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Out of a clear blue English sky came a thunderbolt to eclipse anything the Rugby World Cup has ever seen. This was the biggest shock in rugby history, bar none...,



Japan beat South Africa in greatest Rugby World Cup shock ever....

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I'll warn you if I see it coming.


"Japan pulled off a massive upset at the Rugby World Cup, knocking off heavy favorite South Africa 34–32 on a last-minute try.


Many are calling it the greatest upset in the tournament's history, with the result coming in the opening game of Pool B play. South Africa, ranked third in the world, had 5–1 odds to win the World Cup, while Japan's were at 1500–1. Japan has never advanced out of pool play in the tournament, hosted this year by England."

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South Africa back on track as JP Pietersen hits Samoa with try hat-trick

....this was about as perfect a demonstration of how to beat Samoa as any beleaguered coach could have conceived. Slow, slow, slow, steady, endure, take aim, then, with position established, erupt into the final half-hour. By the end, South Africa were beating Samoa every which way – with the ball in tight, with the ball on the wing.








Wales stun England 28-25 in Rugby World Cup thriller

Wales overcame a 10-point deficit and endless injuries to pull off a sensational win against England in an astonishing World Cup contest.

Gareth Davies's late try from Lloyd Williams' brilliant cross-field kick and 23 points from Dan Biggar's unblemished boot sealed victory.

This is a devastating loss for England, for whom Owen Farrell kicked 20 points.

Jonny May scored a first-half try for the hosts, who turned down a tricky late shot at goal and paid the price.

When England led 22-12 with half an hour to play they looked to be in control, but the concession of a series of penalties, many at the breakdown, kept Wales in the game, and in a blistering finale it was the men in red who found the resolve to come through.

Given the occasion, their injuries - they saw Scott Williams, Liam Williams and Hallam Amos all forced off with nasty-looking injuries - and the importance of the occasion, this may be Wales' greatest ever win on foreign soil.

England will now have to beat Australia next Saturday to keep their own World Cup campaign alive.






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