Sep 19, 2015 at 4.45pm UK at ​Brighton Community Stadium

32-34

Louw (18'), du Plessis (34'), de Jager (44'), Strauss (62')
FT
Leitch (30'), Goromaru (69'), Hesketh (80')
Result: Late Japan try stuns South Africa
Result: Late Japan try stuns South Africa
A late try from Karne Hesketh gives Japan a 34-32 victory over South Africa, after the Springboks had been reduced to 14-men when Coenraad Oosthuizen received a yellow.
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Ayumu Goromaru of Japan celebrates scoring his team's second try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton Community Stadium on September 19, 2015
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Japan's head coach Eddie Jones looks at the game during the Rugby Union exhibition match between Barbarian RC and Japan XV at Oceane Stadium, on November 25, 2012
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Japan's back row Michael Leitch (C) scores a try during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton community stadium in Brighton, south east England on September 19, 2015
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The Match
Match Report
A late try from Karne Hesketh gives Japan a 34-32 victory over South Africa, after the Springboks had been reduced to 14-men when Coenraad Oosthuizen received a yellow.
Live Commentary
Relive Sports Mole's coverage of Japan's shock win over South Africa in their opening match at the Rugby World Cup.
HT Report
Japan more than match South Africa in an entertaining first half of the Rugby World Cup Pool B opener, with the Springboks holding a narrow 12-10 lead in Brighton.



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