Japan yesterday pulled the shock of the Rugby World Cup so far by upsetting favourites South Africa 34-32, a result that has not gone down well with supporters of the Springboks.
Japan are considered the group’s minnows and were not given the slightest of chances to pull a victory against the Springboks.
That however did not deter the Japanese side from slaying the Springboks in the group’s first game, deservedly taking an early pole position.
The result has triggered a lot of reactions online, with most supporters of the Springboks taking to twitter to convey their disappointment at the unexpected result.
Here are some of the twitter reactions to the shock defetat;
Speechless!! Well done Japan!!. Great rugby lesson for bok management !!! Rugby not about size and power- skill victorius!!!
— Andre Joubert (@15Jouba) September 19, 2015
I really feel for the springboks but credit must be given to the Japenese Team and Eddie Jones. They played their hearts #RWC2015
— Gurthro Steenkamp (@gurthro) September 19, 2015
The lowest, most embarrassing moment as a Bok fan.
— Wade Pretorius (@wadepretorius) September 19, 2015
Japan has a 100% winning record against Springboks…
— Ruggaworld (@RuggaWorld) September 19, 2015
South Africa face Samoa in their second game on Saturday 26th, a game that is already labelled a must-win for the Springboks.