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In sport, incredible underdog stories are what dreams are made of.
Every so often, a true David vs Goliath moment happens which makes everyone realise exactly what’s so amazing about sport.
The Japanese rugby team discovered this not long ago when they stunned South Africa 34-32 in 2015.
Playing their second game of the Rugby World Cup, the host team have pulled off another stunning upset, defeating Ireland 19-12 in a nail-biting match.
@JRFURugby @IrishRugby IT'S OVER 😮
JAPAN HAVE DONE IT 😮👏
They say lightning doesn't strike twice...But it just di… https://t.co/0hNYlfUP4b — Rugby World Cup (@Rugby World Cup)
Naturally, given the huge upset, social media has a lot to say. People can hardly believe that Japan managed to pull off such huge win over the world's top ranked team.
The incredible scenes at full time as Japan defeat Ireland 19-12 to record one of the Rugby World Cup's greatest up… https://t.co/fabO9CAUeg — SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSport 🏆)
The fanzone in Yokohama reacts to Japan's win over Ireland. Incredible atmosphere! #RWCYokohama
#RWC2019 #JPNvIRE https://t.co/lyGX5QPuxT — Rugby World Cup (@Rugby World Cup)
Current situation in Roppongi, Japan! What a win #JAPvIRE #RWC2019 https://t.co/pjfYA0FyyY — BBC ScrumV (@BBC ScrumV)
Incredible scenes here in Shizuoka. Japan were brilliant and it will give rugby some boost here. #JPNvIRE https://t.co/cWe89RYXCG — Bernard Jackman (@Bernard Jackman)
And just in case you wondered what ‘that win’ meant to Japan, check out the Tokyo #RWC2019 fanzone reaction! https://t.co/0mlcxKgJqP — dominic rumbles (@dominic rumbles)
When you underestimate Japan at #RWC静岡 https://t.co/N69nuPmFE5 — Ireland Simpsons Fans (@Ireland Simpsons Fans)
JUST LET THIS SINK IN. Japan just beat world number 1 Ireland in a stadium that looks like it’s about to get bounce… https://t.co/TQCOAY6SHg — Ben Ryan (@Ben Ryan)
What have we just witnessed??? japan_rugby with on of the performances of the tournament so far!! itvsport… https://t.co/PH1pt0lLQd — Shane Williams (@Shane Williams)
Congratulations Japan @JRFURugby - worthy winners today with an incredible performance and amazing suppo… https://t.co/BnhphDVUHi — Irish Rugby (@Irish Rugby)
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