Okay I know Japan took advantage of the ridiculous three-year residency rule to boost their squad with Kiwis, but they still provided the highlight of the World Cup by beating South Africa with a bold last-minute decision.
They were the first team to bow out at the knockout stages despite winning three games so coach Eddie Jones is my man of the tournament.
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It would be great to believe that England’s entire management set-up studied the knockout stages in great detail and were inspired to imitate and emulate.
But I suspect they’ve spent the last few weeks since England’s pathetic knockout navel-gazing and trying to come up with strategies to keep their own jobs.