The Springboks made 170 successful tackles - with Damian de Allende, Lood de Jager and Cheslin Kolbe leading the charge - as they eliminated Japan from the Rugby World Cup in their tough-as-nails quarter-final in Tokyo on Sunday.
The Springboks have turned their sights on Six Nations champions Wales after despatching Rugby World Cup hosts Japan (26-3) in Saturday’s ultimately comfortable quarter-final victory.
The Springboks outscored Japan by three tries to nil as they progressed to the Rugby World Cup semi-finals after a 26-3 win over Japan in Tokyo on Sunday.
Ross Moriarty (replacement looseforward) scored a try with six minutes left as Wales snatched a thrilling comeback victory by 20-19 over 14-man France in Oita to book their place in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals.
The Springboks produced a second half revival to clinch a place in the RWC semi-finals after a ‘nervous’ first 40 raised hopes for a packed home crowd of a repeat of the ‘Miracle of Brighton’ which had seen Japan beat South Africa four years ago.