"England were in a ruthless mood....
Eddie Jones had ordered his team to play like the samurais who once roamed the hills overlooking the stadium. They responded by drawing their sharpest sword to deliver one of England's most comprehensive World Cup performances since 2003. A statement scoreline to make the world take note."
The world can take note, after reading all the EPL stories.
Looking ahead to tonight's games...WALES ARE NOT BORING OKAY
Star Wales back Josh Adams has hit back at France winger Yoann Huget after the Les Bleus’ flier suggested the Welsh play boring rugby.(Wales Online reports)
At a press conference the Frenchman insisted his side have known all about Wales’ game plan for years, explaining his view that Warren Gatland’s side try to squeeze teams out of the contest.
“Wales have this ability to put their opponents under pressure, to wait for their opponent to make a mistake so they can score,” said Huget.
“Aside from that, their kicking game doesn’t bother me. I really like that. We’re ready for everything.”
Wales scored 17 tries in their opening four games of the tournament, while France have only managed nine tries in their matches against Tonga, USA and Argentina.
“Everyone’s got an opinion,” shrugged Adams. “Maybe in the past we’ve kept games a little bit closer and kicked a little bit more ball, but that’s dependent on the game plan and how we look at the opposition.
“I definitely think in the last four games we’ve moved the ball quite well and have scored some good tries, actually. It’s another string to our bow.
On to Japan v South Africa...
This from Japan's Lappies Labuschagne, one of two South Africa born players in the Brave Blossoms.
"I really love South Africa and the people there but I also love Japan and everyone here. his is our team. This has become our new home.
"We want to make everyone in Japan proud, everyone in this camp, this group, we've worked really hard to reach the goal we set up for ourselves."