#807 Rugby World Cup at Hanazono rugby stadium ~ USA vs TGA ~
The day before the game, Japan was hit by Typhoon
Finally I went to see the Rugby World Cup game at Hanazono rugby stadium in Higashiosaka on Oct. 13th.
The game was USA vs TGA. One the day before the game, Japan was hit by Typhoon Hagibis. I worried that the game may get canceled due to the typhoon. Actually two other games were canceled because of the typhoon on Oct. 12th. This is the first time ever Rugby World Cup have been canceled.
Tonga beat USA
The game started with a moment of silence to show respect to everyone who had been affected by the typhoon.
In the first half the score was USA 12 – Tonga 7.
Tonga bounced back in the second half to get their first win at RWC 2019 and fourth spot in Pool C.
The most memorable scene for me was when Tonga player Hingano tried in the second half. He jumped into the in-goal like a flying fish. It happened in front of me so I could see it very clearly.
USA couldn’t maintain their form in the second half and Tonga beat USA with a final score of 31 – 19.
Both teams are going home. Although, they can’t go to the quarter finals, it was a very evenly matched game.
I enjoyed the RWC and hope it will go smoothly.
I cheered loudly and enjoyed the match.
Watching the games really gave me lots of excitement and energy.
A lot of the foreign fans were dressing up. One dressed as Elvis Presley. It was fun to see such fans, too.
I hope the rest of the RWC will go smoothly and not affected by another typhoon.
There are many great teams left in the tournament so only time will tell who the world champion is.