Japan set the 2019 Rugby World Cup alight with a stunning display to give themselves a huge opportunity of reaching the quarter-finals following a superb 19-12 triumph over Ireland in Fukuroi.
It’s fair to say Twitter came alive after the game.
Maybe Ireland are just thinking it’s better to play NZ in the 1/4’s have won 2 of the last 3😉— mike tindall (@miketindall13) September 28, 2019
Classic @jimhamilton4! Who ever wins he’s got their DNA in them! He’s disowned being Scottish, he was Irish last week now he’s English, Japanese and probably a New Zealender too! Absolute 🤡 https://t.co/Z8LyHG0Vow— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) September 28, 2019
#RWC2019— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) September 28, 2019
Congratulations Japan @JRFURugby – worthy winners today with an incredible performance and amazing support. Thanks to our own fans who cheered us to the last – wonderful as always.#ShoulderToShoulder #JPNvIRE #TeamOfUs pic.twitter.com/XLlMsWnzfE
JUST LET THIS SINK IN. Japan just beat world number 1 Ireland in a stadium that looks like it’s about to get bounced into another prefecture. @bbc5live— Ben Ryan (@benjaminryan) September 28, 2019
Uruguay, now Japan…wow 🇺🇾🇯🇵👏🏼— sergio parisse (@sergioparisse) September 28, 2019
Omg What have we just witnessed from @JRFURugby 👏 An absolute joy to watch them. 12-3 down to a fine @IrishRugby side!! I think the miracle of Brighton 2015 now has a Blockbuster sequel 🎥 pic.twitter.com/tCAq2rr430— Lawrence Dallaglio (@dallaglio8) September 28, 2019
In 2014, people laughed & criticised when Japan beat Wales for the first time. Little did everyone know, that was the start to their assault on World Rugby— Andrew Coombs (@Coombs_A) September 28, 2019
Beat SA in 2015, nearly qualified out of the group
Beat Ireland in 2019, will Scotland stop them Qualifying?