Japan cause massive upset by beating Ireland in Rugby World Cup

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Massive shock as Ireland lost to Japan in Rugby World Cup

Japan cause massive upset by beating Japan in Rugby World Cup

Japan have caused one of the greatest shocks in the history of international rugby as they beat Ireland by 19 points to 12 in this morning's clash at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Ireland led 12-10 at half time, having scored two early tries from Garry Ringrose and Rob Kearney.

But Japan stormed back and led 19-12 with less than ten minutes to go.

Japan had never beaten Ireland in seven previous attempts. Ireland have never beaten the host nation in any World Cup.

This result throws Pool A open and they now top the group, although Ireland will still be fancied to qualify for the quarter-finals.

All eyes will now be on Scotland and Japan as this will determine where Ireland will now ultimately finish in the group.