SAINT DENIS, PARIS – Ireland beat Scotland 36-14 in the final match of Pool B at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday.
This confirms that the Springboks end second in Pool B. Captain Siya Kolisi’s charges will now meet host France in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup next weekend.
Scotland needed to beat Ireland by at least 21 points to finish ahead of South Africa in the Pool. But even though coach Gregor Townsend’s men put up a brave fight it was never going to happen.
South Africa will now take on France – the winners of Pool A – on Sunday, 15 October at 21:00 in Paris.
Ireland, meanwhile, will take on three-time champions the All Blacks on Saturday, 14 October at 21:00, also in Paris.
Sunday’s final day of pool action will determine the remaining quarterfinalists on the other half of the draw, though Wales and England have already qualified.
It seems most likely that England will tackle Fiji, who need just one log point from their clash against Portugal.
Wales will play against Argentina who beat Argentina 39-27 in a thriller in Nantes on Sunday.