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34 - 38
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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

80'

Junta Hamano leaves the field.

80'

Gerhard van den Heever takes the conversion but it hits the upright and bounces away, kick unsuccessful.

79'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Kubota Spears is finished off by Rikus Pretorius

78'

This is dangerous for the defence as Rikus Pretorius bursts through to advance the Kubota Spears attack.

78'

Spellbinding play by Halatoa Vailea is finished off with a try.

78'

Takara Imamura comes on.

76'

Amanaki Saumaki comes off.

76'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers 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.

76'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Kobelco Kobe Steelers is finished off by Amanaki Saumaki

75'

A gap opened in the defence and Amanaki Saumaki took full advantage.

74'

Rakuhei Yamashita played a key part in that try.

74'

Harumichi Tatekawa looks to land a drop goal but it misses, sailing past the right handside of the posts.

74'

A gap opened in the defence and Kim Suryung took full advantage.

73'

Kubota Spears make a substitution with Kim Suryung coming on.

69'

Kubota Spears make a substitution with Koga Nezuka coming off.

69'

Kubota Spears make a substitution with Tomoki Kishioka coming on.

69'

Kubota Spears make a substitution with Shinobu Fujiwara coming off.

69'
Conversion

The Kobelco Kobe Steelers supporters go wild as Seungsin Lee successfully kicks the conversion.

69'
Try

Tiennan Costley scores the try from close range.

68'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers make a substitution with Gerard Cowley-Tuioti coming on.

66'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers make a substitution with Waisake Raratabu coming off.

66'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers make a substitution with Timothy Lafaele coming on.

66'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers make a substitution with Bryn Gatland coming off.

66'

Kubota Spears make a substitution with Satoshi Saita coming on.

66'

Kubota Spears make a substitution with Shoya Matsunami coming off.

66'

The defensive line has been broken as Michael Little goes through the gap.

65'
Penalty Goal

The touch judges raise their flags as Gerhard van den Heever kicks the penalty goal.

63'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers sub Hiroshi Yamashita comes onto the field.

61'

Jiwon Gu departs for Kobelco Kobe Steelers.

61'

Kubota Spears sub Yota Kamimori comes onto the field.

61'

Kota Kaishi departs for Kubota Spears.

61'

Kubota Spears sub Halatoa Vailea comes onto the field.

61'

Sione Teaupa departs for Kubota Spears.

61'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers sub Atsushi Hiwasa comes onto the field.

61'

Daiki Nakajima departs for Kobelco Kobe Steelers.

61'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers sub Shigure Takao comes onto the field.

60'

Isileli Nakajima departs for Kobelco Kobe Steelers.

60'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers sub Takuya Kitade comes onto the field.

60'

Kenta Matsuoka departs for Kobelco Kobe Steelers.

60'

Kubota Spears sub Hiroaki Sugimoto comes onto the field.

60'

Dane Coles departs for Kubota Spears.

60'
Conversion

The Kubota Spears supporters go wild as Gerhard van den Heever successfully kicks the conversion.

60'
Try

Kubota Spears are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Dane Coles touching down.

59'

Michael Little comes on for Kobelco Kobe Steelers.

58'

Ngani Laumape leaves the field.

58'
Penalty Goal

Gerhard van den Heever does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

55'
Penalty Goal

Bryn Gatland does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

52'
Penalty Goal

Gerhard van den Heever does the business as their penalty goal attempt goes over.

50'

Kubota Spears decide to make a substitution, with Finau Tupa getting some game time.

48'

Kubota Spears decide to make a substitution, with Faulua Makisi being replaced.

48'
Conversion

Bryn Gatland adds the two points for Kobelco Kobe Steelers.

48'
Try

Nobody was going to stop Kanta Matsunaga from scoring that try!

47'

Kanta Matsunaga makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

47'

Spellbinding play by Junta Hamano is finished off with a try.

47'

Kubota Spears decide to make a substitution, with Ruan Botha getting some game time.

45'

Kubota Spears decide to make a substitution, with Uwe Helu being replaced.

45'

Bryn Gatland has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.

45'
Try

Slick passing by Kobelco Kobe Steelers leads to a try for Junta Hamano.

44'

Spellbinding play by Bryn Gatland is finished off with a try.

44'

The second half kicks off.

40'

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

40'

Trouble here as Seungsin Lee breaches the defence.

28'
Conversion

Gerhard van den Heever makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

27'
Try

Brilliant skill shown there by Shinobu Fujiwara as they go over the white wash for a try.

26'

Trouble here as Shinobu Fujiwara breaches the defence.

26'

Gerhard van den Heever takes the penalty but the ball didn't come round, staying right of the posts.

25'
Conversion

Bryn Gatland converts the try.

16'
Try

Ardie Savea scores the try from close range.

15'

Spellbinding play by Amanaki Saumaki is finished off with a try.

15'

A gap opened in the defence and Kanta Matsunaga took full advantage.

14'
Penalty Goal

Gerhard van den Heever makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.

13'
Conversion

Gerhard van den Heever has kicked a conversion.

3'
Try

Kubota Spears are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Dane Coles touching down.

2'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

Kobelco Kobe Steelers v Kubota Spears

Japan Rugby League One - Round 5
Sun 14th January 2024, 12:30am
Kobe Misaki Stadium

Points Flow Chart

Kubota Spears win +4
Kobelco Kobe Steelers
Kubota Spears
Kobelco Kobe Steelers
Time in lead
Kubota Spears
8
Mins in lead
70
10%
% Of Game In Lead
88%
26%
Possession Last 10 min
74%
5
Points Last 10 min
5

Key Events

Full Time
Pretorius
78'
34 - 38
Saumaki
34 - 33
75'
Lee
29 - 33
69'
Costley
27 - 33
68'
van den Heever
63'
22 - 33
van den Heever
60'
22 - 30
Coles
59'
22 - 28
van den Heever
55'
22 - 23
Gatland
22 - 20
52'
van den Heever
50'
19 - 20
Gatland
19 - 17
48'
Matsunaga
17 - 17
47'
Hamano
12 - 17
44'
Half Time
van den Heever
27'
7 - 17
Fujiwara
26'
7 - 15
Gatland
7 - 10
16'
Savea
5 - 10
15'
van den Heever
13'
0 - 10
van den Heever
3'
0 - 7
Coles
2'
0 - 5
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
3.1
10
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
3.6
8
Entries

Attack Profile

Kobelco Kobe Steelers
Kubota Spears
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Defence Profile

Kobelco Kobe Steelers
Kubota Spears
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
63%
45%
3-6 secs
27%
33%
6+ secs
4%
17%
87
Rucks Won
63

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