27/11/2019

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph pays respects to Tyhoon Hagibis victims


Jamie Joseph paid his respects to sufferers of Tyhoon Hagibis.
Josephs side have made it into a quarter-finals of a Rugby World Cup after a victory in Yokohama for the very first time in their history.
After the success that is historical, Joseph was keen to pay his respects prior to analysing any of the played to those who lost their lives .
I believe you may just look around and see how this can be a special a minute for our team and for this nation, said the head coach.
Before I speak about the footy, I really want to acknowledge the families whove lost people in the typhoon now.
That prompted our staff. We spoke about it this morning for a group. Because whilst celebrating tonight there are a lot of people that are 19, the players really wanted to play. I just would like to admit that.
Typhoon Hagibis made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday and battered northern and central Japan with torrents of rain and gusts of breeze.
Sometimes those kinds of items can be overwhelming but I believe [playing for them] came out at the game today, particularly when sometimes it had been really, really hard, Joseph added in his post-match media conference.
I believed that the Scottish group were unbelievable in most parts of the match, so they took it too us straight from the beginning, he added.
Japan went to the Test knowing they had to win by at least eight factors to make the. After hammering the stages of this Test, the home side struck back with four unanswered tries to direct 28-7 after 44 seconds.
They scored [early] and at certain parts of the game they out-played and out-matched us, but its the tenacity of our team at crucial areas of the Test that paid dividends on us.
Then we were only ready to hang on until the very end and I think that many of that has been to do with what is happening within our own camp and also the simple fact that were playing a house World Cup.
All of us see, and feel, the total amount of service thats supporting our team and thats incredibly motivational.
Japan will face-off against South Africa in the quarter-finals, a fixture that dipped in Rugby World Cup background due to the Brave Blossoms triumph over the Springboks at 2015.
Well begin next week and well move from there. The key to our victories is our prep, being coordinated from the beginning of the week and with consistent messages, said captain Michael Leitch.
So, well do this and were coming out next week to really have a great game and lose. Were coming to win.

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