‘We were really nervous at halftime,’ admits Rassie
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Bravery met brutality in the last quarterfinal of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and at the final whistle it was the former that yielded.
Japan’s wonderfully courageous Rugby World Cup campaign is over but the host nation was lauded in the immediate aftermath of their 26-3 defeat to SA on Sunday.
Their New Zealand-born coach Jamie Joseph glowed with pride when he spoke of his players’ bravery in the face of a sustained forwards-based bashing by the Boks. Joseph admitted the Boks had exacted a physical toll on his team...