The Achilles tendon may be the toughest in the body, but it can still rupture. A rupture often occurs due to intense stress – during exercise or an accident. It can sometimes heal by itself, but reattachment surgery is frequently necessary.
Less than a year after Japan produced one of rugby's greatest ever shocks by beating South Africa in the World Cup, Japan have done it again - this time edging out rugby powerhouse New Zealand.
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