[RWC2019][Pool A] Round 4 - Japan vs. Scotland (13/10/2019)

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  1. Rinkadink

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    Argentina deserve to be dropped, gone backwards. They have their SR/international thing going on anyway.

    Given their fans on here I would say it's karma. Good on you Japan, unlucky Scotland.
     
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    The only chance for Japan is to move the ball around at a frenetic pace for 80 minutes, otherwise the Boks pack will blow them off park.
     
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    What's even more disappointing is that the Sunwolves are being cut from Super Rugby. The interest in the game will have sky rocketed in the country with the world cup
     
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    That decision really has not aged well.
     
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    I do not want Argentina to be dropped, just for Japan to be included in that tournament.
     
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    JRFU cut their funding, only have themselves to blame
     
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    1) you could argue they peaked too early.
    2) They had their toughest game last, they will pay for this, specially against a physical team like South Africa.
    3) South Africa had a very tough first game but then glided through their group, effortlessly.
    4) I don't think Japan has the weight nor experience to stop RSA's set pieces.

    I'm not saying Japan can't win, i am saying i can see how south africa could destroy them. If I were a betting man i'd say RSA by more than 14.
     
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    I think that's a good thing; Japan could create a monster of a domestic league to rival the likes of the Premiership or Top14.

    That is much more desirable than the other, it's better for the sport, gets more money in, more people involved and more professional players/structures. Also more environmentally friendly.
     
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    The Ireland game wasn't last
     
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    If Japan are going to topple us (SA) they have to stand firm the first 20.
     
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    Townsend should walk. Scotland have gone backwards since he took over from Vern
     
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    Yes, they will either do this and end up picking off the cream of SH talent for their league, or they'll regress (quite quickly if Jospeh leaves) due to only getting competitive fixtures against top sides every four years. Or both.

    Nice of Ian McGeechan to twice make an impassioned plea for the powers that be to incorporate Japan into some kind of competive annual tournament. Hopefully the bean-counters of this world were listening.
     
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    Don't worry Scotland, 2023 is Scotland's year! I can feel it!
     
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    What a game, nail biting from start to finish, I thought Scotland were going to come back when they cut the lead to 28-21, but Japan held firm and put their bodies on the line.

    Better than any football match I've ever seen. Never underestimate Japan. South Africa did in 2015; the night before the famous game, my South African friend saw them getting drunk at a Brighton nightclub thinking it was going to be an easy game.
     
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    Don’t think that’s why he got drunk. We just like to drink and get ******
     
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    at times, like today, rugby can be a truly beautiful game.
     
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    Ah now South Africa will become the hated/bad guys once we end their fairytale and knock them out of the World Cup.

    Must say though I’m glad that the All Blacks and Ireland will face each other, they can take each other out, we will cruise until we meet the Welsh or the Australians in the Semi but I would much honestly prefer Wales.

    Not that I think Wales are worse than the Aussies just that Aus knows us better and the risk of an upset would be higher
     
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    it’ll be Wales or France in the semi. Man. Losing that first game had given you such a good run to the final now. Although Wales have the type of game to trouble the boks
     
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    Isn't that supposed to be happening already?
     
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