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With all respect to our Scottish posters on this forum, but wasn't that Japan-Scotland match just amazing?????

You can't stop smiling for Japan - a superb show so far, and a superb match today.

And given what they've put with in the last 48 hours..... 



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Yes, after all that proceeded it, and sympathies to the many hugely effected by the typhoon, a super match and well done Japan, deserved winners. Go beat South Africa.

But when we scored two tries to get back to 28-21 with more than 20 minutes still to go, game on. But then some lack of execution when we could have really put the collywobbles up them ...



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Before the match I tweeted this.

With apologies to all my Scottish friends out there, given the devastation of the typhoon that has hit Japan overnight, what a huge boost to the nations morale it would be if their rugby team could reach the QFs of the world cup for the first time. Go Brave Blossoms.

So delighted with the result although only saw a few minutes of the match.



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Bob in Spain wrote:

Before the match I tweeted this.

With apologies to all my Scottish friends out there, given the devastation of the typhoon that has hit Japan overnight, what a huge boost to the nations morale it would be if their rugby team could reach the QFs of the world cup for the first time. Go Brave Blossoms.

So delighted with the result although only saw a few minutes of the match.


 

Yes.

And - prepare to be shot down in flames but - I believe in the United Kingdom. 

So, although I know each team is there on its own merits, it still seems a bit greedy to have England AND Wales AND Scotland.

Great to see the home nation, a little nation, come through - especially when they play as well as they did. 

And it makes the supporter's life easier:

England to win against Australia (obviously !!!!)

Japan to win against South Africa (follow the heart)

Wales v France -  got a soft spot for France but they've been arguing SO much, and playing SO poorly, and Wales sing well. So whoever plays better.

NZ to win against Ireland - got a soft spot for Ireland too. But you've got to have the All Blacks in the final phase or else it's not a real Rugby World Cup.



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Japan are not a little nation in rugby terms. They are actually higher than Scotland in the world rankings. They just don't get the recognition they deserve as they haven't been invited to the Southern championship.
There is no structure in world rugby yet to allow tier 2 nations to play regularly against tier 1 nations.
The 6 nations should have a second division.
The southern championship should be expanded and have a second division and then there should be continental leagues for the rest - Africa/Asia & Australia and the Americas.
However politics and club rugby are problematic.

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There's only one point in it. 

But Japan has never made the QFs before and Scotland has made the QFs five times, from what I see.

So that's why Japan is a 'little nation' in Rugby World Cup terms.



-- Edited by Coup Droit on Sunday 13th of October 2019 03:20:34 PM

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Japan's handling skills v impressive.

Draw looks fascinating now. England versus Australia to play New Zealand or Ireland, Wales v France to play Japan or south Africa.

Right now I fancy nz v south Africa, Wales didn't impress today, but hope we get one or to british wins

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Owen Farrell rediscovers his kicking mojo as England stuff the Wallabies.  biggrin  The match agin the ABs is a mouth-watering semi-final.  Eddie Jones was in charge of the Wallabies when they beat the ABs to reach the final in 2003 - which England, of course, won in extra time (remember that Wilko drop goal that clinched it?).  I was on a canoeing trip on the Whanganui River (west coast of North Island) the day it was played & didn't know the result till the following day (no mobile signal)! 



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Wasn't the World Cup over a week ago?



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Stircrazy wrote:

Owen Farrell rediscovers his kicking mojo as England stuff the Wallabies.  biggrin  The match agin the ABs is a mouth-watering semi-final.  Eddie Jones was in charge of the Wallabies when they beat the ABs to reach the final in 2003 - which England, of course, won in extra time (remember that Wilko drop goal that clinched it?).  I was on a canoeing trip on the Whanganui River (west coast of North Island) the day it was played & didn't know the result till the following day (no mobile signal)! 


 England tactics spot on and selection choice in the backs was excellent. All Blacks will be tough.

Expecting wales and south Africa to join them. 



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indiana wrote:

Wasn't the World Cup over a week ago?


 for Scotland you mean?



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Maro Itoje = Immense.

Mind you, they were all fantastic today.

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Awesome ! Dominated!

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A team managed by Eddie Jones triumphs against the ABs again!  biggrin  An absolutely tremendous, brilliant win!  Well done, lads! 



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Stircrazy wrote:

A team managed by Eddie Jones triumphs against the ABs again!  biggrin  An absolutely tremendous, brilliant win!  Well done, lads! 


History repeating itself? Now how did that Eddie Jones managed team get on in the final that previous time?  wink



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