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Mellow Velo

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 So, the pool games are completed with the biggest surprise for me, being three time winners, Japan.
Had they not been expected to turn around in just 4 days, after the hardest game they had collectively played, who knows?
They certainly faded badly in that second half against Scotland.

 Others will probably cite the non-qualification of England, but given that only 6 months earlier, Wales had been odds on favourites to win in Cardiff and this being the aptly named "group of death"....

 In the end, we get what many would have predicted as the quarter finals, from which I'd say Ireland and Wales, in that order, offer the Northern Hemisphere's only chance for progression.
 Yet, in saying that, I'd also tip Argentina as the dark horse team. No longer are they just a one dimensional, forward force.
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