patience, Japanese charm and leap in the rankings

The historic qualification of the Japanese team for the quarterfinals does not stop to elicit eulogistic comments. The Brave Blossoms are now ahead of the Blues in the world rankings.

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It's a week without. Without match. We will have to take his trouble in patience. The next meeting is Saturday, October 19th, with the first two quarter-finals. In the meantime, you are still part of the latest stories, statements, publications …

It is said

"It's good for today's rugby to see that there are not many very big profiles (in the Japanese team) but by cons it's available, it moves and it plays well in rugby. "

The scrum half of France, Baptiste Serin, is under the spell of the game of the Japanese, qualified for the first time in their history in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. The RC Toulon player was conquered by the game of Brave Blossoms in their victory against Scotland (28-21) on Sunday.

He is not the only one. " Well, I'm happy to see Japan appear in the other half of the table Said Steve Hansen, coach of New Zealand.

"I am very impressed by the way they have raised their level by playing under pressure as a host country"Rassie Erasmus, the coach of South Africa, Japan's next opponent, will be on Sunday (October 20th) in Tokyo.

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It's seen

After the typhoon Hagibis passed Saturday night, the XV of France showed its support to Japan, in a video posted on the Twitter account France Rugby. In turn, captain and hooker Guilhem Guirado, opener Romain Ntamack, coach Jacques Brunel, third-line center Grégory Alldritt and left-back Jefferson Poirot recited a message in Japanese. "Japanese friends, the France team is at your side. All our thoughts are with you. "

In the front row are the president of the French Federation (FFR) Bernard Laporte and the vice-president Serge Simon, and behind, all the French players and the staff.

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(That's done

Qualified for the first time in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, Japan climbs to 7e World Rugby standings, published on Monday, October 14th.

The Japanese, victorious Scotland (28-21) Sunday, October 13, are now ahead of France, eighth, which is the lowest ranked selection among the quarter finalists of the World. At the top is New Zealand, just in front of Wales.

World Rugby ranking:

1- New Zealand: 90.98 pts
2- Wales: 88.87 pts
3- England: 88.13 pts
4- Ireland: 85.93 pts
5- South Africa: 85.75 pts
6- Australia: 83.52 pts
7- Japan: 82.08 pts
8- France: 81.38 pts
9- Scotland: 79.23 pts
10- Argentina: 78.31 pts


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