They have beaten Fiji, Tonga, Georgia, Russia and Italy. Bar one victory over Italy in Oita in 2018, they have been soundly beaten by New Zealand, England and South Africa – though there is no shame in defeat to perhaps the three World Cup favourites – while also having lost against Italy in another Test. He enters with a streak of three consecutive top-10s. Current form: In truth, world cup jersey 2014 Japan’s form over the last couple of years against Tier 1 opposition does not make for great reading.