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Japan gave us another exciting match when they beat Samoa on Saturday to stand 3 wins from 3 matches going into their last pool match against Scotland.

They were full value for the win scoring four tries to earn a crucial bonus point as well well beating Samoa 38-19 at the end.

The game was much closer than the scoreboard would suggest but at the end the Samoans could not cope with the passion and attacking abilities of the Japanese.

It was a fast-paced match and momentum was shifting between the two sides throughout the match.

Japan played a good game and their game management was excellent again taking the opportunities that came their way.

Yu Tamura scored 18-points for Japan, kicking three conversions and four penalties while Timothy Lafaele, Kazuki Himeno, Kenki Fukuoka and Kotaro Matsushima scored their tries.

Henry Taefu scored all Samoa’s points courtesy of a converted try and four penalties.

The scorers:

Japan: Tries: Lafaele, Himeno, Fukuoka, Matsushima Cons: Tamura 3 Pens: Tamura 4

Samoa: Try: Taefu Con: Taefu Pens: Taefu 4

What was said after the match…

Man of the Match..

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