World Cup semi-final: New Zealand start as favourites

There is plenty at stake when New Zealand face England in the Rugby World Cup semi-finals on Saturday.

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    Japan's exit from their home world cup has put the spotlight back on the New Zealand team aiming for an historic third title in a row.

    The All Blacks' legendary status in the sport has come despite enduring more than two decades without winning the tournament.

    And they are well used to the pressure that has been building ahead of their semi-final against England.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports from Tokyo.


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