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Japan Rugby National Team made final adjustments at the match venue in Kumagaya City, Saitama, for the final test match on the 6th before the World Cup.

Will it be a reenactment of the “Century Upset”? Japan National Team 6th South Africa Match 5th September 16:03

Japan National Rugby team made final adjustments at the match venue in Kumagaya City, Saitama, for the final test match against South Africa on the 6th before the World Cup.

As the opening of the Rugby World Cup Japan tournament is approaching in about two weeks, Japan, which is ranked 10th in the world ranking, will face South Africa, South Africa, which is ranked 5th in the world as the final test match on the 6th.

On the 5th, we made final adjustments at the Kumagaya Rugby Field, the venue of the game, and in the first 15 minutes of the release, we warmed up by light running and stretching, and then divided the starter and back-up members to practice tactics.

Among them, the starting members caught the kicked ball, and then confirmed the movement of passing through the defense by connecting finely.

South Africa has a big physique, especially strong forward, and whether Japan can fight equally in Scrum or stop the opponent's mall is the point when assuming a battle in the World Cup production.

“I love South Africa for a long time, but I want to do my best as a member of the Japanese national team. I want to do my best as much as I can. I am very excited and looking forward to the challenge. "

Rafaelettimosy, who started in the center, said, “South Africa is a very good team. I think that as a center, it is a chance to create a space in the attack, and in defense it is the role to stop as many opponents as possible. I think. "

The Japan-South Africa test match will take place at 7:15 pm on the 6th, and NHK will broadcast on BS1.

South African national team also adjusted at the game venue

The opponent's South African national team was also adjusted at the match venue.

South Africa, which is ranked 5th in the world ranking, opened the first 15 minutes for the final adjustment at the Kumagaya Rugby Field in the afternoon of the 5th.

In the practice, main players such as Captain Flanker Siya Korishi and Standoff Handlele Pollard faced up and adjusted with a light menu such as a short pass or dash.

In the World Cup, South Africa will play against New Zealand, aiming for the third consecutive victory of the tournament in the first round of the first league of this month, and the game against Japan will be an important game to check the condition of the players.

After training, Corissi responded to the interview: “The game against Japan is a very fun and important one. The defeat at the World Cup four years ago was a tough experience, but thanks to that match, “Tomorrow wants to bring the strength of our forward to the fore, keep the ball and advance the match,” he said.

Corissi said that he was the first black player to be the captain of South Africa for the World Cup. “It was something I never dreamed about. I want to continue my efforts as captain, ”he said.

Source: nhk

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