There must have been a feeling of personal redemption for rugby coaching legend Eddie Jones on Saturday.

Twelve years ago Authentic Alex Pietrangelo Jersey , in one of the most memorable Rugby World Cup finals of all time, his Australian side lost in extra time at home to England, or, more specifically, to English star Jonny Wilkinson, whose devastatingly accurate kicking was just too good, too often. His players had left everything on the field and had made their country proud, but still came up agonizingly short.

On Saturday, in England of all places, Jones' current charges, Japan, also left everything on the field, making their country proud and winning the hearts of neutrals the world over.

Except, this time, Jones left with a win.

Somehow, in a result that still beggars belief more than 24 hours later, Japan, who had never previously won a World Cup match, beat South Africa, statistically the best team in tournament history, by 34-32.

Score for score, Japan's motley crew of local players and naturalized citizens matched the professionals from South Africa. Each time Japan caught up, South Africa would respond almost immediately, and it felt only a matter of time before the favorites would pull away and make the scoreline respectable, even if their performance had been anything but.

Deep into added time, however, Japan rolled over for one more try - and South Africa had no time to answer.

Even though it was surely the greatest upset in Rugby World Cup history, it still may not have much of a lasting effect on this World Cup: South Africa could qualify by winning their remaining matches, while Japan are unlikely to make it out of the group stages.

But the lessons learned can be applied on a wider scale.

Just a handful of people in China would have watched the match, but Chinese soccer players, for example, would do well to view a repeat of the game and emulate the discipline, resolve and team spirit showed by the Japanese.

Sport is entertaining in large part because the result is not predetermined. Underdogs do win from time to time, however unlikely, with sports fans of all colors celebrating their success.

Moaning about China's soccer team has become something of a national pastime in recent years. Fans instead should focus their energies on making their team the next celebrated underdogs.

World Cup qualification is the immediate goal, but once there, that elusive World Cup victory could yet lie ahead.

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump pushed Congress on Tuesday to act swiftly to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and follow up with a replacement. Speaker Paul Ryan, after talking with Trump, announced that the House would aim to take both steps "concurrently."

The push for speed and coordination came as growing numbers of Republicans expressed concerns about GOP leadership's plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement in hand, potentially leaving the 20 million people who gained coverage under the law in limbo.

"We have to get to business. Obamacare has been a catastrophic event," Trump said in an interview with The New York Times.

"Long to me would be weeks," he added of the gap between repealing and replacing the law. "It won't be repeal and then two years later go in with another plan."

Yet that's exactly the scenario that had been envisioned by GOP leaders who've described a transition period of months or years between repealing the enormously complex law and replacing it with something else.

Under the congressional timetable, procedural budget votes set for later this week in the House and Senate would put the repeal process in motion. But the vote on repealing "Obamacare" wasn't expected until mid-February at earliest; a full replacement hadn't been expected until months or even years later.

Trump seemed confused about that schedule, telling the Times that the repeal should be "probably sometime next week," and "the replace will be very quickly or simultaneously, very shortly thereafter."

Despite his imprecision, Trump was clear that he put an imperative on speed for both repealing and replacing the law, a message certain to be received loud and clear by congressional Republicans, some of whom had been urging the president-elect to make his views on the matter better known.

And even before Trump's comments Tuesday, the notion of a lengthy transition period was running into problems on Capitol Hill from Republicans anxious about waiting too long between repealing the health law and replacing it. House Republicans in particular, who face voters every two years, are eager to dispense with the matter before the 2018 midterm elections.

Facing growing demands for speed, Ryan addressed reporters Tuesday morning and described a new approach.

cgoal to bring it all together concurrently," Ryan said. "We're going to use every tool at our disposal, through legislation, through regulation, to bring replace concurrent along with repeal, so that we can save people from this mess."

That may be easier said than done. Under arcane budget rules in the Senate, Republicans will likely be able to use their slim majority to push through repeal legislation without Democratic votes. But they would need Democrats' help to write a replacement bill. Ryan indicated Tuesday Republicans would try to get around that obstacle by passing some elements of the replacement bill using fast-track Senate rules, too.

Yet although they agree on certain approaches like expanding the use of health savings accounts, Republicans are far from agreeing on a unified GOP solution that could take the place of the far-reaching Affordable Care Act, frustrating some in the party.

"We've been at it now for six years and it's time for us to produce a replacement plan and hopefully we'll do that in the very near term," said Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who's among a .