How the quarter-finals could look based on the Rugby World Cup so far…

We’re almost at the halfway point of pool play at the Rugby World Cup with 16 of the 20 teams having played two games.

Six teams remain unbeaten, including Italy and Japan, but of course there is plenty of rugby left to play before we get to the knockout phase.

Here’s an early look at how the quarter-final match-ups could look.

Quarter-final 1 (Winner of Pool C v Runner up of Pool D)
Looking like: England v Australia

Quarter-final 2 (Winner of Pool B v Runner up of Pool A)
Looking like: New Zealand v Ireland