Week two of the Rugby World Cup in Japan. It's sure been an exciting one!
In the first game of the week, World Cup hosts Japan shocked Ireland. Winning 19-12 in an extraordinary upset on Saturday to win their second match of the Rugby World Cup, putting them in pole position in their group to reach the knockout stages for the first time.
Next, Wales announced themselves as a major contender after beating Australia 29-25 in one of the most exciting games of the competition to date. Wales led 26-8 at half time through tries by centre Hadleigh Parkes and scrum-half Gareth Davies. The whole of Wales is celebrating Alun Wyn Jones becoming Wales’ most capped player as he led the country out for his 130th appearance!
On Monday, Scotland beat Samoa 34-0 and secured a precious bonus point as they get their RWC 2019 journey back on track! In the second half Scotland received two penalty tries which allowed them to win the important bonus point. This game saw an excellent defensive performance from Scotland, Samoa could have surely bagged a couple of penalties had they not decided to seek the tries instead.
Ireland's second game of this week took place yesterday, by the end of the 80 minutes they were back on top with a bonus point victory over Russia. However, injury problems for Ireland captain Johnny Sexton meant he was removed at half time, Carbery also sustained an ankle injury (we think he needs a Bearhug!) Russia may not have scored any points but they certainly receive our respect for their committed performance.
One match we are all looking forward to is Wales vs Fiji, particularly following Fiji’s huge win against Georgia yesterday! Who else is excited?
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