Kolisi’s rainbow Boks and Australians, except Eddie Jones: winners and losers from Japan’s Rugby World Cup

As firework smoke dissipates and gold confetti is cleared, what positives and negatives emerged from a tournament that plenty are calling the best Rugby World Cup so far?WinnersJapan in bloomIt’s no surprise that Japan excelled as host and had a team to build on their 2015 upsets. Some of the Brave Blossoms’ play, however, had to be seen to be believed. The likes of wings Kenki Fukuoka and Kotaro Matsushima made cases for inclusion in a tournament XV, while the showing against Scotland – stuck…

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