After big wins over Australia and Japan respectively in the Rugby World Cup, England and South Africa moved up in the world rankings.
South Africa were nervy at half-time but finished with a flourish to beat hosts Japan and set up a Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales.
After taking four wickets in his first innings of Test cricket, George Linde spoke about his surprise at earning a South Africa call-up.
India took control of the third Test versus South Africa and Rohit Sharma reflected on a memorable day in the middle.
Jamie Joseph said he would "take my hat off" to Japan for their Rugby World Cup heroics as their campaign ended with defeat to South Africa.
What now for Japan's Brave Blossoms, the thrilling hosts who became Rugby World Cup wonders but found mighty South Africa too hot to handle?
Japan fell to a 26-3 loss to South Africa but Rassie Erasmus did not think his team was as superior as the scoreline suggested.
Makazole Mapimpi touched down twice as South Africa ended Japan's incredible Rugby World Cup campaign in the quarter-finals.
India's fourth-wicket partnership against South Africa has put them in a dominant position, with Rohit Sharma hitting 212.
Rohit Sharma had a long time to wait for his chance at the top of the order in the India Test side, but he has grasped his chance.