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Tweet: Tommy Seymour Jokes About That Tackle By Ayumu Goromaru

Ayumu Goromaru made what was definitely tackle of the Rugby World Cup so far on Scotland’s Tommy Seymour yesterday. Vern Cotter’s side had what looked like a massive overlap, and when Seymour received the ball, it looked certain that he would touch down for a five pointer. But Goromaru had other ideas. Today, Seymour took to Twitter to joke about …

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Video: Japan’s Opening Try Against Scotland In The Rugby World Cup

Scotland raced into a six point lead against Japan, conquerers of South Africa, in today’s early Rugby World Cup match. However, as they showed against the Springboks, Japan aren’t a side who lie down easily, and fought back with a well worked maul, finished off by Amanaki Mafi. Following the heroics of Saturday evening, the world is behind this Japan outfit, who …

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Five Facts After The First Weekend Of The Rugby World Cup

After two long rugby-less days, the World Cup resumes tomorrow, and to whet your appetite, here are five interesting facts after the weekend’s action. _____ Struggling All-Blacks? Sunday was the first time New Zealand did not score four tries in a Pool game since 1999. Their 26-16 victory over Argentina was also their smallest winning margin in a Pool game …

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Eddie Jones Has Got a New Job For After The Rugby World Cup

Having masterminded Japan’s historic shock victory over South Africa on Saturday, it has been announced that Eddie Jones will be in a new job next season. It was one of the biggest upsets in the history of the sport, and the Australian is naturally a man in demand. The DHL Stormers announced that Jones will take over from Allister Coetzee as head coach …

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Brave By Name, Brave By Nature: 5 Takeaways From South Africa vs Japan

In the aftermath of Japan’s historic victory over South Africa, Gavin Spillane takes us through five takeaways from the Brave Blossoms’ opening day win. ______ 1. Japanese artillery Japan astonishingly matched South Africa’s trademark muscle in the set-piece and breakdown. The likes of  Amanaki Lelei Mafi, Queensland Red Hendrik Tui and captain Michael Leitch all made life difficult for the …

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Video: The 84th Minute Try That Gave Japan A Win Over South Africa

Watch it again. Let it sink in. We still haven’t calmed down from what was surely the biggest upset in the history of the Rugby World Cup, or maybe just rugby for that matter. Japan defeated two time champions South Africa 34-32 in Pool B in dramatic fashion with an 84th minute try from Karne Hesketh. Following an underwhelming opening game …

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Video: Pub in Ireland Goes Crazy After Japan Beat South Africa

Japan sensationally beat South Africa 34-32 in what was surely the biggest shock in the history of the Rugby World Cup. And it was not just the Japanese who were celebrating. The effort of Eddie Jones’ side won many admirers all over the world, and the dramatic manner in which they snatched victory means that we all want to be …

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Five Rugby World Cup Talking Points For The Day

Following England’s win over Fiji to open the tournament last night, there is a bumper day of rugby in store. Here are the main talking points. _____ Can Japan actually deliver on all hype? Japan will not beat South Africa today, but nonetheless come into this tournament with some punters giving them a chance of reaching the quarter-finals. A big …

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The Top 5 Most Underrated Pool Games Of Rugby World Cup 2015

The Rugby World Cup has some marquee match-ups of teams in the top eight of the world rankings. These are very well signposted and we should know what to expect in these games. However, just under that stratus is a clutch of games where teams will have something to prove, feeling they have a shot at second place in their respective …

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Jean De Villiers To Lead Boks Through Pool B

Heyneke Meyer has unveiled South Africa’s 31-man squad ahead of the Rugby World Cup. Jean De Villiers will captain the squad with the 38-year-old Victor Matfield in as vice-captain. It is a particularly strong panel that is dotted with a number of surprise inclusions and omissions. The destructive Willem Alberts and Siya Kolisi have been preferred to Marcel Coetzee, Cheetahs pilfer Heinreich Brussow …

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Japan: The Rising Sun Burns Bright Ahead Of The Rugby World Cup

Rugby is a sport which has a unique ability to rear its battered, broken-nosed face in the most unlikely of places; Japan is certainly one of those places. Not many people would associate such a physical sport with the land of Hello Kitty. However, just as unlikely as we thought Tom Cruise could wield a samurai sword, the Japanese have …

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PIC: Japan’s Rugby World Cup Jersey Is All Kinds Of Delicious

Yesterday’s launch of the Ireland World Cup jersey heralded a mixed reaction, with many fans blaming Canterbury for not doing enough on the design front. But whoever styled this classy Japanese outfit ought to be given the rest of the week off. Pure class. The stripes, the shoulder design, the subtle flag on the left sleeve. This shirt has it …

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USA Crowned Women’s World Cup Champions

The final weekend of the Women’s World Cup had plenty of drama, goals and some surprise results. The first surprise result came when England got their first ever win over Germany to finish as Bronze medalists in the competition and then the expected competitive final between USA and Japan turned into a completely one sided tie as USA ran away …

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Video: France Scrum Destroyed By Japan, 72kg Lighter

France made light work of Japan in Saturday’s u20 World Cup encounter, winning 47-7. But credit must go to the Japan pack, who dominated their French counterparts at scrum-time. It is a myth that bigger forwards pre-meditate a bigger scrum. Despite the fact that the Japanese weighed 9kg lighter per man on average, they completely dominated the set-piece. The French …

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The Magic Of The Unofficial World Cup

Everyone has heard of the FIFA World Cup but here Conor Heffernan gives us his insight into how it’s predecessor, the Unofficial World Cup came about. When Germany lifted the World Cup for the 4th time last summer, it was the twentieth time a team had done so. Since 1930, the FIFA World Cup has been a fixture in the international footballing calendar. …

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Forgotten Friday – Junichi Inamoto

Seeing as it is World Cup season, this week’s Forgotten Friday will look at a player who made his name at the World Cup in 2002. It was a hugely successful tournament held in Japan and South Korea. For ourselves, the Irish have fond memories of the tournament for a variety of reasons. The country was split in two before the …

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