MATCH
CENTRE
All fixtures and scores here!
Login
Logout
Show scores
JAP
Japan
31
69
FT
New Zealand
NZL
International Rugby
Saturday 03 November 2018, 1:45am EDT

Japan v New Zealand

  • Live Blog
  • Key Events
  • Match Feed
  • Social Feed

Key Events

  • FT
  • ConversionYu Tamura
    70'
  • TRY!Timothy Lafaele
    69'
  • TRY!George Bridge
    66'
  • ConversionJordie Barrett
    63'
  • TRY!Ngani Laumape
    62'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    60'
  • TRY!Matt Proctor
    59'
  • TRY!Waisake Naholo
    56'
  • TRY!Jamie Henry
    51'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    47'
  • TRY!George Bridge
    46'
  • HT
  • TRY!Timothy Lafaele
    40'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    38'
  • TRY!Ngani Laumape
    37'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    35'
  • TRY!Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
    34'
  • ConversionYu Tamura
    33'
  • TRY!Hendrik Tui
    32'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    28'
  • TRY!Ngani Laumape
    27'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    20'
  • TRY!Richie Mo'unga
    18'
  • ConversionRichie Mo'unga
    15'
  • TRY!Dane Coles
    14'
  • ConversionYu Tamura
    5'
  • TRY!Samuela Anise
    3'
  • Penalty GoalRichie Mo'unga
    2'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
434
522
Metres
48
40
Carries
24
25
Defenders beaten
11
18
Clean breaks
153
156
Passes
12
9
Offloads
16
20
Turnovers conceded
5
12
Turnovers won
111
114
Tackles
25
24
Missed tackles
Japan T C P
15 Ryohei Yamanaka 0 0 0
14 Jamie Henry 1 0 0
13 Will Tupou 0 0 0
12 Timothy Lafaele 2 0 0
11 Kenki Fukuoka 0 0 0
10 Yu Tamura 0 3 0
9 Yutaka Nagare 0 0 0
1 Keita Inagaki 0 0 0
2 Atsushi Sakate 0 0 0
3 Hiroshi Yamashita 0 0 0
4 Wimpie van der Walt 0 0 0
5 Samuela Anise 1 0 0
6 Michael Leitch 0 0 0
7 Kazuki Himeno 0 0 0
8 Hendrik Tui 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Yusuke Niwai 0 0 0
17 Masataka Mikami 0 0 0
18 Asaeli Ai Valu 0 0 0
19 Uwe Helu 0 0 0
20 VakautaIsileli Nakajima 0 0 0
21 Fumiaki Tanaka 0 0 0
22 Rikiya Matsuda 0 0 0
23 Ryoto Nakamura 0 0 0
New Zealand T C P
15 Jordie Barrett 0 1 0
14 Nehe Milner-Skudder 0 0 0
13 Matt Proctor 1 0 0
12 Ngani Laumape 3 0 0
11 Waisake Naholo 1 0 0
10 Richie Mo'unga 1 7 1
9 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi 1 0 0
1 Ofa Tuungafasi 0 0 0
2 Dane Coles 1 0 0
3 Angus Taavao-Matau 0 0 0
4 Patrick Tuipulotu 0 0 0
5 Jackson Hemopo 0 0 0
6 Vaea Fifita 0 0 0
7 Dalton Papali'i 0 0 0
8 Luke Whitelock 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Liam Coltman 0 0 0
17 Tim Perry 0 0 0
18 Tyrel Lomax 0 0 0
19 Dillon Hunt 0 0 0
20 Gareth Evans 0 0 0
21 Mitchell Drummond 0 0 0
22 Brett Cameron 0 0 0
23 George Bridge 2 0 0

