The fairytale story of the Rugby World Cup will look to extend for another week when Japan meet South Africa in the quarterfinals.

Japan will have a boisterous home crowd cheering them on in Tokyo on Sunday night, just as they did when they beat Ireland and Scotland to top Pool A.

Japan vs Springboks Rugby

Japan famously beat South Africa in pool play at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but then failed to make the quarterfinals after a big loss to Scotland.

South Africa finished behind the All Blacks in pool play, but have arguably landed on the softer side of the draw because of it. They cruised through their remaining pool matches, hammering the minnows along the way.

RWC quarter-finals fixtures (all times SA):

Saturday, October 19:

England v Australia, Oita – 09:15

New Zealand v Ireland, Tokyo – 12:15

Sunday, October 20

Wales v France, Oita – 09:15

Japan v South Africa, Tokyo – 12:15