The weekend saw South Africa gain vengeance for their shock loss to Japan in 2015 by comfortably defeating the Brave Blossoms 26-3 in an enthralling Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Tokyo.
Japan pulled off a stunning 34-32 triumph over the Springboks in the previous tournament but were unable to repeat the trick in their first appearance in the last eight as their dream run on home soil ended.
The hosts' fairytale run coming to an end in Tokyo set up a few emotional moments from the crowd at Tokyo Stadium, with one of the noticeable moments including two fans from the different nations swapping their shirts after the clash.
Another moment of unity from the crowd of different nations saw Springboks fans teaching the South African national anthem to the Japanese ahead of the game.
What a moment! My wife and I captured teaching the Japanese the South African national anthem in their own country at the quarter finals #JPNvRSA game we won against them. Well done to the @Springboks. #RWC2019 #GoBokke pic.twitter.com/2aXP7eKtuk— Geoff Makhubo (@Geoff_Makhubo) October 20, 2019
The Springboks will now face Wales in the semi-finals next Sunday in Yokohama.