Wallabies coach not underestimating Japan

Wallabies coach not underestimating Japan

By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 19/10/2021
Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie. [Image: Planet Rugby]

Wallabies head coach Dave Rennie has assured that his side considers Japan as a genuine threat ahead of their clash with the Brave Blossoms in Oita on Saturday.

It is at Oita Dome where the Wallabies will open their end-of-year tour this weekend against an ambitious Japanese side set to play just their third test since their remarkable World Cup run to the quarter-finals in front of home fans two years ago.

After having not played at all last year due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Brave Blossoms returned to international rugby in June when they produced a proud effort in a 28-10 loss against the British and Irish Lions in Edinburgh.

The Jamie Joseph-coached outfit followed up its first-ever encounter with the famous touring side with a 39-31 defeat at the hands of Ireland in Dublin a week later.

It was that attacking style that both won the hearts of millions across the globe and proved lethal at the 2019 World Cup, and Rennie made note that his side will have to be at their best to avoid an upset in their first clash with Japan in three years.

The Wallabies face Japan at 4.45pm Saturday.

[Source: FoxSports]

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