England players fanned out across the pitch as the All Blacks delivered the traditional challenge, but rules say they must not cross the halfway line.
Jaco Peyper posed with fans mimicking a key red-card incident in a quarter-final he refereed.
Wales waited until the sixth last minute to beat France with a try from Ross Moriarty and clinch victory by one point, winning 20-19.
New Zealand will face England in next Saturday's Rugby World Cup semi-finals after the All Blacks pummelled a flat Ireland 46-14 in Saturday's last-eight clash in Tokyo.
Four minutes of first-half brilliance led an otherwise unconvincing New Zealand to a 23-13 victory over South Africa in a clash between two World Cup favourites on Saturday that never quite lived up to its billing.
Private equity firm CVC is in negotiations to buy a stake in the commerical arm of the Six Nations as the Rugby World Cup gets underway in Japan.
It means the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 in New Zealand will now be named Rugby World Cup 2021, starting the gender-neutral roll out.
British rugby league player Archie Bruce, 20, was found dead in his hotel bedroom on Sunday after making his team debut in game a against Toulouse.
Back row forward Carl Fearn moved from the UK to France to play for Lyon Olympique Universitaire. He talks to Euronews about the sport, the city, the language, and craving a decent curry!
Former international rugby player Gareth Thomas has opted for an apology over pressing charges against a boy who attacked him for being gay.
The South African's beat Argentina, 34-21 in their opening match of the annual four-nations southern hemisphere competition. They'll be hoping to do the same at the weekend
The 26-year-old loose forward was named as the first black test captain of the Boks for their home three-test series against England next month.
When the ambulance carrying an injured rugby player got stuck in mud, his teammates and rivals clubbed together to push it out of trouble.
The three - Ramathan Govule, Brian Kikaawa and Fred Odur - were not found at the team's hotel on Monday when they were preparing to leave the country.