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Japan wins opening match of 2019 Rugby World Cup

Japan wins opening match of 2019 Rugby World Cup

Aili Iilonga

Host nation, Japan proved to be a tough opponent for Russia as they came out victorious in the curtain raiser match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The match between host nation Japan against Russia saw the underdogs Russia taking a 7-5 lead after scoring a Try and conversion.
Half time score remained at 12-7 in favour of Japan who fought back to lead the match. Japan also had a Try ruled out by the Television Match Officials.
During the second half, Japan showed their prowess by scoring two dominating the playing field.
Despite it being a tightly contested game, Japan won by 30-10 in pool A.
Namibia also joined in the world cup fever by launching the fan pack event today at the Black house situated in Prosperita where fans can watch all rugby world cup matches.
Saturday games will see Australia facing Fiji in the first game of the day, France versus Argentina and the last one, New Zealand against South Africa.
On Sunday, Namibia will take on the Azzuri, followed by Ireland against Scotland with the last game of the weekend between England and Tonga.

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