Standings

International Rugby

Sorry no standings available at this time.
Live Blog
Match Feed
  • FULL TIME - The final whistle sounds in Tokyo!  It was another try-fest in the second half with 7 tries scored to add to the 8 in the first half.  The All Blacks had too much skill and power across the park but the Blossoms fought right to the final whistle and showed that they have plenty of upside going into a home World Cup next year.  But in the end it was New Zealand opening their end-of-year tour with a comprehensive 69-31 victory over Japan.
    '
  • Inside their own territory, Japan have the scrum feed with just under 2 minutes left on the clock - can the Blossoms come up with a late consolation try?  This will be a disappointing result for the home side but they have shown glimpses of their potential this afternoon.
    79''
  • A chaotic passage of play, with the ball switching hands one way and then the other, comes to an end with Jordie Barrett taking play up to the Blossoms' 22 with his kick for touch.
    76''
  • Terrific support for this test match in Tokyo with the attendance this afternoon exceeding 43,000.
    74''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Japan (Yu Tamura) 69-31 New Zealand
    74''
  • Despite the scoreline, Japan are showing plenty of heart!  With a brilliant burst down the left hand side, Kenki Fukuoka breaks the tackle and draws the defence out wide before releasing inside to the support runners - Timothy Lafaele gets on the end of a chain of short, sharp accurate passes and finishes the move off with his second try.
    72''
  • Try
    TRY! Japan (Timothy Lafaele) 69-29 New Zealand
    72''
  • MISS! The conversion attempt from Jordie Barrett is unsuccessful.
    71''
  • Four in a row to New Zealand!  Ngani Laumape rolls his kick into open space out to the left for the run of George Bridge who has been a sensation in this second half - he skilfully keeps the ball moving with his kick off the ground and on the follow through he scores his second try.
    69''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (George Bridge) 69-24 New Zealand
    68''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Jordie Barrett) 64-24 New Zealand
    66''
  • It's becoming a procession in Tokyo!  Ngani Laumape spots open space behind the Japanese defence and rolls a perfectly weighted kick inside the in-goal area - on the chase, he pounces on the loose ball to score his hat-trick try.
    64''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Ngani Laumape) 62-24 New Zealand
    63''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo’unga) 57-24 New Zealand
    62''
  • All class from the All Blacks!  George Bridge has been electric since coming onto the field - he rolls his kick inside Japanese territory and chases strongly to regather on the bounce before releasing the pass inside to put Matt Proctor away to the try line.
    60''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Matt Proctor) 55-24 New Zealand
    60''
  • MISS!  The conversion attempt from Richie Mo’unga floats across the face of the posts and misses to the left.
    59''
  • The All Blacks bring up the half century!  New Zealand create an overlap out to the right and with a quick chain of passes they get the ball into the hands of Waisake Naholo who caps off the move by touching down in the corner.
    57''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Waisake Naholo) 50-24 New Zealand
    56''
  • MISS!  The flags stay down on the conversion attempt - it is New Zealand ahead by 3 converted tries, 45-24.
    54''
  • Japan come up with a quick response once again!  Outstanding vision from Yu Tamura who spots open space out to the right - his precision kick bounces perfectly for Jamie Henry who launches himself at the line and his acrobatic effort is rewarded with a try in the corner.
    52''
  • Try
    TRY! Japan (Jamie Henry) 45-24 New Zealand
    51''
  • Japan win a penalty just inside half way - their confidence in the line-out has been dented and so the Blossoms elect to take the tap.
    50''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo’unga) 45-19 New Zealand
    49''
  • The All Blacks score the first try of the second half!  Richie Mo’unga punches a hole in the Japanese defence to get the All Blacks surging forward - he offloads inside to Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi and the scrum half puts George Bridge away.
    48''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (George Bridge) 43-19 New Zealand
    47''
  • The kick for touch from Yu Tamura is centimetre perfect but it comes to nought with the line-out ball landing straight into New Zealand hands.
    46''
  • After a frantic passage of play, Japan are awarded a penalty - it's right in front of the posts but the hosts turn down a shot at the posts with Yu Tamura to kick for touch in the corner.
    44''
  • Patrick Tuipulotu spills the pass and possession is back with Japan via a scrum feed just short of the half way line.
    42''
  • Yutaka Nagare releases the pass straight into the hands of Dane Coles and the All Blacks have a chance to set up an attacking foray inside Japanese territory.
    41''
  • SECOND HALF - Yu Tamura sends the ball deep and we are underway in the second half.
    40''
  • HALF TIME - A highly entertaining first half that yielded 8 tries comes to an end.  Japan started brightly with the first try before New Zealand took control of the test match - at times the All Blacks looked as though they were going to run away with it but the Blossoms didn't throw in the towel and, with a try right on half time, have some momentum going into the second half.  At half time it is New Zealand leading 38-19 over Japan.
    '
  • MISS! That will be half time as the conversion attempt from Yu Tamura starts out to the left and stays there.
    40'+4''
  • Japan score with the last action of the first half!  A review by the TMO shows that with incredible strength Tim Lafaele, despite being pushed backwards, managed to find the edge of the line and the try is awarded.
    40'+3''
  • Try
    TRY! Japan (Tim Lafaele) 38-19 New Zealand
