Incredibly Germany is out, comprehensively beaten by Japan, with Son the most dangerous player on the park. Is this an even bigger shock than the Boks losing to Japan?
The answer is yes....the Boks got ambushed by a focused Japanese side, in a match that ultimately didn't matter. Germany got knocked out in a game they were taking very seriously
These things happen in sports.....but the Germans have been too complacent about their national team. Sure Bayern Munich is still one of the top 3 in the world....but their key players like Robin, Hames and Lewandowski aren't German.
Pom rugby appears to have been done in by the same kind of misconception.