Japan have proven that once again they are capable of a giant killing on the biggest stage.
After a first 20 minutes which seemed to be reverting to type for Ireland, they lost their way and fell into control with the Japanese dominating the Irish and deserved the victory.
The atmosphere was immense, I was caught up in the moment i tried to buy a shirt, only to discover that they were sold out in the UK!
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A complete performance against the number 1 team in the world at the time shows that the home nations are serious contenders to make it out of the group stages. They know have to keep this level of intensity for the remaining fixtures, which will be no easy task with Scotland and Samoa to come.
This will be playing on World Cup programs for years to come, right alongside them beating South Africa 4 years ago.