World Cup diary: Dan Biggar makes young Japanese fan's day and All Blacks stars turn to corridor cricket out of boredom

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Author 2019-10-11 01:00:00

Dan Biggar was in high spirits after Wales’ win over Fiji despite suffering a second consecutive concussion - giving away both his match socks and shorts to Japanese fans.

A young boy wearing a Brave Blossoms shirt was filmed with the white shorts and said: ‘They are Dan Biggar’s! I am so happy!’

He might want to give them a wash first.


Wales fly-half Dan Biggar was good enough to give a young fan his shorts and socks

Georgia might be out of the World Cup, but want to take it to the Australians and show their nation’s fighting spirit.

Full-back Soso Matiashvili said: ‘In all of Georgian history we have been fighting, we’ve had wars and have been defending our country all the time, so it’s quite natural for Georgian people.

‘I think that’s why we are good in the scrum. We love to wrestle and to win the fight, so I hope we will dominate this part of the game, and if we do that we will have a good chance to win the game.’ 


Georgia Full-back Soso Matiashvili (right) promised to continue the fight against Australia

New Zealand have done what any bored team on tour would when a match is cancelled - started playing corridor cricket.

The All Blacks players set up a game in their hotel, with Jordie Barrett filmed bowling beamers at Anton Lienert-Brown.


Anton Lienert-Brown (batsman) faced some dubious bowling from Jordie Barrett

In all the Typhoon Hagibis wranglings, there have been two poor Italians caught up in the chaos.

With Andrea Lovotti and Nicola Quaglio banned for their tip-tackle on South African No 8 Duane Vermeulen coach Conor O’Shea called up two props - Giosue Zilocchi, 22, and uncapped 21-year-old Danilo Fischetti - specifically for the New Zealand game, which has now been cancelled.


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