THE Rugby World Cup has been shaping up nicely in Paris.
Home nations and the other big rugby countries have it all to play for in France.
But they have to navigate the pool stages first, going into the final two weekends of pool action.
And this is how the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals are shaping up.
Who will Wales face?
Quarter-final 1 – October 14 (4pm) – Marseille
Wales vs Argentina
Wales have secured top spot in Pool C and as a result will face either Argentina.
Wales have booked their quarter-final spot[/caption]
Quarter-final 2 – October 14 (8pm) – Paris
Ireland vs New Zealand
Ireland have been brilliant all year, have won a Six Nations Grand Slam and have beaten the All Blacks in the last 12 months.
France’s win over Italy ensured that New Zealand will finish second in Pool A.
The Kiwis also have a lot of pundits writing them off after their opening-day defeat to France.
Do so at your peril.
Who will England be up against?
Quarter-final 3 – October 14 (4pm) – Marseille
England vs Fiji
Fiji beat the Red Rose at Twickenham just before the Rugby World Cup.
As Wales and Australia found out, Fiji are a very, very dangerous side.
England have secured their quarter-final spot at the Rugby World Cup[/caption]
Scotland crash out
Quarter-final 4 – October 15 (8pm) – Paris
France vs South Africa
Scotland went crashing out of the tournament after losing 36-14 to bitter rivals Ireland.
However, that sets up a mouthwatering quarterfinal between the hosts and the reigning champions.