DThat Irish national rugby team was clearly an early success at the World Cup in Japan. In the British duel, the world’s number two defeated Scotland 27: 3 (19: 3) in Yokohama on Sunday. With five points, Ireland took the lead in Group A ahead of Japan. The hosts beat Russia 30:10 at the start of the championship.
The team, composed of Northern Irish and Irish, fought for bonus points against the dismal Scots with four successful attempts. Otherwise, if there are less than four attempts, there are only four points for a win.
In Group C of the 2003 champions England, there were only difficulties at the start of the last game on Sunday in 35: 3 (18: 3) against Tonga. By the time he changed sides, the world number three team had gained a 15-point lead. Thanks to bonus points for four successful attempts, England took the lead over France, who beat Argentina in a hard-fought game 23:21 on Saturday. The South Americans won the last minute with a potential long-range shot that missed the goal and had to settle for a point, which the losing teams lost by a maximum of seven points.
Italy won 47:22 (21: 7) over Namibia in the first game of the day. With five points, the Southern Europeans overtook New Zealand’s Group B. The defending champion and world number one had already beaten South Africa 23:13 on Saturday in the last three tournament’s World Champion’s duel.
Earlier, Australia had a clear 39:21 win against Fiji in Pool D. However, after leading with nine points ahead of Fiji, from 2015 the finalist was able to do the game in his favor from the 61st minute.
A total of 20 teams participate in the final round. After the preliminary round with four groups of five, the top two qualify for the quarter-finals. From October 19, the title will be in knockout mode.
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