Japan upset South Africa in rugby world cup

By Gina
@Gina145 (4004)
Johannesburg, South Africa
September 19, 2015 12:54pm CST
I'm not really a rugby fan, but I'm still a proudly South African sports supporter, so I kept my television tuned to the rugby while doing other things around the house. Sadly my team has just been beaten, with Japan causing what commentators say is the biggest upset in world cup history. This isn't looking good for the rest of the competition
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@bluesa (13427)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Sep 15
I am a major Rugby Fan. And am just dazed by this horrible upset. I am hoping the Springboks will somehow bounce back. Go Sprinboks!
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
20 Sep 15
@Catherine an amazing game. Yes, the Springboks will bounce back. The All Blacks play in a few hours
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@bluesa (13427)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Sep 15
@valmnz , I will be willing them to bounce back, thank you. I wish New Zealand well, but am heartbroken about the Springboks at this moment.
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@Gina145 (4004)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Sep 15
@bluesa Hopefully they will bounce back, but I already heard somebody say they will win some games, but won't win the World Cup. On current form he's probably right.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
19 Sep 15
Oh it was horrible watching our team loose in the last few seconds. I had my knees on my chest, my hand over my eyes and John chatting on me messenger - OH how will we recover??
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@Gina145 (4004)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Sep 15
@Inlemay That was the only part I actually watched. Isn't this the second such loss in the last couple of months? I'll read your post later. Off to watch some decent television
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
19 Sep 15
@Gina145 Im off to watch France vs Italy
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@Gina145 (4004)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Sep 15
@Inlemay I didn't watch that at all though I did see the score at one stage, so I'm assuming France won. I hope you enjoyed that more than our match.
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Sep 15
A lot of news about this here and on Facebook. Sounds like a real surprise outcome.
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@Gina145 (4004)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Sep 15
@Rollo1 Yes it was a surprise. I'm not a rugby follower, but I've never heard anything about Japan as a rugby playing nation before and I believe it's only the second match they've ever won in a world cup. On a positive note it certainly gives their fans something to celebrate.
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
20 Sep 15
@Gina145 coached by a New Zealand coach, they've become stronger over the years.
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
20 Sep 15
Surprise OUTCOME?? - it was the UPSET of the YEAR
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@valmnz (12770)
• New Zealand
20 Sep 15
Hi from an All Blacks supporter in New Zealand. We heard the news before we watched the replay and so I watched most of the game. Your team will fight back strongly in their next game. But I can't wait now to watch Japan play Scotland next. Our first game, against Argentina, is in a few hours.
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@Gina145 (4004)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Sep 15
@valmnz I hope they will bounce back. And I'll certainly be interested to see how Japan do for the rest of the tournament. Everyone in South Africa only seem to be talking about how badly our team did without giving much credit to Japan, so I'm hoping they'll prove to be more than just a one match wonder.
@SIMPLYD (78765)
• Philippines
22 Sep 15
That's surprising because they aren't much i think into that sport.
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@Gina145 (4004)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD I'd certainly never heard anyone mention the Japanese rugby team before, but I don't follow the sport as closely as a lot of South Africans do, so I thought it might just be my own ignorance. But apparently they've only ever one won match at a world cup before, so it was a huge surprise. Maybe they'll become a better known team now.
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@SIMPLYD (78765)
• Philippines
23 Sep 15
@Gina145 Maybe they were silently practicing for it over the years and surprise the world when they finally won the championship.
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@Gina145 (4004)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD I doubt that will happen. Not this year anyway. I've just checked the results and Japan were badly beaten in their next match.
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@gudheart (12752)
20 Sep 15
I am not a fan of it either to be honest, but looks like there is a new contender!
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@Gina145 (4004)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Sep 15
@gudheart It's too early to say Japan are contenders, though I'd like to see them win another match or two.
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@gudheart (12752)
21 Sep 15
@Gina145 It would be nice to see an underdog make it :D
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@Ceerios (4756)
• Goodfellow, Texas
21 Sep 15
@Gina145 - Sure enough, when two teams contest one another, there will usually be a winner and a loser. Take heart, though, if your bunch comes up on the losing end of things. Perhaps the loss will be sufficient to teach them how to win the next one.
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@Gina145 (4004)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
22 Sep 15
@Ceerios I hope so, but they haven't been performing that well all year.