Host Japan rallies to open Rugby World Cup with win over Russia

  The Guardian 

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Brave Blossoms overcome nervous opening to the relief of Japanese fans hoping they reach the knock out stages After an opening ceremony inspired by Japan’s ancient culture, the country’s rugby team briefly risked reverting to their traditional role of World Cup also-rans, before rallying to end the opening game of the tournament with a comfortable win over Russia. The Brave Blossoms overcame a ner
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