All of the Rugby World Cup semi-finalists and Japan have been represented in World Rugby's nominations for the 2019 team and coach awards.
Kieran Read says New Zealand see their third-place play-off against Wales as a chance to "rectify a few things" at the end of an era.
Kieran Read's final New Zealand appearance will come in a Rugby World Cup bronze match, a setting Sean Fitzpatrick feels is not fitting.
Friday's bronze medal match against the All Blacks will see Warren Gatland depart after 12 years and the Wales boss has made changes.
After Warren Gatland questioned whether England would "turn up for a final", Eddie Jones hit back with a typically mischievous comment.
Joe Rodon has been ruled out of Wales' remaining two Euro 2020 qualifiers after suffering a fresh injury blow.
Handre Pollard put in a clinical display as his late penalty sent South Africa through to the Rugby World Cup final at Wales' expense.
Handre Pollard's penalty sent South Africa through to the final, but Warren Gatland insists Wales left nothing out on the pitch in Yokohama.
Handre Pollard was a World Cup star for South Africa versus Wales again, but in some respects it was remarkable he was on the field at all.
Captain Siya Kolisi says South Africa have embraced the pressure of playing "knockout rugby" since losing to New Zealand.