Here are some facts on the Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between Japan and South Africa. Photo:Rebecca Naden/Reuters
Here are some facts on the Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between Japan and South Africa. Photo:Rebecca Naden/Reuters
Japan's Kenki Fukuoka is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his team's third try during the Rugby World Cup Pool A game at International Stadium between Japan and Scotland in Yokohama, Japan. Photo: AP Photo/Christophe Ena
Japan's Kenki Fukuoka is congratulated by his teammates after scoring his team's third try during the Rugby World Cup Pool A game at International Stadium between Japan and Scotland in Yokohama, Japan. Photo: AP Photo/Christophe Ena

Factbox on the Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between Japan and South Africa: 

WHERE 

Tokyo Stadium, Tokyo WHEN Sunday, Oct. 20 at 7.15pm local time 12.15 CAT/RSA time (1015 GMT) 

JAPAN 

 World ranking: 7 

 Coach: Jamie Joseph (New Zealand) 

 Captain: Michael Leitch 

Team: 15-Ryohei Yamanaka, 14-Kotaro Matsushima, 13-Timothy Lafaele, 12-Ryoto Nakamura, 11-Kenki Fukuoka, 10-Yu Tamura, 9-Yutaka Nagare, 8-Kazuki Himeno, 7-Pieter Labuschagne, 6-Michael Leitch, 5-James Moore, 4-Luke Thompson, 3-Jiwon Koo, 2-Shota Horie, 1-Keita Inagaki 

Replacements: 16-Atsushi Sakate, 17-Isileli Nakajima, 18-Asaeli Ai Valu, 19-Wimpie van der Walt, 20-Amanaki Mafi, 21-Fumiaki Tanaka 22-Rikiya Matsuda, 23-Lomano Lemeki. 

Japan will be hoping to spring another surprise and beat the Springboks. Photo: Franck Robichon/EPA

SOUTH AFRICA 

 World ranking: 5 

 Coach: Rassie Erasmus (South Africa) 

 Captain: Siya Kolisi 

Team: 15-Willie le Roux, 14-Cheslin Kolbe, 13-Lukhanyo Am, 12-Damian de Allende, 11-Makazole Mapimpi, 10-Handre Pollard, 9-Faf de Klerk, 8-Duane Vermeulen, 7-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6-Siya Kolisi, 5-Lood de Jager, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Frans Malherbe, 2-Bongi Mbonambi, 1-Tendai Mtawarira 

Replacements: 16-Malcolm Marx, 17-Steven Kitshoff, 18-Vincent Koch, 19-RG Snyman, 20-Franco Mostert, 21-Francois Louw, 22-Herschel Jantjies, 23-Frans Steyn. 

OFFICIALS 

 Referee: Wayne Barnes (England) 

Assistants: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand), Luke Pearce (England) 

TMO: Rowan Kitt (England) 

The Springboks are favourites to get a win over Japan on Sunday. Photo: Steve Haag Sports Hollywoodbets

 POOL STAGE RESULTS (date/opponent/venue) 

 JAPAN 

 Sept 20 Japan 30-10 Russia, Tokyo 

 Sept 28 Japan 19-12 Ireland, Fukuroi 

 Oct 5 Japan 38-19 Samoa, Toyota 

 Oct 13 Japan 28-21 Scotland, Yokohama 

SOUTH AFRICA 

Sept 21 South Africa 13-23 New Zealand, Yokohama 

Sept 28 South Africa 57-3 Namibia, Toyota 

Oct 4 South Africa 49-3 Italy, Fukuroi 

Oct 8 South Africa 66-7 Canada, Kobe 

Reuters