England is aiming to reach the final for the first time since 2007, when it lost to South Africa. England was eliminated in the quarterfinals in 2011 and failed to make it out of the group stage in 2015 in the tournament it was hosting.
England's extra-time victory over Australia in the 2003 final is the only Rugby World Cup title won by a team from the northern hemisphere. South Africa and Wales meet Sunday in the other semifinal.
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