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Record 25 million watch Japan game

 Japan celebrate their 26-5 win after the game against Samoa. Photo: Reuters / Darren Staples Livepic

Japan celebrate their 26-5 win after the game against Samoa. Photo: Reuters / Darren Staples Livepic

A record 25 million people in Japan watched their national team beat Samoa in the World Cup amidst mounting rugby fever, the global governing body says.

Twenty per cent of the entire Japanese population tuned in to Saturday’s match which the Brave Blossoms won 26-5 to record their second victory at the tournament, World Rugby said on Monday.

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