27/11/2019

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph pays respects to Tyhoon Hagibis victims


Jamie Joseph paid his respects following Japan victory over Scotland to victims of Tyhoon Hagibis.
Josephs side have now made it to some quarter-finals of a Rugby World Cup after a thrilling 28-21 victory in Yokohama for the first time in their history.
Following the victory that is historical, Joseph was keen to pay his respects to those that lost their lives before analysing any of the Celtics playedwith.
I believe that you may just look around and see this is a special a second for our team and for this nation, stated the head coach.
Before I speak about the footy, I truly want to admit the families that have lost people in the typhoon today.
That prompted our team. We spoke about it this morning for a group. Since whilst celebrating tonight there are a lot of people that are 19, the players wanted to play. I simply would like to acknowledge that.
Typhoon Hagibis battered northern and central Japan with strong gusts of wind and torrents of rain and made landfall south of Tokyo on Saturday.
Sometimes those sorts of items can be overpowering but I believe [playing for them] came out at the match today, especially when at times it had been really, really tough, Joseph included within his post-match press conference.
I thought that the Scottish group were incredible in all parts of the match, so they took it too us right from the start, he further added.
Japan went to the Evaluation knowing they had to win by eight points to create the quarter-finals for your first time. After conceding the first stages of the Evaluation, the home side hit back with four unanswered attempts to direct 28-7 after 44 minutes.
They scored [ancient ] and in certain parts of the game they out-played and out-matched us, but it is the tenacity of our staff at crucial areas of the Evaluation that paid dividends for us.
Then were only able to hang on till the end and I think that many of that was to do with what is going on within our own camp and the simple fact that were playing a house World Cup.
All of us see, and believe, the amount of support that is supporting our group and thats incredibly inspirational
Japan will face-off against South Africa from the quarter-finals, a fixture that is already steeped in Rugby World Cup background at 2015 because of the Brave Blossoms victory over the Springboks.
Well begin next week and well go from there. The key to our successes is our preparation, being aligned from the beginning of the week also with constant messages, said captain Michael Leitch.
So, well do that and were not coming out next week to really have a fantastic game and shed. Were coming to win

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