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.
South Africa are strong favourites to inflict revenge on Japan four years after the Springboks were humiliated in Brighton.
Captain Michael Leitch says Japan will not fear South Africa and have increasing confidence they can reach the semi-finals.
Ryohei Yamanaka will start for Japan against South Africa, with Jamie Joseph forced to make a single change for the quarter-final tie.
We take a look at the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals using Opta data as Ireland seek to end their last-eight hoodoo.
South Africa revert to the team that defeated Italy a fortnight ago for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final with Japan.
Seiji Hirao passed away three years ago on Sunday and Japan will aim to celebrate one of the country's most important rugby figures.