The two best teams in the tournament. Nos. 1 and 2 in the world. Archrivals. Neighbors. Records at stake.
England will get a hand on the World Cup after all -- Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, is to present the trophy after Saturday's final between Australia and New Zealand, organizers said.
Welshman Nigel Owens said he was "humbled" to be chosen to referee Saturday's World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia.
Michael Cheika's father was his harshest critic as a rugby player but his courage in leaving Lebanon for a new life in Australia has been an example in hauling the Wallabies to the World Cup final.
With a resurgent Argentina piling pressure on, an incisive Drew Mitchell moment regained control for Australia and set up a Rugby World Cup final against archrival New Zealand.
In the capital of rugby-obsessed New Zealand, bars are packed by breakfast time when the All Blacks are playing in the World Cup.
Australia's last gasp win over Scotland on Sunday made it an all Southern Hemisphere semifinal lineup for the first time in Rugby World Cup history.
Julian Savea scored a bulldozing hat-trick as New Zealand delivered a record-setting rugby masterclass to rout France 62-13 and set up a World Cup semifinal against South Africa.
Nicolas Sanchez steered Argentina into the World Cup semifinals with a thrilling 43-20 victory over injury-depleted Ireland on Sunday.
Japan's 28-18 win over the United States on Sunday brought the curtains down on a Rugby World Cup pool stage that it lit up.