Springboks now two steps away from glory

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Springboks now two steps away from glory

Lukhanyo Am of the Springboks is tackled by Jack Goodhue of the All Blacks during the 2019 Rugby Championship Test Match between New Zealand and South Africa at Westpac Stadium on July 27, 2019 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The Boks will face Wales in Sunday’s second semifinal.

There will be no repeat of the “Miracle of Brighton”. The Springboks are now just two steps away from going all the way at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan after beating the hosts 26-3 in a hard-fought quarterfinal in Tokyo yesterday. The Boks will face Wales in Sunday’s second semifinal. New Zealand and England will contest the other semifinal on Saturday for a spot in the November 2 final. Four years ago in Brighton, Japan stunned the Springboks in a World Cup group match. It’s still rated as possibly the biggest upset in world rugby, and inspired a...


 


 


 

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