HIGHLIGHTS: Japan v South Africa – Rugby World Cup 2019

It was a close encounter in the first half with South Africa struggling to make use of their opportunities to take them into a considerable lead. Japan made sure to let the South African's know that they were ready to play and gave them a physical game from the beginning. South Africa's sheer power and strength started to take it's toll on the Japanese and they started to slip as the second half progressed. South Africa will be happy to go through to the semi-finals but will not be happy with the plenty of unforced errors that took place. There will be plenty of work that will need to take place in the training leading up to the semi-finals. Japan can be happy with their performance and will definitely remember their first quarter-final appearance. South Africa progress into the semi-finals with a 3-26 victory!

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