COMMENT

A wonderful opening ceremony and first few games of this Rugby World Cup and, for All Blacks supporters' and what looks to be the vast proportion of Japanese fans here, a reassuring performance from the defending champions in Yokohama. Konichiwa indeed.

And yet, while the first weekend of the ninth World Cup and first in Asia has begun with a colourful mix of drama, close results and an indication that all-out attack will be prevalent, at least initially, concerns remain.

For all the pre-tournament warnings that cards will be shown without hesitation in order to protect the safety of

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