On Saturday, September 19th, Japan beat Ireland in the Rugby World Cup. This was a monumental upset, as Ireland had been one of the tournament favourites. So, how did Japan manage to beat the Irish?
Firstly, it must be said that the Irish were not at their best on the day. They made a number of uncharacteristic errors, and their discipline was poor. In contrast, the Japanese were clinical and took their chances well.
But there is more to it than that. The Japanese team is incredibly well-drilled, and their game plan is very effective. They play a high-tempo, high-intensity game, and they never seem to tire.
The Irish, on the other hand, seemed to struggle with the pace of the game. They looked flat and lethargic, and they were unable to match the Japanese intensity.
It is also worth noting that the Japanese team is made up of mostly amateur players. In contrast, the Irish team is professional. This is a testament to the dedication and commitment of the Japanese players.
So, how did Japan beat Ireland? It was a combination of the Irish being below their best, and the Japanese being at their best. The Japanese team is incredibly well-drilled and they play an effective high-tempo game. They also have the advantage of being mostly amateur players.
On Saturday, September 19, Japan beat Ireland 19-12 in the Rugby World Cup, becoming the first Asian team to ever make it to the tournament’s quarterfinals. It was a stunning victory for the Japanese team, which was only added to the Rugby World Cup in 1987 and had never won a match in the tournament until this year.
So how did Japan manage to pull off this upset? For one thing, the Japanese team had been preparing for this World Cup for years. In 2011, Japan was selected to host the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and the team has been focused on performing well ever since. The players have been training hard and playing in top-level competitions around the world, including the 2015 World Cup.
In addition, the Japanese team benefits from having a number of players who are based in top rugby countries, such as New Zealand, Australia, and England. These players bring valuable experience to the team and help to raise the level of play.
Finally, the Japanese team has shown great resilience in the face of adversity. In their opening match of the tournament, they were down 28-0 to defending champions New Zealand at halftime. Most teams would have given up at that point, but the Japanese players fought back and ended up losing by just two points. This showed that they had the mental strength to come back from a big deficit, which served them well against Ireland.
So while Japan may not be the favorite to win the Rugby World Cup, they have proved that they are a force to be reckoned with. With their strong preparation, experienced players, and mental toughness, they will be a tough opponent for any team in the tournament.