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Watch: The shock and ecstacy as Japan players celebrate taking Springbok scalp

What a way to take your second ever win at the Rugby World Cup.

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THE BRAVE BLOSSOMS more than lived up to their name with a stunning Rugby World Cup Pool B victory over mighty South Africa in Brighton today.

It took a super human effort from a side with few – if any – household names to take down one of the tournament favourites.

Just watch how it feels to record your country’s first win at a World Cup for 24 long years, and let the ecstatic joy seep into your soul.

Here’s the moment Karne Hesketh dived in to the corner to seal the most famous win in World Cup history

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Pool B - South Africa v Japan - Brighton Community Stadium Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Pool B - South Africa v Japan - Brighton Community Stadium Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Scenes!

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Pool B - South Africa v Japan - Brighton Community Stadium Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Britain Rugby WCup South Africa Japan

Britain Rugby WCup South Africa Japan Source: Tim Ireland

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Pool B - South Africa v Japan - Brighton Community Stadium Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Jean de Villiers and the Springboks struggling to come to terms with defeat in the background

Britain Rugby WCup South Africa Japan Source: Tim Ireland

Britain Rugby WCup South Africa Japan Source: Tim Ireland

Astounding. Arigato, Japan

Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2015 - Pool B - South Africa v Japan - Brighton Community Stadium Source: PA Wire/PA Images

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