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

80'

Michael Leitch has made 10 good tackles so far this game.

78'

France have won 60 rucks so far this game.

78'

Judicael Cancoriet has made 10 good tackles so far this game.

76'

Yu Tamura curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the left.

74'

France decide to make a substitution, with Fabien Sanconnie getting some game time.

74'

France decide to make a substitution, with Louis Picamoles being replaced.

74'

Henry Chavancy has made 10 good tackles so far this game.

74'

France make a substitution with Daniel Kotze coming on.

74'

France make a substitution with Rabah Slimani coming off.

74'
Try

Japan are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Asaeli Ai Valu touching down.

72'

Japan have won 80 rucks so far this game.

69'

Japan sub Fetuani Lautami comes onto the field.

67'

Wimpie van der Walt departs for Japan.

67'

Shintaro Ishihara comes on for Japan.

67'

Keita Inagaki leaves the field.

67'
Penalty Goal

Francois Trinh-Duc adds the three points for France.

67'

Antoine Dupont comes on.

65'

Baptiste Serin comes off.

65'
Penalty Goal

Yu Tamura does the business as his penalty goal attempt goes over.

62'

Fumiaki Tanaka comes on.

60'

Yutaka Nagare comes off.

60'

Yoshitaka Tokunaga comes on.

60'

Shinya Makabe comes off.

60'

Japan decide to make a substitution, with Sione Teaupa getting some game time.

60'

Japan decide to make a substitution, with Harumichi Tatekawa being replaced.

60'
Yellow Card

Gabriel Lacroix (France) is shown a yellow card.

60'

Japan make a substitution with Asaeli Ai Valu coming on.

54'

Japan make a substitution with Jiwon Koo coming off.

54'

France sub Camille Chat comes onto the field.

54'

Guilhem Guirado departs for France.

54'

Lomano Lemeki makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

52'

France have won 40 rucks so far this game.

52'
Conversion

Francois Trinh-Duc makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

50'

Sebastien Taofifenua comes on for France.

49'

Jefferson Poirot leaves the field.

49'

Spellbinding play by Francois Trinh-Duc is finished off with a try.

49'

Fabulous play by France has led to Gabriel Lacroix being able to wriggle through a gap.

49'
Try

The kick through from France has allowed Gabriel Lacroix to touch down.

48'

Hugo Bonneval comes on.

48'

Scott Spedding comes off.

48'

Mathieu Bastareaud comes on.

45'

Damian Penaud comes off.

45'

Trouble here as Amanaki Mafi breaches the defence.

44'

Japan have won 60 rucks so far this game.

43'
Conversion

Yu Tamura converts the try.

43'

Amanaki Mafi played a key part in that try.

42'

This is dangerous for the defence as Timothy Lafaele bursts through to advance the Japan attack.

41'
Try

A stunning solo try from Timothy Lafaele.

41'

Boom!!! Explosive hit there by Jefferson Poirot.

41'

A gap opened in the defence and Lomano Lemeki took full advantage.

40'

Paul Jedrasiak comes on.

40'

Romain Taofifenua comes off.

40'

The second half is underway.

40'

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

40'
Conversion

Francois Trinh-Duc has kicked a conversion.

40'

That's a great try assist by Baptiste Serin.

39'
Try

A series of passes by France results in a try for Rabah Slimani.

39'

Japan decide to make a substitution, with Wimpie van der Walt getting some game time.

33'

Japan decide to make a substitution, with Yoshitaka Tokunaga being replaced.

33'

The defensive line has been broken as Gabriel Lacroix goes through the gap.

32'

Japan have won 40 rucks so far this game.

31'
Penalty Goal

Francois Trinh-Duc makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.

29'

Japan make a substitution with Yoshitaka Tokunaga coming on.

28'

Japan make a substitution with Wimpie van der Walt coming off.

28'

What a tackle there by Harumichi Tatekawa as he saves a certain try!.

28'

What a run here by Gabriel Lacroix as they gets over the gainline!.

28'

France have won 20 rucks so far this game.

27'

Yu Tamura has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.

24'

Kotaro Matsushima makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

23'

Yu Tamura sets up the try.

23'

Fabulous play by Japan has led to Shota Horie being able to wriggle through a gap.

23'
Try

Great hands by Japan leads to a try for Shota Horie.

22'

Trouble here as Kotaro Matsushima breaches the defence.

20'

Japan sub Yoshikazu Fujita comes onto the field.

17'

Kenki Fukuoka departs for Japan.

17'

Shinya Makabe comes on for Japan.

16'

Yoshitaka Tokunaga leaves the field.

16'

This is dangerous for the defence as Baptiste Serin bursts through to advance the France attack.

16'
Penalty Goal

Francois Trinh-Duc kicks the penalty.

13'

Japan have won 20 rucks so far this game.

10'

A gap opened in the defence and Kenki Fukuoka took full advantage.

9'

Yoshitaka Tokunaga comes on.

7'

Shinya Makabe comes off.

7'

The defensive line has been broken as Teddy Thomas goes through the gap.

5'
Penalty Goal

Yu Tamura has kicked a penalty goal.

4'

Oh what a hit by Guilhem Guirado, stopping the ball carrier in his tracks!!!!.

1'

We are underway as the referee blows his whistle.

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Match Details

France v Japan

Internationals - Round 1
Sat 25th November 2017, 03:00pm EST
Paris La Défense Arena

Points Flow Chart

Game ends in a Draw
France
Japan
France
Time in lead
Japan
26
Mins in lead
31
32%
% Of Game In Lead
38%
0%
Possession Last 10 min
%
0
Points Last 10 min

Key Events

Full Time
Ai Valu
72'
23 - 23
Trinh-Duc
23 - 18
67'
Tamura
62'
20 - 18
Lacroix
20 - 15
60'
Trinh-Duc
20 - 15
50'
Lacroix
18 - 15
48'
Tamura
43'
13 - 15
Lafaele
41'
13 - 13
Half Time
Trinh-Duc
13 - 8
40'
Slimani
11 - 8
39'
Trinh-Duc
6 - 8
29'
Horie
22'
3 - 8
Trinh-Duc
3 - 3
13'
Tamura
4'
0 - 3
Start

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