    40'+2''
  • Try or no try?  Tim Lafaele drives over in the corner amidst a tangle of bodies on the line - the decision for the TMO is whether he managed to get the ball to ground.
    40'''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo'unga) 38-14 New Zealand
    40'''
  • New Zealand make it two in a row in the shadows of half time!  Ngani Laumape, running a superb line, bashes his way through the defence before crashing over under the posts for his second try of this first half.
    39''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Ngani Laumape) 36-14 New Zealand
    39''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo'unga) 31-14 New Zealand
    38''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi) 29-14 New Zealand
    37''
  • The All Blacks hit back almost immediately!  A loose ball falls into the path of Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi who, with just the try line ahead, motors away to score under the posts - the TMO has a look at a potential forward pass in the lead up but the replay shows that the ball came off Japanese hands.
    37''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Japan (Yu Tamura) 24-14 New Zealand
    37''
  • Japan cross for their second try of this first half!  Hendrik Tui with a brilliant step off the right foot surges over the try line - the number 8 isn't able to get the ball down initially but in the resulting scramble referee Matthew Carley spots a grounding and the try is awarded.
    35''
  • Try
    TRY! Japan (Hendrik Tui) 24-12 New Zealand
    34''
  • Japan win a turnover and are on the move - the Blossoms burst within 5m of the New Zealand line but they are met with a wall of black shirts.
    32''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo'unga) 24-7 New Zealand
    31''
  • Three tries in a row to New Zealand!  On the end of a burst down the left hand side, Waisake Naholo sends a dangerous chip kick in behind Japan's defence - the All Blacks have massive numbers surging forward and the ball bounces straight into the path of Ngani Laumape who strides away.
    29''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Ngani Laumape) 22-7 New Zealand
    28''
  • Some sloppy handling from the All Blacks gifts possession back to Japan - the Blossoms have the scrum feed just ahead of the New Zealand 22m line.
    26''
  • Ryohei Yamanaka has time at the back to measure his kick but the ball skews off the side of his boot and lands over the touch line on the full - as a result, play will come all the way back to Japan's 22m line.
    25''
  • Ngani Laumape is penalised for a deliberate knock down - it's the first penalty of the match for Japan and Yu Tamura takes play up towards the All Blacks' 22 with his kick for touch.
    23''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo'unga) 17-7 New Zealand
    23''
  • The All Blacks make it two tries in quick succession!  Richie Mo'unga shapes to send the ball out to the right but then elects to straighten - with tremendous strength, the fly-half breaks through two defenders on his way to the try line.
    21''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Richie Mo'unga) 15-7 New Zealand
    21''
  • Discipline becoming an issue for Japan in this first half - the Blossoms concede penalty number 5 which will give Richie Mo'unga a chance to kick for touch deep inside Japanese territory.
    18''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! New Zealand (Richie Mo'unga) 10-7 New Zealand
    17''
  • The All Blacks strike back!  After some brilliant end to end rugby from New Zealand, the ball is shifted out to the left to the unmarked Dane Coles and the hooker, returning to Test rugby after a serious knee injury, touches down out wide.
    16''
  • Try
    TRY! New Zealand (Dane Coles) 8-7 New Zealand
    15''
  • Yutaka Nagare sends the ball into the air with a box kick however it travels further than the scrum half intended allowing Waisake Naholo to fly unopposed.
    13''
  • Turnover to Japan!  With a powerful rolling maul, the All Blacks march the ball towards the try line but, on the back of some excellent defence, the Blossoms come up with a turnover.
    11''
  • New Zealand win a free kick in the scrum and elect to pack down once again.
    11''
  • Conditions are perfect for rugby this afternoon in Tokyo with clear skies overhead and the mercury sitting around a comfortable 18 degrees.
    10''
  • New Zealand win a penalty however it comes to nought with Richie Mo’unga's kick for touch floating the wrong side of the corner flag - Japan have the scrum feed on their own 10m line.
    8''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Japan (Yu Tamura) 7-3 Japan
    7''
  • Japan score the first try of the test match!  Samuela Anise effects a stunning charge down of the attempted clearing kick from Samuela Anise - the lock follows up quickly to pounce on the rebound and bring the home crowd to its feet.
    5''
  • Try
    TRY! Japan (Samuela Anise) 5-3 Japan
    5''
  • Richie Mo’unga makes no mistake with his kick to put the All Blacks ahead early in the first half.
    4''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! New Zealand (Richie Mo’unga) 3-0 New Zealand
    4''
  • Hendrik Tui is penalised for playing at the ball with his hands and so Richie Mo’unga has a chance to put the first points on the scoreboard from right in front of the posts.
    3''
  • A penalty against Japan for offside will give the All Blacks an early chance to kick for territory.
    1''
  • FIRST HALF - Richie Mo’unga puts boot to ball and we are underway in the first half.
    1''
  • The formalities are complete and we are just moments away from kick off on an historic afternoon.
    '
  • One year out from the World Cup, Japan will see this afternoon's contest as a huge opportunity to test themselves against the all conquering All Blacks.
    '
  • Welcome to Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo where the 2019 World Cup hosts, Japan, face off against the reigning World Champions New Zealand.
    '

Live Match Centre – Japan v New Zealand