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Japan scores biggest upset against Boks

Japanese fans celebrate a famous win over South Africa. Photo: EPA

Japanese fans celebrate a famous win over South Africa. Photo: EPA

The rugby world has reacted with praise and astonishment after Japan pulled off the biggest upset in the sport’s history with a last-gasp victory over South Africa in their opening game of the World Cup.

As Japanese sports fans digested the enormity of their compatriots’ feat in Brighton in the small hours of Sunday morning, rugby stars past and present took to social media to applaud the tactical brilliance of the Brave Blossoms and their Australian coach, Eddie Jones.

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