Incredible scenes during Japan vs South Africa

Incredible scenes during Japan vs South Africa

The weekend saw South Africa gain vengeance for their shock loss to Japan in 2015 by comfortably defeating the Brave Blossoms 26-3 in an enthralling Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Tokyo.


 

Japan pulled off a stunning 34-32 triumph over the Springboks in the previous tournament but were unable to repeat the trick in their first appearance in the last eight as their dream run on home soil ended.

The hosts' fairytale run coming to an end in Tokyo set up a few emotional moments from the crowd at Tokyo Stadium, with one of the noticeable moments including two fans from the different nations swapping their shirts after the clash.

 
 
 
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Brilliant scenes as South Africa and Japan fans swap jerseys after their side battled it out for 80 mintues #JPNvRSA #RWC2019 #WebbEllisCup

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Another moment of unity from the crowd of different nations saw Springboks fans teaching the South African national anthem to the Japanese ahead of the game. 



 
 
 
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Japan players embrace each other after tough quarter-final loss against South Africa #JPNvRSA #RWC2019 #WebbEllisCup

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Japan players thank the supporters after their incredible Rugby World Cup 2019 story comes to an end #JPNvRSA #RWC2019 #WebbEllisCup

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The Springboks will now face Wales in the semi-finals next Sunday in Yokohama.

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