INFOGRAPHIC: All you need to know ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter finals

By Steve Neville

The hard work starts now. It’s time to front up because things will go down to the wire. Pick your cliché - the Rugby World Cup quarter finals are upon us.

This weekend the quarter finals kick off with four mouth watering matches to look forward to.

Get set for the matches with these infographics, highlighting everything you’ll need to know.

South Africa V Wales (17 Oct, KO 4pm)

The Springboks got a kick up the backside after their shock defeat to Japan and since look back to there best. Meanwhile Wales successfully came through the Pool of Death despite a host of injuries. Could this be one game too many for the Welsh?

INFOGRAPHIC: All you need to know ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter finals

New Zealand V France (17 Oct, KO 8pm)

Neither side has set the tournament alight and with the All Blacks not firing on all cylinders the French might fancy themselves. Les Bleus will be determined to improve from last weekend’s defeat to Ireland and with the French having caused New Zealand so much heartbreak in the past, it’s a fascinating match up.

INFOGRAPHIC: All you need to know ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter finals

Ireland V Argentina (18 Oct, KO 1pm)

The country has been in mourning following Paul O’Connell’s hamstring injury ending his World Cup (and international career). They’ll be fired up for the Pumas but can an injury ravaged squad lift themselves so soon after the French clash?

Argentina, who gave New Zealand a scare in their opening game, will fancy their chances of a semi final appearence which should make for a blistering game.

INFOGRAPHIC: All you need to know ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter finals

Australia V Scotland (18 Oct, KO 4pm)

The Wallabies topped the Pool of Death and the dark horses have become firm contenders to lift the Webb Ellis Cup. They’ll fancy their chances against the Scots who will need leaders like Greig Laidlaw, Stuart Hogg and Richie Gray to be on top form if they are to come out victorious.

INFOGRAPHIC: All you need to know ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter finals

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