Having successfully triumphed over Scotland over the weekend Japan’s ‘Brave Blossoms’ have qualified for the knockout stage of the Rugby World Cup for the very first time.
The team also finished top of their pool giving them some respite in avoiding a quarter final matchup with the All Blacks in the process. What has been behind the rise of Japanese rugby and just how far can they go in this, and future, tournaments?
To dissect all the possibilities for Japans future, and their chances in this year's tournament, All Black legend and former coach of Japan Sir John Kirwan.
You can watch the full interview above.