Post Reply Japan pulls off epic upset in Rugby World Cup
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So Japan just pulled off the most epic upset ever in the World Cup:

http://en.espn.co.uk/scrum/rugby/story/275293.html

I am totally waiting for the anime adaption as I don't know anything about rugby. Have they made a Rugby anime yet? Either way good job Team Japan!
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Posted 9/19/15
Interesting.
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I did remember that they had announced a rugby anime last week or so, this is related? lol.
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That is some good marketing
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I was checking for EPL news when on the front page I saw that Japan beat South Africa.

I only realized that the RWC was starting when I saw news of England playing yesterday.

But damn, Japan beating South Africa 34-32 is probably one of the top sporting events to happen this year. This is South Africa we're talking about. It's like if Germany lost in football to Iceland in the upcoming European Championships.
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Posted 9/19/15 , edited 9/19/15
Notice to self: Buy an introduction to rugby for idiots next time I go to barnes and noble.
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Posted 9/19/15

DarkSasword wrote:

Notice to self: Buy an introduction to rugby for idiots next time I go to barnes and noble.


Here you go:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_union
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Posted 9/19/15
waaaaaaaaaait


WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT????

SOUTH AFRICA?

WTF

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i need to see this allbrackz v japan
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Posted 9/19/15
I have to admit, that was a pretty awesome moment, and I did get pretty giddy when it happened. I'm still gonna root for England to absolutely crush them, if they should come to play each other, but it was a good job by Japan, nonetheless.
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Posted 9/20/15
I remember years ago Japan would get thrashed by New Zealand (usually 108 to 5), good to see them moving up. Hope to see Japan in the Super 15 next year.
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I hope they go to win the RWC

But yeah BIG upset, SOUTH AFRICA should of had that game easy.won''t be surprise if all blacks lose as well hahah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyxDT2ZcII8
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Posted 9/20/15 , edited 9/20/15
I'm not a Rugby fan but the match was on TV when I was round at my parents' house. The closing moments were almost lifted from a sports anime script:

The score was South Africa 32 - 29 Japan
The clock was on full time (80 minutes) meaning that it was the final play of the match.
South Africa gave a penalty, so Japan had the opportunity to score an easy 3 points and get a draw.
Japan instead opted to play on and managed to pull off a Try (5 points) to end the game 32 - 34.
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