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Rugby World Cup 2019 in pictures.

Updated 1321 GMT (2121 HKT) September 21, 2019
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New Zealand players perform the Haka prior to their Rugby World Cup 2019 Group B game against South Africa. Hannah Peters/Getty Images
South Africa's prop Steven Kitshoff (C) is tackled. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images
New Zealand's wing Sevu Reece catches the ball. Odd Anderson/AFP/Getty Images
Franco Mostert of South Africa wins a line out against Kieran Read of New Zealand. Francois Nel/World Rugby/Getty Images
New Zealand has never lost a World Cup group game but were made to work for their 23-13 win by South Africa. Adam Pretty/Getty Images
Also on Saturday, Australia beat Fiji 39-21. Adam Coleman of Australia is tackled by Josua Tuisova during their Group D game between Australia and Fiji at Sapporo Dome. Dan Mullan/Getty Images
Peceli Yato of Fiji takes on Reece Hodge of Australia. At one point in the second half, Fiji led 21-12. Shaun Botterill/Getty Images
Australia's flanker Michael Hooper scores a first-half try for the Wallabies. "We know them very well, their players and that's what we expected," said Australia coach Michael Cheika. "Probably didn't expect to be as far behind!" he added. William West/AFP/Getty Images
Waisea Nayacalevu (R) of Fiji beats Christian Lealifano to the ball to score a second-half try. However, two tries from Australia hooker Tolu Latu in five minutes ensured the Wallabies avoided a huge upset. David Rogers/Getty Images
Saturday's other World Cup game was a Group C match between France and Argentina at the Tokyo Stadium. Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images
Argentina's Matías Orlando is tackled by France's Romain Ntamack. Christophe Ena/AP
Argentina's lock Guido Petti Pagadizabal (L) tackles France's scrumhalf Antoine Dupont. France survived a remarkable second-half comeback from Argentina to record a thrilling 23-21 win. Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images
Matias Moroni of France fends off a tackle by Ramiro Moyano of Argentina. The Pumas had a chance to win the game but Emiliano Boffelli was unable to put over a last-minute penalty. Clive Rose/World Rugby/Getty Images
France's Virimi Vakatawa looks to pass the ball to a teammate. France led 20-3 at half-time. Christophe Ena/AP
The Rugby World Cup got underway on September 20 as host Japan played Russia in the tournament's opening match. Russia's Nikita Vavilin is tackled by Japan's Pieter Labuschagne. Eugene Hoshiko/AP
Japan made a nervy start with Russia very much on top in the opening minutes. Matthew Childs/Reuters
Japan's Shota Horie, right, and Pieter Labuschagne, center, block a kick by Russia's Dmitry Perov. Eugene Hoshiko/AP
The match between Japan and Russia was preceded by the tournament's opening ceremony. Jae Hong/AP
Russia scored first and led 7-0, before Japan gradually grew into the match. Kotaro Matsushima of Japan touches down for a try under pressure from Vasily Artemyev of Russia, but it is disallowed. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Japan led 12-7 at half-time. Odd Anderson/AFP/Getty Images
Japan's Matsushima, left, celebrates with Yutaka Nagare, center, after scoring one of his three tries. Eugene Hoshiko/AP
Japan's Labuschagne, left, fends off Russia's Yury Kushnarev on his way to scoring the Brave Blossom's fourth try. Jae Hong/AP
Russia, ranked 20th in the world, only qualified for the tournament in May last year after Spain, Belgium and Romania were sanctioned for fielding ineligible players. Francois Nel/World Rugby/Getty Images