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Japan rugby coach relishing World Cup clash against Springboks

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"At the end of the tournament we want people to say that Japan is a respected rugby country. If we play well enough, we’re going to win games of rugby.”

Well, miracles can happen.

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Well, miracles can happen.

You might think like that but after beating Italy not too long ago Japan moved up to number 10 in the world rankings. That's pretty decent. Japan has a better chance than ever to win games at a world cup. I think Scotland is too strong but Samoa and the US aren't strong teams. Samoa used to be but they've let their game slide in recent years.

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Hey I grew up in SA,love the Bokke,but just finished watching Japans win,with a tear in my eye.Epic game Japan and welcome to World Rugby!

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Congratulations, Japan!

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Last post before I get arrested for causing a noise disturbance in the neighborhood. As a Scot, that try was my most exciting sporting moment since Archie Gemmil's goal in the 1974 world cup.

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That was amazing. What a game

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albaleo,I let out a yell at that final try also.

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Not been arrested yet. It seems like the rest of the neighborhood was shouting too. And don't worry, Ah_so. I told my daughter not to place a bet on Japan. We'll be sharing the doghouse.

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I'll be damned. That winning try was one of the best things I have seen in sport as an Englishman that didn't involve an English team. The police were celebrating with the crowd. Well done Japan!

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Congrats Japan on a wonderful upset victory!

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Congratulations Japan, you worked hard and what action!

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Great result Japan. For the sport and for the next World Cup in Japan.

If can beat Scotland, you're in the quarter finals!

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I've never got it about rugby in all my 61 years. By god I get it now. That was the most amazing game I've ever seen. Unbelievable. RESPECT, Japan. Ganbatte. I'm gonna get a ticket for your game against Scotland by hook or by crook (most likely crook). Omedetoooooouuuuu!

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