Japan Have Just Stunned Ireland To Claim Another Famous Rugby World Cup Win


Tournament hosts Japan have just stunned Ireland at the Rugby World Cup with a famous 19-12 win at Shizuoka Stadium to blow Pool A right open.

It looked like it was going to be business as usual for Ireland in the opening quarter with tries from Garry Ringrose and Rob Kearney, but the Japanese refused to lay down, scoring three penalties to stay within three at the break.

In the second half, the hosts completely dominated, with their rush defence and electric attack proving to be too much for Ireland who did not register a single point after the break.

Kenki Fukuoka scored Japan’s only try in the 58th minute – a score that proved to be the decisive one. Yu Tamura banged over another penalty with less than ten minutes to go, sealing a famous win.

Four years ago it was the Springboks. Another incredible result for Japan. What now for Ireland?

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