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

82'

This is dangerous for the defence as Ardie Savea bursts through to advance the Kobelco Kobe Steelers attack.

81'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers go for goal with Bryn Gatland taking the conversion but their aim is not up to scratch as the ball slides to the left of the post.

79'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Kobelco Kobe Steelers is finished off by Shintaro Hayashi

79'

This is dangerous for the defence as Shintaro Hayashi bursts through to advance the Kobelco Kobe Steelers attack.

79'

Spellbinding play by Kanta Matsunaga is finished off with a try.

79'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers decide to make a substitution, with Shintaro Hayashi getting some game time.

74'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers decide to make a substitution, with Rakuhei Yamashita being replaced.

74'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers decide to make a substitution, with Gerard Cowley-Tuioti getting some game time.

74'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers decide to make a substitution, with Brodie Retallick being replaced.

74'
Penalty Goal

Mikiya Takamoto has kicked a penalty goal.

74'

Tokyo Sungoliath make a substitution with Tamati Ioane coming on.

69'

Tokyo Sungoliath make a substitution with Harry Hockings coming off.

69'

Bryn Gatland curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the right.

68'
Try

Brodie Retallick scores the try from close range.

67'

Atsushi Hiwasa sets up the try.

67'
Conversion

The Tokyo Sungoliath supporters go wild as Mikiya Takamoto successfully kicks the conversion.

64'
Try

A stunning solo try from Cheslin Kolbe

62'

The defensive line has been broken as Cheslin Kolbe goes through the gap.

62'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers sub Michael Little comes onto the field.

60'

Ngani Laumape departs for Kobelco Kobe Steelers.

60'

Kobelco Kobe Steelers sub Takayuki Watanabe comes onto the field.

60'

Jiwon Gu departs for Kobelco Kobe Steelers.

60'

The defensive line has been broken as Junta Hamano goes through the gap.

59'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Mikiya Takamoto kicks the conversion.

58'
Try

Nothing was going to stop Kan Nakano from scoring as they record the try for Tokyo Sungoliath.

56'

Atsushi Hiwasa comes on.

54'

Daiki Nakajima comes off.

54'

Takuya Kitade comes on.

54'

Kenta Matsuoka comes off.

54'

Takara Imamura comes on.

53'

Waisake Raratabu comes off.

53'

Naoto Saito comes on.

53'

Yutaka Nagare comes off.

53'

Kienori Go comes on.

53'

Kosuke Horikoshi comes off.

53'

Shota Emi comes on.

50'

Isaiah Punivai comes off.

50'

Sam Jeffries comes on.

50'

Sione Lavemai comes off.

50'

Kenta Kobayashi comes on.

50'

Yukio Morikawa comes off.

50'

Shigure Takao comes on.

50'

Isileli Nakajima comes off.

50'
Conversion

Mikiya Takamoto adds the two points for Tokyo Sungoliath.

49'
Try

The defence are desperately trying to hold out here but it was to no avail as Kosuke Horikoshi dots the ball down from close range.

48'

Yutaka Nagare sets up the try.

48'

Tiennan Costley makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

46'

Kosuke Horikoshi makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

43'

The second half kicks off.

40'

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

43'
Conversion

Mikiya Takamoto adds the two points for Tokyo Sungoliath.

43'
Try

Slick passing by Tokyo Sungoliath leads to a try for Kotaro Matsushima.

42'

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

41'

Cheslin Kolbe played a key part in that try.

41'
Conversion

Bryn Gatland does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

38'
Try

The Kobelco Kobe Steelers maul pushes over the tryline as Kenta Matsuoka scores.

37'
Yellow Card

Taiga Ozaki (Tokyo Sungoliath) is shown a yellow card

36'

Fabulous play by Kobelco Kobe Steelers has led to Kanta Matsunaga being able to wriggle through a gap.

36'
Conversion

Bryn Gatland does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

31'
Try

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

30'

Trouble here as Junta Hamano breaches the defence.

30'

Spellbinding play by Ardie Savea is finished off with a try.

30'

Trouble here as Kan Nakano breaches the defence.

29'

Bryn Gatland curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the right.

28'
Try

The pressure has finally told as Amanaki Saumaki scores from close range.

27'

Daiki Nakajima played a key part in that try.

27'

Tokyo Sungoliath decide to make a substitution, with Koji Iino getting some game time.

24'

Tokyo Sungoliath decide to make a substitution, with Kai Yamamoto being replaced.

24'
Penalty Goal

Mikiya Takamoto makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.

14'
Conversion

Bryn Gatland converts the try.

12'
Try

A bit of individual brilliance by Ngani Laumape leads to a try for Kobelco Kobe Steelers

11'

A gap opened in the defence and Ngani Laumape took full advantage.

11'

Daiki Nakajima played a key part in that try.

11'
Penalty Goal

Mikiya Takamoto kicks the penalty.

9'

The defensive line has been broken as Cheslin Kolbe goes through the gap.

4'
Conversion

Mikiya Takamoto has kicked a conversion.

2'
Try

Tokyo Sungoliath are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Kosuke Horikoshi touching down.

1'

Yukio Morikawa sets up the try.

1'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

Kobelco Kobe Steelers v Tokyo Sungoliath

Japan Rugby League One - Round 4
Sat 6th January 2024, 12:35am
Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium

Points Flow Chart

Tokyo Sungoliath win +8
Tokyo Sungoliath
Kobelco Kobe Steelers
Tokyo Sungoliath
Time in lead
Kobelco Kobe Steelers
63
Mins in lead
19
76%
% Of Game In Lead
23%
17%
Possession Last 10 min
83%
3
Points Last 10 min
5

Key Events

Full Time
Hayashi
79'
44 - 36
Takamoto
44 - 31
74'
Retallick
67'
41 - 31
Takamoto
41 - 26
64'
Kolbe
39 - 26
62'
Takamoto
34 - 26
58'
Nakano
32 - 26
56'
Takamoto
27 - 26
49'
Horikoshi
25 - 26
48'
Half Time
Takamoto
20 - 26
43'
Matsushima
18 - 26
42'
Gatland
38'
13 - 26
Matsuoka
37'
13 - 24
Ozaki
13 - 19
36'
Gatland
31'
13 - 19
Hamano
30'
13 - 17
Saumaki
27'
13 - 12
Takamoto
13 - 7
14'
Gatland
12'
10 - 7
Laumape
11'
10 - 5
Takamoto
10 - 0
9'
Takamoto
7 - 0
2'
Horikoshi
5 - 0
1'
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
3.7
11
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
4
9
Entries

Attack Profile

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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
40%
54%
3-6 secs
35%
28%
6+ secs
15%
12%
72
Rucks Won
80

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