Japan determined not to crash out early at home Rugby World Cup

• Hosts face tough opening game against Russia on Friday• England first hosts out at group stage four years agoJapan are determined not to be a World Cup failure like England and fail to qualify for the knockout stage of the tournament they are hosting.The Cherry Blossoms start the ninth World Cup when they face Russia at Tokyo Stadium on Friday night (local time) four years after England became the first hosts not to progress from their group following defeats to Wales and Australia. Related: England mobile phone ban imposed for Rugby World Cup matchdays Continue reading...

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