LEE DOUGLAS: Japan’s shock win has set up the World Cup

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Japan set the 2015 World Cup alight with the biggest upset win in the history of the competition against South Africa on Saturday.

It was truly a phenomenal effort from Japan, as surprises like that just don’t happen in our sport.

They met the most physical team in the game head on and matched their efforts and it was a great spectacle.

It has really set up the World Cup nicely now. England kicked off with a solid win against Fiji.

All things considered with the disruption in the build up and the pressure on their shoulders, it was a decent start for us.

I’d have to watch the footage back to give a proper view on team selection, but from what I saw I’m glad they have picked Sam Burgess for the Wales game - he made an impact off the bench and I didn’t really notice Brad Barritt.

Burgess was getting beyond the gain line and denting the Fiji rearguard and he looked impressive.

I’d have picked Danny Cipriani in the squad as both our number 10s are very similar in George Ford and Owen Farrell, who has been selected ahead of Ford for Saturday.

I’d have kept Ford in for the Wales game, he can actually play rugby and attacks well, whereas I don’t think Farrell does that as well.

While I think England will beat Wales comfortably this weekend, I’m not looking past New Zealand to lift the trophy.

A bit closer to home, we have a huge local derby at Bridlington on Saturday and the guys are all up for it.

We’re undefeated so far and the guys should feel confident about that as we haven’t looked like losing and we haven’t played that well.

It’s an okay start to the season, but there is a lot more to come from this team.

The Brid game is always good-natured, the guys all know each other and it’s not as fruity as it maybe used to be, but we’re going there in confident mood looking for the win.