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

81'
Conversion

Teti Tela converts the try.

81'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Fiji is finished off by Frank Lomani

80'

Joseva Tamani sets up the try.

80'

This is dangerous for the defence as Joseva Tamani bursts through to advance the Fiji attack.

80'

Eroni Mawi comes on.

78'

Peni Ravai comes off.

78'

Japan go for goal with Seungsin Lee taking the conversion but their aim is not up to scratch as the ball slides to the left of the post.

77'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Japan is finished off by Semisi Masirewa

76'

Spellbinding play by Ryoto Nakamura is finished off with a try.

76'
Yellow Card

Sireli Maqala (Fiji) is shown a yellow card

73'
Conversion

Seungsin Lee has kicked a conversion.

71'
Try

A bit of individual brilliance by Jone Naikabula leads to a try for Japan

70'

A gap opened in the defence and Jone Naikabula took full advantage.

70'

That's a great try assist by Yutaka Nagare.

70'

A gap opened in the defence and Tomoki Osada took full advantage.

68'

Fiji make a substitution with Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta coming on.

65'

Fiji make a substitution with Temo Mayanavanua coming off.

65'

The defensive line has been broken as Peni Ravai goes through the gap.

62'

Japan sub Ryoto Nakamura comes onto the field.

61'

Dylan Riley departs for Japan.

61'

Ilaisa Droasese comes on for Fiji.

59'

Ben Volavola leaves the field.

59'

Ben Gunter comes on for Japan.

58'

Kazuki Himeno leaves the field.

58'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Ben Volavola kicks the conversion.

58'
Try

A penetrating move by Fiji results in a try for Frank Lomani.

57'

Meli Derenalagi played a key part in that try.

57'

What a run here by Meli Derenalagi as they get over the gainline!

57'

Seungsin Lee comes on for Japan.

55'

Rikiya Matsuda leaves the field.

55'

Joseva Tamani comes on.

52'

Kitione Kamikamica comes off.

52'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Mesake Doge getting some game time.

49'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Luke Tagi being replaced.

49'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Peni Ravai getting some game time.

49'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Eroni Mawi being replaced.

49'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Tevita Ikanivere getting some game time.

49'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Sam Matavesi being replaced.

49'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Frank Lomani getting some game time.

49'

Fiji decide to make a substitution, with Simione Kuruvoli being replaced.

49'

Ben Volavola steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the left.

45'

Japan make a substitution with Craig Millar coming on.

40'

Japan make a substitution with Keita Inagaki coming off.

40'

Japan make a substitution with Jiwon Gu coming on.

40'

Japan make a substitution with Asaeli Ai Valu coming off.

40'

Japan make a substitution with Shota Horie coming on.

40'

Japan make a substitution with Atsushi Sakate coming off.

40'

Japan make a substitution with Yutaka Nagare coming on.

40'

Japan make a substitution with Naoto Saito coming off.

40'

The second half kicks off.

40'

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

40'
Conversion

Ben Volavola does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

38'
Try

The pick and go results in a try for Fiji as Simione Kuruvoli goes over.

37'

Trouble here as Waisea Nayacalevu breaches the defence.

28'

This is dangerous for the defence as Simione Kuruvoli bursts through to advance the Fiji attack.

23'

Japan decide to make a substitution, with Kanji Shimokawa getting some game time.

22'

Japan decide to make a substitution, with Amato Fakatava being replaced.

22'
Conversion

Ben Volavola converts the try.

17'
Try

Fiji are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Eroni Mawi picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.

16'

A gap opened in the defence and Jiuta Wainiqolo took full advantage.

13'

Teti Tela comes on for Fiji.

6'

Vilimoni Botitu leaves the field.

6'
Red Card

Pieter Labuschagne (Japan) is shown the red card

6'
Conversion

Ben Volavola has kicked a conversion.

4'
Try

Great hands by Fiji leads to a try for Waisea Nayacalevu

3'

Meli Derenalagi sets up the try.

3'

The defensive line has been broken as Meli Derenalagi goes through the gap.

3'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

Fiji v Japan

Internationals - Round 1
Sat 5th August 2023, 06:15am EDT
Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium

Points Flow Chart

Fiji win +23
Japan
Fiji
Japan
Time in lead
Fiji
0
Mins in lead
79
0%
% Of Game In Lead
98%
52%
Possession Last 10 min
48%
12
Points Last 10 min
7

Key Events

Full Time
Tela
81'
12 - 35
Lomani
80'
12 - 33
Masirewa
12 - 28
76'
Maqala
73'
7 - 28
Lee
7 - 28
71'
Naikabula
5 - 28
70'
Volavola
58'
0 - 28
Lomani
57'
0 - 26
Half Time
Volavola
38'
0 - 21
Kuruvoli
37'
0 - 19
Volavola
17'
0 - 14
Mawi
16'
0 - 12
Labuschagne
0 - 7
6'
Volavola
4'
0 - 7
Nayacalevu
3'
0 - 5
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
1.7
7
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
2.9
12
Entries

Attack Profile

Japan
Fiji
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Defence Profile

Japan
Fiji
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
66%
67%
3-6 secs
23%
22%
6+ secs
6%
7%
88
Rucks Won
71

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