Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan heroes motivated after typhoon disaster

Michael Leitch and Jamie Joseph dedicated Japan’s terrific Rugby World Cup win over Scotland to victims of Typhoon Hagibis and the grieving families.

The hosts triumphed 28-21 in Yokohama, sparking jubilant scenes as they reached the quarter-finals of the tournament for the first time.

Japan have won four matches from four at their home tournament and, as Pool A winners, they go on to face South Africa next Sunday in Tokyo, with rugby fever gripping the country.

This has otherwise been a grim weekend in Japan, though, as the deadly tropical…
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