Japan fans celebrate the team’s win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup. Photo: AP Japan fans celebrate the team’s win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup. Photo: AP
Japan fans celebrate the team’s win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup. Photo: AP
Tim Noonan
Opinion

Opinion

In the scrum by Tim Noonan

Rugby World Cup: typhoon be damned, fans root for the home team as Japan digs out from another natural disaster

  • Historical victory for hosts at RWC is tempered by the damage from Typhoon Hagibis less than 24 hours earlier

Japan fans celebrate the team’s win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup. Photo: AP Japan fans celebrate the team’s win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup. Photo: AP
Japan fans celebrate the team’s win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup. Photo: AP
READ FULL ARTICLE
Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.