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Russia are penalised for not rolling away, and Japan strengthen their grip on the match with a straightforward three-pointer from Tamura.
43 min: Thank you Andy Bradshaw for your half-time email:
“This is a great game, although I’m terrified at what Ireland and Samoa are going to do to Russia if they’re this blown in the first half.”
Written by Luke McLaughlin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2019/sep/20/rugby-world-cup-2019-opening-ceremony-japan-v-russia-live under the title “Rugby World Cup 2019: Japan v Russia in the opening game – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.