Latest sports news and fixtures: The Springboks will learn who they will face in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals this weekend although Typhoon Hagibis has played havoc with the schedule.

There is no domestic football with the Fifa international break in effect but the Pro14 continues with the Cheetahs in action in Bloemfontein and the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.

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The Springboks will be assessing their potential opponents in what will be the fourth of the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals.

With the impact of Typhoon Hagibis looming two of the three matches scheduled for Saturday have been called off, New Zealand vs Italy and France vs England were abandoned leaving only the crucial Pool A clash between Ireland and Samoa.

Ireland vs Samoa Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium 12:45

Ireland vs Samoa is by no means certain to take place with the impact of the typhoon still unclear, if the match is cancelled it will guarantee Japan a place in the knockout phase.

Japan face Scotland in the final Pool A match on Sunday to finally determine the Springboks opponents in the last eight.

The Guinness Pro14

Isuzu Southern Kings v Ulster 16:00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth

The Southern Kings will be looking to draw inspiration from the Toyota Cheetahs' big win over Ulster last week when they meet at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

But Isuzu Southern Kings assistant coach Vuyo Zangqa says his charges need to find a way to convert the chances they create into points and become more clinical in their play.

“We looked at all three teams in our opening games, and when we looked at the Cardiff Blues, we knew we could beat them, but we fell short,” said the former Blitzbok speedster.
“We also knew Munster was going to be tough, but we were too slow to get out of the blocks.
“This week, we are hoping that the Toyota Cheetahs' win against Ulster will give our boys a little more confidence and belief that we can do it. We analysed them and we know what they are going to bring, so we need to make sure we are more clinical in this game.”

Proteas tour to India

Second Test: India vs South Africa day 3

Virat Kohli led a record-breaking day for India as they piled up the runs on day two of the second Test against South Africa at Pune on Friday, as the visitors were left trailing by 565 runs in the first innings at the close of play.

The Proteas closed the day on 36/3 from 15 overs in response to India's mammoth total of 601/5 declared.

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Latest sports news and fixtures: Maharashtra, Oct 11 (ANI): Indian captain Virat Kohli celebrates the double century during the Day 2 of the second test match between India and South Africa at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday. (ANI Photo)

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Ruan Pienaar was placed on standby by the Springboks after a minor injury sustained by Herschel Jantjies in the win over Canada.

Laura Wolvaardt led an excellent batting display by the Proteas Women but even a record score against India on their home turf in Vadodara was not enough to prevent them from going down by five wickets in the second One-Day International on Friday.

The opener struck an impressive 69 off 98 balls (7 fours) that helped the visitors amass an impressive 247 for six – their best effort against the hosts in the sub-continent.

Proteas Chloe Tryon and Shabnim Ismail joined the ranks of the WBBL with contracts announced this week ahead of the tournament that gets underway on 18 October.

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