Japan overpower Russia in Rugby World Cup opening game

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Pic: Pieter Labuschagne scores Japan’s third try. Credit: Ashley Western/PA Wire

Hosts Japan kicked off their Rugby World Cup campaign with a convincing win over Russia in the opening game of the Rugby World Cup.

Following a spell-binding opening ceremony, the action on the pitch quickly took centre stage as Russia scored an early try to shock the Japanese crowd.

Take a look at the graph below for a snapshot of all the action as it happened.


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