dismissed concern for his wellbeing after he was the victim of a dangerous tackle to the head in England’s 39-10 victory over Argentina at Tokyo Stadium.
Ireland play Russia on Thursday desperate to reignite their World Cup campaign.
Holders New Zealand enjoyed the biggest win at the 2019 Rugby World Cup with a 63-0 victory over Canada.
Jamie George has warned Argentina that their attempts to unsettle England ahead of Saturday’s pivotal World Cup showdown in Toyko could backfire.
Ireland and England have stepped up preparations for their next Rugby World Cup games in Japan.
Joe Marler insists England will match the passion of Argentina as he reflects on the incident that produced two cards when he last faced the Pumas.
Joe Schmidt has challenged Ireland to reassert their class by hitting back immediately after suffering one of the all-time World Cup shock defeats by Japan.
George Horne was still at university the last time Scotland faced Samoa at the World Cup – but he now hopes to graduate to a regular Test slot by studying Greig Laidlaw’s game.