So much rides on the result of the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal between France and South Africa in Paris on Sunday. If the Springboks win, they’ll edge a step closer to consecutive World Cup titles. If they lose, they’ll finish the tournament, the season and their promising six-year cycle in disappointment.

This group of players has achieved a great deal under coaches Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber over the past six years, winning a Rugby Championship, a World Cup and a series against the British & Irish Lions. While they have nothing left to prove, they would love to finish this chapter of their careers on a record-breaking high. ..

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