1. ホーム
  2. 英文記事のバックナンバー
  3. Top News
  4. 2019.10.11

Japan beats No. 2-ranked Ireland in Rugby World CupラグビーW杯で日本がアイルランドに勝利

Japan’s Brave Blossoms celebrate after beating Ireland in Shizuoka in their second Pool A game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Sept. 28.© AP
Level

Japan pulled off another Rugby World Cup shock with a fearless 19-12 win over Ireland on Sept. 28.

Japan conceded two first-half tries to the world No. 2-ranked Irish at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa, but center Yu Tamura kept the Brave Blossoms in the game with three penalties to send them into halftime trailing by only three points.

Spurred on by a white-hot atmosphere from the 47,813-strong crowd, Japan then took the lead midway through the second half after a try by substitute Kenki Fukuoka, and held firm for the rest of the match to claim a stunning victory.

The result puts Japan in prime position to reach the quarterfinals for the first time, having claimed two wins out of two as of Sept. 28, and writes another glorious chapter in the team’s Rugby World Cup fairy tale after beating South Africa at the tournament four years ago.

“Internally, there was a lot of belief around what we were doing and what we were working toward,” said Japan head coach Jamie Joseph. “Obviously, the Irish team are a quality rugby side. But we have been preparing for this game for a hell of a lot longer than the Irish have. We’ve been focusing on this game for the last year, probably subconsciously for the last three years. Ireland have been thinking about us since Monday. We thought we had a little bit of an advantage in that, but we just had to execute. And the boys did.” (The Japan Times)

和訳を見る

バックナンバー一覧へ戻るカテゴリー一覧へ戻る

広告の掲載について 詳しくはこちら

定期購読申込み定期購読申込み無料試読申込み無料試読申込み

Alpha Online ログイン

初回ログインの手順はこちらをご確認ください。

ID(メールアドレス)・PWをお持ちの方
※Fujisanマガジンサービスでご契約の方もこちらから

メールアドレス
パスワード

パスワードをお忘れですか?

Alpha Passコードをお持ちの方
※新聞販売店等でご購読・ご購入の方はこちらから

※初回ご利用の際には、Fujisanマガジンサービスにて、メルマガ会員へのご登録が必要です。

Alpha Passコード

メールアドレス・パスワードの入力も必要です。

メルマガ会員へのご登録
※新聞を購読していなくても登録できます

メルマガ会員になると、毎週の見どころを紹介するメルマガが届くほか、Alpha Onlineの英文記事を月5本までお読みいただけます。

メルマガ会員登録

※Fujisanマガジンサービスの提携サイトにてご登録となります

閉じる

定期購読申込み無料試読申込み

定期購読申込み無料試読申込み