rugby world cup 2023

Argentina sets up Japan showdown after routing Chile 59-5

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Some good signs for the "Brave Blossoms". Argentina were often very slow getting to the breakdown, losing possession to Chile's counter ruck. One thing the red and white strip team do well is get players to the breakdown in numbers. Should be a cracking game.

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As I stated many months ago, Japan v Argentina is the key match up of the Cup. And while the Argies deserve to be red hot favorites, and Brave Blossoms the underdogs (at a huge $8), I give Japan some chance IF they throw the ball around, play the Japanese running game, and take some risks.

All eyes on the Japan v Argentina game!

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Well done from Argentina with it’s rugby movement increasing in the whole country.

Looking forward to their next victory.

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And while the Argies deserve to be red hot favorites, and Brave Blossoms the underdogs (at a huge $8),

Argentina have a recent 5-1 win record against the "Brave Blossoms". So they should be favorites. But this is a "cup final" game. Argentina have't looked very good so far. Chile will make most teams look special, especially in the last 25 minutes as their squad/ bench just doesn't have the depth of other teams. I'd put Argentina as favorites but not by much. The bookies are offering 8-1? That's worth a gamble!

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Yes it does.

Coach Joseph would have been preparing Japan for the Argie game for two years or more. I hope everyone keeps underestimating the Brave Blossoms like the bookies, and gives them little chance! Because they have the players with the skill to make the doubters look silly.

Go grab that QF spot Japan.

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