Twitter reacts to Japan's shock RWC win over South Africa

Sport360 staff 01:27 20/09/2015
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Japan beat a Springbok side boasting 851 caps.

As news broke that Japan had completed the greatest shock in Rugby World Cup history by defeating South Africa, Twitter went into overdrive.

Japan had not won a World Cup game since 1991, while South Africa, winners in 1995 and 2007, had never before lost their opening fixture of the tournament.

Here, Sport360.com takes you through some of our favourite tweets.
– #RWC2015: Brown scores two tries as England beat Fiji 35-11 
 #RWC2015: Where to watch in Dubai & Abu Dhabi
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#RWC2015: Interactive RWC Inforgraphic 
– #RWC2015: Interactive RWC Stadium Guide

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Sport360 staff 22:22 19/09/2015
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Sensational: Japan's Kame Hesketh scores the winning try.

Japan pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Rugby World Cup history on Saturday beating South Africa 34-32.

Karne Hesketh scored a desperate last minute try to stun the Springboks.

– #RWC2015: Brown scores two tries as England beat Fiji 35-11 
 #RWC2015: Where to watch in Dubai & Abu Dhabi
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#RWC2015: Interactive RWC Inforgraphic 

Ayumu Goromaru scored 24 points including an brilliant try as Japan, who had only won one previous game at the World Cup, fought tirelessly to pull off a tournament sensation.

Six Nations champions Ireland kicked off their World Cup Pool D campaign with a resounding bonus-point 50-7 victory over Canada on Saturday.

Ireland, superior to Canada in every facet of the game after a tight opening quarter of an hour, notched up four first-half tries through Sean O’Brien, Iain Henderson, Jonathan Sexton and David Kearney, three converted by Sexton.

The first three of those tries came when Canada captain Jamie Cudmore had been yellow carded for a ruck infringement, and left the Canucks with too big a mountain to climb at 29-0 down at half-time at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.

Sean Cronin crossed for Ireland’s fifth try before DTH Van Der Merwe grabbed a consolation for Canada.

Rob Kearney and Jared Payne and Henderson then put the icing on the Irish cake with two late tries, replacement Ian Madigan kicking three conversions of his own.

The result was a severe warning to Pool D rivals France and Italy who play later Saturday.

Georgia captain Mamuka Gorgodze led his country to just their third World Cup win with a 17-10 upset success over Tonga in their Pool C opener at Kingsholm, Gloucester.

A record-breaking day for the east Europeans also saw their 18-year-old scrum-half Vasil Lobzhanidze become the youngest player in World Cup history.

Georgia, competing at their fourth World Cup, had only previously enjoyed wins at the showpiece tournament with a 30-0 success over Namibia in 2007 and a 25-9 defeat of Romania four years ago in New Zealand.

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Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss looks ahead to opening RWC game against Canada

niall 13:28 19/09/2015
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Ireland assistant coach Les Kiss and Canada head coach Kieran Crowley preview Saturday's Rugby World Cup match at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

– #RWC2015: Brown scores two tries as England beat Fiji 35-11 

 #RWC2015: Where to watch in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

– #RWC2015: Interactive RWC Inforgraphic 

– #RWC2015: Interactive RWC Stadium Guide







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