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Rugby World Cup - The Breakdown

Quote of the day: "Whoever we get will be very, very tough. I just want them to bash each other to bits tomorrow." - New Zealand coach Steve Hansen looks ahead to Sunday's clash between Australia and Argentina at Twickenham after the All Blacks booked a World Cup final place.

Tweet of the day: "Congratulations Richie & AllBlack Brothers. Fantastic win. Sth Africa, U done your country proud." - New Zealand's record World Cup try-scorer Jonah Lomu reflects on an epic semi-final victory over South Africa.

Moan of the day: The realisation that South Africa now have to play in a meaningless match next Friday - the so-called bronze medal game - after giving their all in defeat against New Zealand. The game should be scrubbed off the World Cup fixture list from 2019 onwards.

Image of the day: PA-24533019 - New Zealand's Beauden Barrett scores his side's second try during the Rugby World Cup, Semi Final at Twickenham Stadium, London.

Stat of the day: New Zealand set a new World Cup record of 13 successive wins with their 20-18 semi-final victory over South Africa at Twickenham.

What to look out for tomorrow: Twickenham will again be the centre of attention as it plays host to a mouthwatering second semi-final between Australia and Argentina, with the Pumas standing one win away from booking a first World Cup final appearance.

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