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7 Jul 2020 8:32
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  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby

    Japan has advanced to the rugby World Cup last eight for the first time, which has set up an All Blacks quarter-final against Ireland

    Japan has advanced to the rugby World Cup last eight for the first time, which has set up an All Blacks quarter-final against Ireland


    Japan have beaten Scotland 28-21 in Yokohama to top pool A on 19 points.

    The All Blacks face Ireland on Saturday night in Tokyo, while Japan squares off against South Africa in the capital on Sunday.

    Australia will meet England on Saturday and Wales play France on Sunday, both in Oita .



    The Ranfurly Shield's safe in Canterbury for the summer after a last-minute try helped beat North Harbour 31-25 in Christchurch.



    Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin's fulfilled a dream, winning his maiden Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama.

    He's completed a near perfect weekend where he claimed pole and broke the lap record on multiple occasions.

    It's the first time a Kiwi number one driver has won the race since Greg Murphy in 2004.



    Valtteri Bottas has won the Japanese grand prix as Mercedes wrapped a sixth consecutive Formula One constructors' championship.

    Only a Mercedes driver can win the title with five races remaining, making it a record sixth constructor-driver double for the team.



    New Zealand have taken a 1-nil lead in netball's Constellation Cup, posting a 53-52 win over Australia in Christchurch.

    Down by five goals after the third quarter, the Silver Ferns outscored the Diamonds 14-8 in the final stanza.

    Ameliaranne Ekenasio was player of the match, shooting 29 goals from 31 attempts.

    It's the first time in four years the Silver Ferns have won consecutive games against the Diamonds.



    Western United have beaten the Wellington Phoenix 1-nil to open the A-League football season.



    Kenyan Brigid Kosgei has beaten Paula Radcliffe's marathon world record, winning the Chicago race in two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds.



    The NRL's integrity unit is investigating video footage of a brawl on a Bali street, allegedly involving Melbourne player Nelson Asofa-Solomona.



    American Coco Gauff has become the youngest player to win a WTA tennis title in 15 years, with victory in the Linz Open.

    The 15-year-old beat Jelena Ostapenko in three sets.

    Compatriot Tracy Austin remains the youngest to achieve the feat, aged 14 in 1977.



    Ryan Fox's finished in a share of 18th after shooting a three-under par final round of 68 at the latest European Tour event in Italy.

    Austria's Bernd Wiesberger's won after finishing at 16-under.



    Simone Biles has broken the all-time record for most medals by a gymnast at the world championships by winning the balance beam and floor exercise.

    The American secured her 24th medal in Stuttgart, breaking a tie with Belarusian men's gymnast Vitaly Scherbo - Biles added her 25th less than two hours later.



    India have beaten South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second cricket test at Pune to clinch the three-match series 2-nil.

    It was the fourth-straight win in as many tests in the world championship for India.



    Australian test cricket all-rounder Mitch Marsh has injured his bowling hand after punching a dressing-room wall during Western Australia's Sheffield Shield draw with Tasmania.

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