RWC2015: South Africa Suffers Shock Loss At The Hands Of Japan

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Arguably the biggest upset in Rugby history, as Japan shocked two-time world cup winners, South Africa to a 32-34 win.

Karne Hesketh crossed in the final minute to score an incredible try and hand Japan a hard-fought victory at Brighton.

South Africa led 12-10 at halftime, thanks to tries from Francois Louw and Bismark Du Plessis.

Lood de Jager and Adrian Strauss also got on the scoresheet for the springboks to put them ahead, but Goromaru was a thorn in their side as he scored 24 points, before Hesketh won it for Japan

The Brave Blossoms had not won a World Cup game since 1991, while South Africa, winners in 1995 and 2007, had never before lost their opening game of the tournament.



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