England through to Rugby World Cup quarter-finals thanks to Japan victory

  • Japan's defeat of Samoa ensures England top Pool D
  • Fiji and Wales among possible last-eight opponents

England have been confirmed as winners of their World Cup pool with a match to spare, making them the second team to officially qualify for the quarter-finals by virtue of Japan's victory over Samoa on Thursday night.

Steve Borthwick's side complete their pool stage campaign against Samoa in Lille next week but can already set about finalising plans for their quarter-final in Marseille the week after.

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