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Game 1 – Reaction after the match

TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 20: The Web Ellis Cup pctured during the Rugby World Cup One Year To Go at Meiji Kinenkan on September 20, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Matt Roberts - World Rugby/World Rugby via Getty Images)

Japan got off to a good start getting a bonus point win over Russia in the opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Here is what Japan coach Jamie Joseph had to say afterwards.

South African born Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick of tries for the host.

Captain Michael Leitch knows that it was not perfect but a good start non the less.

Russia can be proud of their effort as their captain spoke after the match

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