ABC radio show "PM" features the Samurai
Thursday, August 04 2005 @ 12:45 am ACST
Contributed by: Peter Parry
The story highlighted the Japanese victory over Spain in the opening game that morning and featured bilingual interviews with several Japanese players as well as with coach Troy Beard, who was said to have shed tears of joy over the Samurais' first IC victory.
The Japanese game plan was also described - do not kick to contests but to space to maximise the players pace advantage.
The story can be read in transcript, or better still, listened to in audio at the ABC website for "PM" for the 3rd August http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2005/s1429572.htm - check the archive link if looking at this story past 4th August.