At a glance

Pool A: England 13 Australia 33

Hosts England were knocked out of the World Cup at the pool stage for the first time after suffering a humiliating defeat by Australia, who booked their place in the quarter-finals with a clinical demolition job. The result sent Wales into the knockout phase as well.

Pool B: Samoa 5 Japan 26

Japan rekindled the belief and fire that helped them stun South Africa to crush rudderless and ragged Samoa on Saturday and stay in contention for a place in the quarter-finals.

Pool B: South Africa 34 Scotland 16

South Africa held their nerve to outmuscle Scotland that put their hopes of winning a third World Cup back on track.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2015, with the headline 'At a glance'. Print Edition | Subscribe