A wild and crazy opening weekend for the Rugby World Cup

TOPSHOTS-RUGBYU-WC-2015-RSA-JPN-MATCH4Japan sent the shockwave felt around the Rugby World Cup world on Saturday by beating South Africa.

Deep breath.

Patrick Johnston is joined by former Canadian national teamer Glenn Ennis to look at the impact made by Eddie Jones on the Japan squad. Jones coached Ennis in Japan – and Ennis was one of the first professionals in Japan to boot. What are the lessons for Canadian rugby?

Curtis Reed from This is American Rugby returns as well to take stock of the American loss to the Samoans and the overall picture in Pool B, now that the Japanese are sudden quarterfinal favourites.

And what of Canada? They lost to Ireland, they figure they have a chance to beat Italy this weekend…there’s lots to talk about.

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