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As it happened: Springboks 32-34 Japan

Jean de Villiers (AP)
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19 Sep 2015

Japan celebrate after beating the Springboks to cause arguably the greatest shock in rugby history... (Gallo Images)
<strong><em>Japan celebrate after beating the Springboks to cause arguably the greatest shock in rugby history... (Gallo Images)</em></strong><br />

19 Sep 2015

South Africa's next game is against Samoa at Villa Park next Saturday, while Japan face Scotland at Kingsholm on Wednesday.

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QUOTE

"We let ourselves down and we let our country down," says Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

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MATCH REPORT: Japan cause greatest upset in rugby history

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Credit must also go to Japan coach Eddie Jones who is one of the best coaches in world rugby. Stormers fans will be happy to have him in Cape Town next year...

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Well done to Japan! They thoroughly deserved it, outfoxing their bigger and more fancied opponents.

The Springboks should hang their heads in shame though. They have embarrassed themselves as well as the jersey they play for.

Probably the worst moment in Springbok rugby history...

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FULL-TIME: South Africa 32-34 Japan

This is the greatest upset in the history of rugby union!

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Goromaru misses with his conversion attempt but it doesn't matter.

Japan have beaten the Springboks!

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84'- Replacement back Karne Hesketh is over in the corner to win the game for Japan.

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84'- TRY to Japan!

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83'- A big scrum from the Boks but Japan retain possession...

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81'- The scrum is reset but the referee says there's time for one more...

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80'- Penalty to Japan as Burger breaks his binding too soon...

They don't want the draw, they are going for the win! Another scrum is called...

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79'- NO TRY! But it will be a five metre scrum for Japan with 30 seconds remaining.

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79'- No ways the TMO can see a grounding there... even if the try was scored.

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79'- Japan are over the line but referee Jerome Garces says it's held up.

However, he is going upstairs to the TMO...

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78' - Japan are going for the win as they set up an attacking lineout!

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78'- YELLOW CARD to Coenie Oosthuizen as Japan win a penalty close to the touchline.

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78'- Japan are inches away from the line and they have a penalty advantage!

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77'- Japan now into the red zone...

Are we seeing the greatest upset in Rugby World Cup history?

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76'- But Japan keep probing inside South African territory...

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75'- Massive pressure on the Springbok scrum, but Du Preez manages to get it away...

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75'- Whatever happens, Japan have done their nickname proud today: Brave Blossoms!

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74' - Relief for South Africa as Japan flank Michael Leitch knocks the ball on in a promising attacking position...

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72'- PENALTY slotted by Pollard.

SA 32-29 Japan

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71'- No try, but the Japanese are caught off-side in front of their own posts.

Pollard will line up a kick at goal...

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71'- Boks five metres out after a sniping break from Pollard...

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70'- Bok sub: Pietersen on for Mvovo.

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70'- The Boks have 10 minutes to avoid the ultimate most embarrassing moment of their lives!

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69'- Goromaru CONVERTS his own try to level matters once more!

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68'- Also great work done by SA-born wing Kotaro Matsushima in that move...

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68'- Goromaru is over near the corner after a splendid backline move by Japan!

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68'- TRY to Japan!

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67'- Bok sub: Etzebeth on for De Jager.

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65'- Burger is bundled out as another attacking move goes awry foo South Africa...

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65'- The Boks can't get through as Nyakane knocks on, but the referee goes back for another penalty....

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64'- Pollard sets up a lineout inside the Japan 22m area. Time to close out the game now for South Africa...

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62'- CONVERSION slotted by Pollard.

SA 29-22 Japan

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62'- Adriaan Strauss bursts through a tackle on the 22m line and runs through for the bonus-point try.

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61'- TRY to the Springboks!

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59'- PENALTY slotted by Goromaru.

SA 22-22 Japan

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58'- Another kickable penalty for Japan. It's right in front, about 40m out...
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