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https://www.world.rugby/news/572269?fbc ... RYw1S3gijU
A special, unforgettable, record-breaking tournament

Asia and Japan's first Rugby World Cup
Unprecedented 44-day global shop window for Japan and rugby
Record nationwide economic impact beyond Tokyo
242,000 international visitors staying average of 17 days v 14 days for RWC 2015
60 per cent of fans visiting Japan for the first time
90 per cent of fans said they would return to Japan
80 per cent of fans said they had an exceptional experience
£4.3 billion total economic impact/£2.3 billion GDP increase
£2.3 billion spent in Japan by international visitors
£286 average spend per international visitor per night, almost double England 2015 (£4,574 total average v £2,400)
RWC 2019 visiting fans spent 4.6 times more than the average visitor to Japan in 2018
46,340 jobs created or supported for the tournament
RWC 2019 visitors stayed 17 days, compared to 14 days average at RWC 2015
£2 million pledged for the Childfund Pass It Back programme, a partnership between Childfund, World Rugby, Asia Rugby and the JRFU
2.25 million people introduced to rugby in Asia via the Impact Beyond programme (769,000 children involved in tag rugby in elementary schools in Japan)
Significant infrastructure legacy for rugby and community sport, including the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium
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No mention of the cyclones and cancelled games?
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not_english wrote:No mention of the cyclones and cancelled games?
I might have an axe to grind there.

Don't forget the fringing earthquake
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It was a fantastic tournament.

Japan's games were truly special. Some of my favourite matches ever.
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Not true until Kiwias agrees.
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Half the tournament cancelled, a very boring winner.
It was a decent tournament, and I'm glad for Japan, but there's been plenty better,.

2003 and 2015 both blow it out of the water.
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Floppykid wrote:Half the tournament cancelled, a very boring winner.
It was a decent tournament, and I'm glad for Japan, but there's been plenty better,.

2003 and 2015 both blow it out of the water.
When will the Irish win a quarter final?
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Probably never. We're a joke at world cups, especially Japan. That'll be a permanent embarrassment.

I'm totally neutral in assessing the quality of the rest of it.
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Floppykid wrote:Probably never. We're a joke at world cups, especially Japan. That'll be a permanent embarrassment.

I'm totally neutral in assessing the quality of the rest of it.
Explain the boring winner? South Africa came from nowhere to win it, playing a kicking game through-out, but changing in the final to a more expansive game, scoring 2 great tries.
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Lack of typhoon contingencies aside, it was a cracker :thumbup:

Just a shame that Scotland bombed both on the pitch and off it :thumbdown:
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Best World Cup ever
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It was utter shite and I have it on good authority that is was actually bent
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handyman wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Probably never. We're a joke at world cups, especially Japan. That'll be a permanent embarrassment.

I'm totally neutral in assessing the quality of the rest of it.
Explain the boring winner? South Africa came from nowhere to win it, playing a kicking game through-out, but changing in the final to a more expansive game, scoring 2 great tries.
You guys won, ye did it cynical and blood and guts, winning rugby.
You don't have to be the most flash rugby either.
Try be a little less precious about a tournament SA won.
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EverReady wrote:It was utter shite and I have it on good authority that is was actually bent
Jake's sources again?
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Floppykid wrote:Half the tournament cancelled, a very boring winner.
It was a decent tournament, and I'm glad for Japan, but there's been plenty better,.

2003 and 2015 both blow it out of the water.
Thought 2015 was shit tbh, with the exception of beating England.

Completely forgettable tournament.
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Japan v's Scotland - classic
Japan v's Ireland - classic
Wales v's Australia - classic
SA v's England - classic
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Frodder wrote:Japan v's Scotland - classic
Japan v's Ireland - classic
Wales v's Australia - classic
SA v's England - classic
Obviously I am biased but was the final really a classic?

England failed to get out of the changing room IMO.
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It was good compared to other world cup finals. Engaging throughout and Kolbe scored the best RWC final try ever.

I'd rate it above 99, 2007 and maybe 2011.
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In the top 3 RWCs with 1995 and 1999 in my opinion.
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tc27 wrote:
Frodder wrote:Japan v's Scotland - classic
Japan v's Ireland - classic
Wales v's Australia - classic
SA v's England - classic
Obviously I am biased but was the final really a classic?

England failed to get out of the changing room IMO.
:nod:
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Frodder wrote:
tc27 wrote:
Frodder wrote:Japan v's Scotland - classic
Japan v's Ireland - classic
Wales v's Australia - classic
SA v's England - classic
Obviously I am biased but was the final really a classic?

England failed to get out of the changing room IMO.
:nod:
It was odd given they’d played a game less.

Perhaps a lack of battle sharpness or their usual issue with pressure.

Overall, it was an alright competition. Not much in the way of surprise, England ambushing NZ-aside.
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Frodder wrote:
tc27 wrote:
Frodder wrote:Japan v's Scotland - classic
Japan v's Ireland - classic
Wales v's Australia - classic
SA v's England - classic
Obviously I am biased but was the final really a classic?

England failed to get out of the changing room IMO.
:nod:
This, but watching England do the All Blacks prison style sans lube in the semi, will live long in the wank bank.
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Yeah England’s demolition job on NZ in the semi was a classic in terms of strategy.
The 12-point gap in the end was incredibly flattering to NZ.
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Frodder wrote:Japan v's Scotland - classic
Japan v's Ireland - classic
Wales v's Australia - classic
SA v's England - classic
Every match with Uruguay- classic
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Frodder wrote:Japan v's Scotland - classic
Japan v's Ireland - classic
Wales v's Australia - classic
SA v's England - classic
England vs NZ not on there.

