How local community rallied to help stage Japan's biggest rugby moment
Brilliant Japan secure emotional first trip to Rugby World Cup quarterfinals
The hosts will face South Africa in the last eight after a brilliant and poignant victory over Scotland, hours after Typhoon Hagibis ripped through the country.
Japan train in a flooded stadium
Japan train in typhoon flooded stadium, crossing a knee-deep pool to access the field ahead of their game against Scotland.
Canada help with typhoon aid after RWC elimination
Canada players helped the local community in Kamaishi recover from Typhoon Hagibis on Sunday after they were eliminated from the tournament.
The best 25 players at Rugby World Cup 2019
The chaos of the ruck: What the heck is actually going on in a rugby pile?
Far from being simply a mad scramble, a rugby ruck has no shortage of technique and regulations around it. Oh, and some dark arts as well, of course...
Love, rugby and a sport's crucial battle with concussion
Japan captain pays tribute to typhoon victims
Japan coach Jamie Joseph and captain Michael Leitch said their win over Scotland was motivated by inspiring a country that was hit by Typhoon Hagibis on Saturday.
Wales make hard work of Uruguay to reach Rugby World Cup quarterfinals
Wales were made to work hard for victory against Uruguay, but they prevailed with a bonus-point 35-13 win to top Pool D and set up a quarterfinal with three-times finalists France.
The ninth staging of the Rugby World Cup takes place in Japan, the first time the tournament has been staged in Asia.
With the sport's showpiece set to kick off in Japan, ESPN's rugby experts rank the best of the best on show at the tournament.
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