'Brave' new world as Japanese rugby blossoms

Most Japanese had little time for rugby a few weeks ago, but Japan's rugby team is aiming to make history at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

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    Japan's rugby team is aiming to make more history at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

    The hosts have already beaten all challengers in reaching their first-ever quarter-final and now face a knockout against two-time champions, South Africa.

    Most Japanese had little time for rugby a few weeks ago, but now it is the number one sport.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports from Tokyo.


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