SPORTS DAY: Watch out Boks, here come the Blossoms

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SPORTS DAY: Watch out Boks, here come the Blossoms

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Japan to face Boks in World Cup quarters

Japan’s “Ferraris” hit top gear on Sunday as the hosts beat Scotland 28-21 in a barnstorming Rugby World Cup clash to create history by reaching the quarterfinals. Rampaging wingers Kotaro Matsushima and Kenki Fukuoka did the damage for Japan, who survived a late fightback in Yokohama to advance as Pool A winners along with Ireland. The Brave Blossoms will face two-time world champions SA in Tokyo next weekend after making it a perfect four wins out of four, roared on by a crowd of 67,000. Fukuoka, scorer of Japan’s try in their 19-12 upset over Ireland, grabbed two more in Yokohama, with Matsushima notching his fifth of the tournament for the rampant Japanese...

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