Japanese Media Praise ‘Historic’ Rugby Win Over South Africa

  • Victory is Japan's first in 24 years at World Cup tournaments
  • Cherry Blossoms will take on Scotland in their next match

Japan celebrate after scoring the second try against South Africa during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton Community Stadium on Saturday.

Photographer: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Japan’s surprise victory over South Africa, the world’s third-ranked rugby team, at the World Cup in Britain continued to reverberate through the Asian country as the local media lavished praise on the team Sunday.

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