Japan Have Just Stunned Ireland To Claim Another Famous Rugby World Cup Win
Latest posts by Jason Hennessy (see all)
- Andy Farrell Explains His Selection Decisions For Italy & The Interesting Way He Named The Team - October 21, 2020
- “He Was Nicknamed ‘Snake’” – Brian O’Driscoll On The Toughest Centre He Faced During His Career - October 21, 2020
- Two Uncapped Players Start As Ireland Team Named For Six Nations Clash With Italy At The Aviva Stadium - October 21, 2020
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?