Rugby history set for a rematch; England vs South Africa – Will history repeat itself?

England and South Africa will face each other once again in the World Cup Semi-Finals this weekend after a thrilling weekend of quarter final action.

England beat Fiji 30-24 after team captain Owen Farrell grabbed a penalty on the 78th-minute, followed by Ollie Lawrence snatching a turnover penalty to secure the win.

“I thought the players were magnificent, the whole squad worked hard to get that result.”

England Coach Steve Borthwick, speaking to ITV

South Africa also had an intense game against the hosts, France. The Springboks managed to hold on to their lead after Eben Etzebeth’s 67th-minute try, ending the game 29-28.

“We play for the nation, it’s not about us, it’s about the people back home and that’s what’s driving us.”

South Africa Skipper Siya Kolisi, speaking to BBC

The two teams last faced each other in the 2019 World Cup Final, where the Springboks beat England 32-12.

Steve Borthwick’s current England charges are now the only home nation to remain in the tournament, with Ireland and Wales losing their respective matches.

On the other side of the draw are World Cup surprise package Argentina and New Zealand’s All Blacks

So will it be another case of England falling at the final stages of a major competition? LISTEN below to hear what some fans think about their chances of making it to the final of the Rugby World Cup: