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Who Will Win?
Argentina will enter the game as the favourites, but you can never count out the Brave Blossoms, who have been known to spring several surprises at the Rugby World Cup over the years.
Think you know which way this pivotal Japan vs Argentina encounter will go? Vote in our poll below.
Our data doesn’t quite go back this far, but it does show you what happened during the last Japan vs Argentina encounter, when Argentina won 54-20.
As the two sides continue to face each other, this data will continually update and you’ll be able to spot patterns, such as how often the home team wins and how often the team that scores the first try wins.
Overall, as the data below shows, there’s very little to choose between the two teams in terms of overall form. However, going into this matchup, Argentina have the edge in terms of wins, tries scored and points difference in their last five matches.
Japan vs Argentina 2023: Detailed Match Preview
This particular instalment of Japan vs Argentina will perhaps be the most important ever. After all, the winner of this game will advance to the quarter-final stage of the competition as the runner-up in Pool D, while the loser will exit the tournament.
There’s so much on the line here that this game promises to be a classic encounter between two teams that will leave everything on the pitch. We can’t wait to see what happens.
When was the first Japan vs Argentina game?
The first Japan vs Argentina game took place in 1993, when Japan toured Argentina. After an incredibly close game, Argentina emerged victorious 30-27.
Have Japan ever played against Argentina at the Rugby World Cup?
Yes, Japan have faced Argentina once before at a Rugby World Cup. The two sides met during the 1999 Rugby World Cup and Argentina won the game 33-12.
Have Japan ever beaten Argentina?
Yes. Japan and Argentina have faced each other six times in history. Argentina have won five of these encounters, while Japan have won one. This was a 44-29 victory in Tokyo in 1998.
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