Rugby World Cup quarterfinal battle begins


Wales face two-time champions South Africa in the first Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Twickenham today (7pm UAE time). The Springboks suffered a shock defeat to Japan in their opening match of the tournament, but bounced back to top their pool. Elsewhere in Cardiff, title holders New Zealand meet France in the other last-eight game tonight (11pm UAE time). Ireland, aiming for their first semi-final, take on Argentina tomorrow, while Scotland play Australia.

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