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Asia's first Rugby World Cup set to kick off

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Invented at an English school 196 years ago by a rebellious teenager 

William Webb Ellis is a total myth. He existed but had nothing to do with inventing the game.

Rugby Football and Association Football emerged as codified games in parallel.

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Good luck to Japan tonite!

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Of course it’s a myth, so what?

Look forward to the first match later this morning, just hope ITV don’t ruin it with adverts!

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Go Go Brave Blossoms! Crush the Russians tonight!! 60-0!

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Best of luck Japan.

sumo, baseball and soccer are far too firmly entrenched

It's certainly the case with the last two. Considering how Japan are the hosts, it's disappointing how interest in rugby is vertually nonexistent in this country. I happened to mention to several people this week that the RWC would kick off on Friday. The response. "ヘエ~そう?" No doubt the Goromaru phenomenon has died. Well, we'll see.

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I hope that Russia can win this game,though this is the only chance for Japan to win a game in the whole tournament.

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I hope that Russia can win this game,though this is the only chance for Japan to win a game in the whole tournament.

Hmmm... what's your problem?

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I hope that Russia can win this game,though this is the only chance for Japan to win a game in the whole tournament.

Well it certainly isn't a chance for Russia.

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I hope that Russia can win this game,though this is the only chance for Japan to win a game in the whole tournament.

Japan are no mugs in rugby these days. They'll beat Samoa, and they'll give Scotland a test. Tonight is must-win though.

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I seriously doubt that they can defeat Scotland,this year the Scots have a pretty decent team.

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Japan will win the cup.

Brace yourself for the shock of the century.

Nobody expected the nadeshiko to win the world cup and they did.

Go Go Brave Blossom

Ganbare Nippon.

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Japan will win the cup.

Lolololololololololoololololololol

Thanks. Nice joke!!

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Japan will win the cup.

Loss likely that Japan will win this game - perhaps just need another three points to make sure, but do not look strong enough to win the whole thing, not by a long way.

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Japan will win the cup.

Brace yourself for the shock of the century.

Nobody expected the nadeshiko to win the world cup and they did.

Go Go Brave Blossom

Ganbare Nippon

Japan doesn’t stand a chance at winning this World Cup. Nadeshiko plays football, no comparison.

Russia, is one of lower ranked teams and gave Japan problems. Every other team ranked above Japan will give them a lot more problems. I want Japan to do well though but the reality is teams like New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, England and France are just too strong for the current Japanese team. Japan got thumped in the recent pre World Cup warm game against the Springboks.

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Japan doesn’t stand a chance at winning this World Cup. Nadeshiko plays football, no comparison.

Yes, well, congrats to Japan on winning their first game!

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