An excellent second half helped Japan beat Italy in Oita, the Brave Blossoms taking a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Number 8 rankings
- World#80 / 141-1
- Internationals#21 / 31- NC
- Six Nations#8 / 8- NC
- European Rugby Champions Cup#44 / 67- NC
- Pro 14#18 / 30- NC
RPI / All Tournaments / Number 8
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- Argentina 30 Nov -0001
- England 14 Feb 2016
- Ireland 12 Mar 2016
- Wales 19 Mar 2016
- South Africa 19 Nov 2016
- Tonga 26 Nov 2016
- Wales 05 Feb 2017
- Ireland 11 Feb 2017
- England 26 Feb 2017
- France 11 Mar 2017
- Scotland 18 Mar 2017
- Scotland 10 Jun 2017
- Fiji 17 Jun 2017
- Australia 24 Jun 2017
- Toulon 21 Oct 2017
- Fiji 11 Nov 2017
- Argentina 18 Nov 2017
- South Africa 25 Nov 2017
- Scarlets 16 Dec 2017
- Bath 20 Jan 2018
- Ireland 10 Feb 2018
- Scotland 17 Mar 2018
- Japan 09 Jun 2018
- Japan 16 Jun 2018
Minutes Played %Minutes232Games4Total320
Tackles Won %Attempts45Tackles43Missed2
AttackPoints5Tries1Metres70Carries12Defenders Beaten4Clean Breaks2Passes6Offloads0Try Assists0
GeneralPenalty Conceded Killing Ruck1Penalty Conceded Own Half2Turnover Turnover Forward Pass1Turnover Own Half1Pen Defs2Handling Error3Carries Support2Catch From Kick1Collection From Kick1Collection Success1Turnover Lost In Ruck Or Maul1Carries Not Made Gain Line12Turnover Forward Pass1Lineouts Won4Turnover Opp Half3Turnover Knock On2Gain Line12Runs26Penalty Conceded High Tackle1
DefenceTackles43Missed Tackles2Turnovers Won2Turnovers Conceded4
DisciplinePenalties Conceded2Yellow Cards0Red Cards0
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