Interesting.
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Short Man Syndrome wrote:
Frodder wrote:Japan v's Scotland - classic
Japan v's Ireland - classic
Wales v's Australia - classic
SA v's England - classic
Every match with Uruguay- classic
They did put on a great show vs. Fiji.

The Japanese games were absolutely electric.
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Wendigo7 wrote:
Frodder wrote:Japan v's Scotland - classic
Japan v's Ireland - classic
Wales v's Australia - classic
SA v's England - classic
England vs NZ not on there.

Interesting.
You can add it. Have it on me
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New guy wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Half the tournament cancelled, a very boring winner.
It was a decent tournament, and I'm glad for Japan, but there's been plenty better,.

2003 and 2015 both blow it out of the water.
Thought 2015 was shit tbh, with the exception of beating England.

Completely forgettable tournament.
Mostly agree but Japan v. SA was a huge moment for the sport. Not to mention the way it happened: Japan refusing to fade as so many minnows had before, forgoing the tie to go for the win, then actually having the balls to pull it off. There are tier 1 sides that wouldn't have been able to do that.
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Jim Lahey wrote:Yeah England’s demolition job on NZ in the semi was a classic in terms of strategy.
The 12-point gap in the end was incredibly flattering to NZ.
The All Blacks demolition of Ireland in the quarters was pretty good too.

IMHO there were a few reasonably even teams, and it is asking a lot to manage 3 big wins in a tournament. NZ beat Sth Africa and Ireland, who had beaten them recently, but couldn't manage it against England. All in all, I can't complain about that.

England played like they had won their final against NZ.


The final was an arm-wrestle really though. Prefer 2015 for fluent play.
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One of, if not the, best.
Japan played out of their skins.
Typhoons and shit.
SA won against all odds.
:thumbup:
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handyman wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Probably never. We're a joke at world cups, especially Japan. That'll be a permanent embarrassment.

I'm totally neutral in assessing the quality of the rest of it.
Explain the boring winner? South Africa came from nowhere to win it, playing a kicking game through-out, but changing in the final to a more expansive game, scoring 2 great tries.
Came from nowhere?

:lol: :lol:

Most of us rated them as equal favourites before the tournament.

This is why they’re boring winners... planks like you.
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guy smiley wrote:
handyman wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Probably never. We're a joke at world cups, especially Japan. That'll be a permanent embarrassment.

I'm totally neutral in assessing the quality of the rest of it.
Explain the boring winner? South Africa came from nowhere to win it, playing a kicking game through-out, but changing in the final to a more expansive game, scoring 2 great tries.
Came from nowhere?

:lol: :lol:

Most of us rated them as equal favourites before the tournament.

This is why they’re boring winners... planks like you.
I love the taste of salty tears in the morning.
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Average Joe wrote:Not true until Kiwias agrees.
I wondered if he'd penned this: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/ ... y-in-japan
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guy smiley wrote:
handyman wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Probably never. We're a joke at world cups, especially Japan. That'll be a permanent embarrassment.

I'm totally neutral in assessing the quality of the rest of it.
Explain the boring winner? South Africa came from nowhere to win it, playing a kicking game through-out, but changing in the final to a more expansive game, scoring 2 great tries.
Came from nowhere?

:lol: :lol:

Most of us rated them as equal favourites before the tournament.

This is why they’re boring winners... planks like you.
It was a good victory, grind it out, rugby by the numbers, classic Saffa blood and guts stuff.
Not inspiring without the stuff 95 had, but you have to admire the win anyway.

I don't know why handyman's getting so pissed.
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Bokkom wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
handyman wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Probably never. We're a joke at world cups, especially Japan. That'll be a permanent embarrassment.

I'm totally neutral in assessing the quality of the rest of it.
Explain the boring winner? South Africa came from nowhere to win it, playing a kicking game through-out, but changing in the final to a more expansive game, scoring 2 great tries.
Came from nowhere?

:lol: :lol:

Most of us rated them as equal favourites before the tournament.

This is why they’re boring winners... planks like you.
I love the taste of salty tears in the morning.
Eh?

The Boks were playing the best rugby of the international sides last year. Their build up to the cup was great to watch, exciting young players, an attractive style... no salty tears from me. It’s silly to try and claim they came from nowhere or won against all odds. They were always in the reckoning, even after the loss in pool play.
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guy smiley wrote:
Bokkom wrote:
guy smiley wrote:
handyman wrote:
Floppykid wrote:Probably never. We're a joke at world cups, especially Japan. That'll be a permanent embarrassment.

I'm totally neutral in assessing the quality of the rest of it.
Explain the boring winner? South Africa came from nowhere to win it, playing a kicking game through-out, but changing in the final to a more expansive game, scoring 2 great tries.
Came from nowhere?

:lol: :lol:

Most of us rated them as equal favourites before the tournament.

This is why they’re boring winners... planks like you.
I love the taste of salty tears in the morning.
Eh?

The Boks were playing the best rugby of the international sides last year. Their build up to the cup was great to watch, exciting young players, an attractive style... no salty tears from me. It’s silly to try and claim they came from nowhere or won against all odds. They were always in the reckoning, even after the loss in pool play.
Ok guy, I obviously trolled a bit there.
Let's face it, Handyman is a bit of a plank, but you can't just then cast a blanket over the team calling them boring winners.
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:lol:

I didn’t mean that at all. Not about the team :D
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guy smiley wrote::lol:

I didn’t mean that at all. Not about the team :D
;)
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Kolbe scored a try.
Epic stuff.
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Frodder wrote:Japan v's Scotland - classic
Japan v's Ireland - classic Betfair
Wales v's Australia - classic
SA v's England - classic
Fixed
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