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Japan Win Against Ireland In One Of The Biggest Upsets In Rugby World Cup History

By Sarah Finnan

September 28, 2019 at 10:40am


Ireland's near-perfect Rugby World Cup campaign has been capsized by Japan.

After a very strong win over Scotland in Yokohama last Sunday, the odds looked to be in Ireland's favour but unfortunately, it was not so this weekend.

Japan, hosts of the Rugby World Cup, pulled off a huge shock to win against the boys in green 19-12.

Early tries from Garry Ringrose and Rob Kearney put Ireland ahead, but Yu Tamura’s 72nd-minute penalty sealed Ireland’s doom and saw Japan take the lead.

Taking to Twitter, Irish Rugby congratulated their competitors on an incredible performance, deeming them “worthy winners”.

No doubt one of the biggest upsets in Rugby World Cup history, today was just not our day.


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