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Japan national team how the focus is on the top group | NHK News

2019-08-10T13:03:53.880Z

Rugby national team won the United States and won three consecutive test matches from last month. Steadily win from opponents with world rankings ...


Japan national team how to win the top group on the World Cup August 10 22:02

Rugby national team won the United States and won three consecutive test matches from last month. Prove that you are steadily gaining power from opponents with similar world rankings, and finally how to win the top group called “Tier 1”, but for the World Cup Japan Tournament with the goal of the best 8 or more Will be the focus.

"Tactical flexibility" shown in the series

Japan, ranked 11th in the latest world ranking, won three consecutive wins in the last month's test match against 9th Fiji, 15th Tonga and 13th America.

What stands out in this series of battles is the “tactical flexibility” that seals the opponent's strength.

Japan is ideally fighting under the pressure of Jamie Joseph Head Coach, using kicks effectively and applying pressure, but in the first game against Fiji, various attacks from the counter, which is the strength of the opponent, In order to seal, I chose a fighting method that did not pass the ball as much as possible.

Although there were scenes where the trials were taken away from malls, etc., it took almost time to take the lead, and Captain Reach Michael won the first victory in 8 years from Fiji, which “Japan is the worst opponent” .

Furthermore, in the match against Tonga, when he knew that his opponent's line-out response was not true, he actively kicked the ball and created many line-out opportunities.
The goal was to effectively take away the opponent's line-out ball as many times as possible.

Ryudai, who started in scrum half against Tonga, recalled that “I was able to respond flexibly as a team”.

The United States game that also saw challenges

On the other hand, the game against the United States on the 10th was often fouled in a crowded battle, and there were still issues to be corrected.

After reaching the match, Reach said, “It was a team like Russia and Ireland that competed in the World Cup. I think I would lose if I played a match like the World Cup. I would like to review the discipline again.” .

Japan has proved that it has steadily gained strength from opponents with similar world rankings in these three games.

Last test match next month 6th South Africa

In order to achieve the World Cup goal of 8 or more, victory is required from top groups such as Tier 1 in the world and Tier 7 in Scotland.

From 18th of this month, Japan announced a member of the World Cup after going to a training camp in Abashiri, Hokkaido, and on 6th of next month, before the World Cup, they faced the world ’s 4th strongest player, South Africa. The

In the last 2015 England tournament, the first rematch in four years against a historic victory of Japan confirms the true ability to see how far you can fight in the World Cup in a precious test match with the “Tier 1” team It ’s an important opportunity.

Source: nhk

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