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Japan v South Africa: Rugby World Cup 2019, quarter-final – live!

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Rugby World Cup updates as hosts tackle SpringboksRead our Japanese language MBM report of the game!Email your thoughts to Luke here or tweet him here 11.10am BST The teams are in the tunnel. Japan captain Leitch looks as focused as a hitman with a bag of cement and a map to the river (copyright Sid Waddell). 11.08am BST So, the pre-match tactical analysis can be summed up thus: Japan will want to speed the game up, move the ball quickly and employ the pace of Matsushima and Fukuoka, among others. While South Africa will want to slow the game down and try to win it with set-piece power. Will it be that simple? I doubt it. Springbok wing Cheslin Kolbe will only need an inch to take a mile, for one thing … Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2019-10-20 10:10:55

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