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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

80'

The ball swings towards the posts but floats to the right, James O'Connor will have to re-adjust the radar.

79'
Try

Great forward play by Australia allows Connal McInerney to score the try.

78'

This is dangerous for the defence as Jordan Petaia bursts through to advance the Australia attack.

75'

Australia decide to make a substitution, with James O'Connor getting some game time.

74'

Australia decide to make a substitution, with Quade Cooper being replaced.

74'
Penalty Goal

Yu Tamura has kicked a penalty goal.

73'

Japan make a substitution with Tevita Tatafu coming on.

69'

Japan make a substitution with Kazuki Himeno coming off.

69'

Australia make a substitution with Connal McInerney coming on.

69'

Australia make a substitution with Folau Fainga'a coming off.

69'

Japan make a substitution with Asaeli Ai Valu coming on.

69'

Japan make a substitution with Jiwon Gu coming off.

69'

Japan make a substitution with Yusuke Niwai coming on.

69'

Japan make a substitution with Atsushi Sakate coming off.

69'

The penalty attempt by Quade Cooper has rebounded off the left post and back into play.

68'

Australia sub Tate McDermott comes onto the field.

62'

Nic White departs for Australia.

62'

Japan sub Naoto Saito comes onto the field.

62'

Dylan Riley comes on for Japan.

57'

Yutaka Nagare departs for Japan.

62'

Lomano Lemeki leaves the field.

57'

Pete Samu comes on for Australia.

56'

Rob Leota leaves the field.

56'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Yu Tamura kicks the conversion.

56'
Try

A perfectly timed interception by Ryoto Nakamura allows them to score the try.

55'

What a run here by Ryoto Nakamura as they get over the gainline!

55'

Rikiya Matsuda steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the right.

54'

Darcy Swain comes on.

52'

Matt Philip comes off.

52'

Allan Alaalatoa comes on.

52'

Taniela Tupou comes off.

52'

Angus Bell comes on.

52'

James Slipper comes off.

52'

Quade Cooper has hooked the conversion to the right of the posts.

52'
Try

A penetrating move by Australia results in a try for Rob Leota.

51'

What a run here by Rob Leota as they get over the gainline!

51'

Folau Fainga'a sets up the try.

51'

What a run here by Nic White as they get over the gainline!

51'

Japan decide to make a substitution, with Yoshitaka Tokunaga getting some game time.

48'

Japan decide to make a substitution, with Ben Gunter being replaced.

48'

Japan decide to make a substitution, with Craig Millar getting some game time.

47'

Japan decide to make a substitution, with Keita Inagaki being replaced.

47'

Japan decide to make a substitution, with Yu Tamura getting some game time.

47'

Japan decide to make a substitution, with Semisi Masirewa being replaced.

47'
Yellow Card

Lomano Lemeki (Japan) is shown a yellow card

47'

Australia go for goal with Quade Cooper taking the conversion but their aim is not up to scratch as the ball slides to the left of the post.

43'
Try

Slick passing by Australia leads to a try for Taniela Tupou.

42'

Folau Fainga'a played a key part in that try.

42'

Folau Fainga'a makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

42'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40'
Penalty Goal

Quade Cooper kicks the penalty.

40'

Fabulous play by Australia has led to Rob Leota being able to wriggle through a gap.

38'

Fabulous play by Japan has led to Rikiya Matsuda being able to wriggle through a gap.

36'
Penalty Goal

The Japan supporters go wild as Rikiya Matsuda successfully kicks the penalty goal.

32'
Conversion

Rikiya Matsuda makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

26'
Try

Lomano Lemeki gathers the kick to score the try for Japan.

25'

Rikiya Matsuda played a key part in that try.

25'
Conversion

Quade Cooper makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

23'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Australia is finished off by Jordan Petaia

21'

This is dangerous for the defence as Jordan Petaia bursts through to advance the Australia attack.

21'

That's a great try assist by Andrew Kellaway.

21'
Penalty Goal

Rikiya Matsuda does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

15'

Australia sub Jordan Petaia comes onto the field.

13'

Reece Hodge departs for Australia.

13'

A gap opened in the defence and Timothy Lafaele took full advantage.

11'
Conversion

Quade Cooper has kicked a conversion.

8'
Try

Great hands by Australia leads to a try for Tom Wright

6'

The defensive line has been broken as Tom Wright goes through the gap.

6'

That's a great try assist by Quade Cooper.

6'

The defensive line has been broken as Quade Cooper goes through the gap.

5'

The defensive line has been broken as Tom Wright goes through the gap.

0'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

0'
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Match Details

Australia v Japan

Internationals - Round 1
Sat 23rd October 2021, 12:45am EDT
Showa Denko Dome Oita

Points Flow Chart

Australia win +9
Japan
Australia
Japan
Time in lead
Australia
0
Mins in lead
76
0%
% Of Game In Lead
95%
66%
Possession Last 10 min
34%
3
Points Last 10 min
5

Key Events

Full Time
McInerney
78'
23 - 32
Tamura
23 - 27
73'
Tamura
20 - 27
56'
Nakamura
18 - 27
55'
Leota
51'
13 - 27
Lemeki
13 - 22
47'
Tupou
42'
13 - 22
Half Time
Cooper
40'
13 - 17
Matsuda
13 - 14
32'
Matsuda
10 - 14
26'
Lemeki
8 - 14
25'
Cooper
23'
3 - 14
Petaia
21'
3 - 12
Matsuda
3 - 7
15'
Cooper
8'
0 - 7
Wright
6'
0 - 5
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
1.5
9
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
2.9
11
Entries

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