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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Japan crunching tackles on Canada

Japan crunching tackles on Canada

Japan bid farewell to the 2007 Rugby World cup this week in their match against Canada. The match ended as a 12-12 draw after some brilliant fighting spirit was shown by the Japanese.

A thrilling final try and equalling conversion in extra time was the lifeline they needed. A fair result and one of the most exciting ends to a match I've seen all tournament.

Earlier in the game though there were some huge hits put in. Real bonecrunchers that made the Cannucks think twice when taking it to the line. Great to see guys who are normally known for being small and fast putting in big hits.

I'm neither a Canadian nor Japanese fan, but for the neutral, a fantastic game of rugby with a nailbiting finish. In a lot of ways it felt like a victory to Japan though.

We'll try get the 'equalling' final kick up here soon.

Posted at 4:48 pm | 6 comments

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Sea-Bass September 27, 2007 9:06 pm

Last one was nice and low, tackle from the book, but hard anyways. Shame to see those lesser teams go, but its all for the greater good. The finals!

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Anonymous September 27, 2007 9:15 pm

anyone know who won that game? japan got a last minute try to tie it, but mediazone ended the coverage right after!!! japan played great though. :)

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fishboy September 28, 2007 3:09 pm

Man, that last hit was fantastic! Well done to the Brave Blossoms :)

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Anonymous October 04, 2007 3:53 pm

some of the japanese tackling was amazing. for a while it was like they had a personal vendetta against the canadian outhalf.

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Bobby #15 October 14, 2007 10:28 pm

I agree with you the last takle was perfect nice and low with a good body position the canadian fly half had no chance of getting pasteven though i dont think he wanted to.

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Anonymous April 19, 2009 11:15 pm

none of the tacklers were actually japanese though-there just naturalised kiwis. sorry to be a party pooper.-next world cup to japan! gogrugbynut

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