Japan's victory over Samoa in Toulouse last night (28-22) has set up a winner takes all match against Argentina on Sunday 8 October in Nantes. If as expected Argentina beat Chile this week-end then the final match in Pool D will determine who takes on Wales in Quarter Final 1 in Marseille on Saturday 14 October.
A bonus point win for Los Pumas on Sunday against their South American rivals, who have conceded 156 points in three matches and scored 22 only, would put them level with the Japanese on 9 points. How do the points work in this tournament?
- 4 points for winning a match.
- 2 points for drawing a match.
- 0 points for losing a match.
- 1 losing bonus point for losing by 7 points or fewer.
- 1 try bonus point for scoring 4 tries or more.
The Cherry Blossoms victory in southern France also confirmed that England will finish top of the Pool D table and will head back to Marseille for Quarter Final 3 on Sunday 15 October. England still have to face Samoa in Lille before then but with a healthy 15 points from their three wins to date they cannot be caught. Fiji or Australia will be England's opponents in France's second most populous city.
With general admission tickets all sold out a year before the tournament kicked off fans looking to follow their teams in Quarter Final 1 & 3 can access the Stade de Marseille through the official hospitality options (including gold category tickets) provided via DAIMANI. There are different tiers of hospitality to suit all budgets. From Du Manoir in the luxury category (Webb Ellis sold out) to Brennus & Rugby House that both offer a premium experience.
Fans visiting Marseille will also be able to access the Rugby Village which is located on Quai de la Fraternité (on Vieux Port). It will be open on the 13, 14 & 15 October to coincide with the quarter finals.