Video: Japanese TV commentary of their incredible win over South Africa is brilliant

RugbyBy Sunday World
Japan's players celebrate their last-second winning try
Japan's players celebrate their last-second winning try

Japan's sensational upset of South Africa yesterday is even better when you watch the dramatic final score with Japanese commentary.

Karne Hesketh's 84th-minute try capped a mesmerising performance from a side who usually play the role of group stage cannon fodder as Japan somehow beat the two-time world champions 34-32, who were 500/1 on to win the match.

Japan's coach Eddie Jones summed up the world's reaction to the result: "Japan beating South Africa? I had to look at the scoreboard at the end just to see if it was true or not.

"We kept hanging in there. It looked at one stage when they got seven points ahead that they would run away with it.

"That would have been the normal scenario, like the horror story where the woman goes for a shower after midnight and you know what's going to happen.

"Normally they would score three or four, it ends up 50-20 and everyone says, 'Well done Japan, you tried hard, you were brave'. But we were more than brave."

That they were and the result goes down as one of the all-time shocks in world sport.

And watching the final two minutes with Japanese TV commentary is even better, as their version of Ryle Nugent loses the plot completely.