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Test Match Report 1930-2019

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27 May 1995 in Bloemfontein
●Japan 10-57 Wales○
Wales smashed Japan
 
Data:
27/05/95, the 3rd WC Pool C
Japan 10 Wales 57
Free State Stadium, Springbok Park, Bloemfontein
Half-time: 0-36
Referee: Efraim Jorge Sklar (Argentina)
Touch Judges: Stephen R. ('Steve') Hilditch (Ireland), Claudio Giacomel (Italy)
Crowd: 25,000
 
JAPAN: 15 Tsutomu Matsuda, 14 Lopeti Oto, 13 Akira Yoshida, 12 Yukio Motoki, 11 Terunori Masuho, 10 Seiji Hirao, 9 Masami Horikoshi, 8 Sione Latu, 7 Sinali Latu, 6 Hiroyuki Kajihara, 5 Bruce Ferguson, 4 Yoshihiko Sakuraba, 3 Kazuaki Takahashi, 2 Masahiro Kunda (capt), 1 Osamu Ota.
Reserves: 16 Wataru Murata, 17 Katsuhiro Matsuo, 18 Kiyoshi Imaizumi, 19 Eiji Hirotsu, 20 Masanori Takura, 21 Kou Izawa-Nakamura.
Tries: Oto (2).
 
WALES: 15 Anthony ('Tony') Clement, 14 Ieuan Cenydd Evans, 13 Michael Robert Hall (capt), 12 Neil Roger Jenkins, 11 Gareth Thomas, 10 Adrian Davies (17 David Wyn Evans 57), 9 Andrew Philip ('Andy') Moore, 8 Emyr Wyn Lewis, 7 Hemi Takatou Taylor, 6 Sruart Davies, 5 Gareth Owen Llewellyn, 4 Derwyn Jones (19 W. Stuart Roy 72), 3 John David Davies, 2 Garin Richard Jenkins, 1 Michael ('Mike') Griffiths.
Reserves: 16 Wayne Thomas Proctor, 18 Robert Nicholas Jones, 20 Ricky Evans, 21 Jonathan Matthew Humphreys.
Tries: Thomas (3), I. Evans (2), Moore, Taylor; Conversions: N. Jenkins (5); Penalty Goals: N. Jenkins (4).
 
Scoring sequence (Japan's score shown first): 3min-pen Wales, Jenkins-0-3, 9min-pen Wales, Jenkins-0-6, 14min-pen Japan, Masuho (missed), 18min-pen Japan, Masuho (missed), 22min-pen Wales, Jenkins-0-9, 25min-try Wales, Moore; conv. Jenkins-0-16, 28min-try Wales, Evans; conv. Jenkins-0-23, 28min-pen Wales, Jenkins-0-26, 39min-try Wales, Evans; conv. Jenkins (missed)-0-31, 42min-try Wales, Thomas; conv. Jenkins (missed)-0-36, Half-time, 43min-try Wales, Thomas; conv. Jenkins-0-43, 61min-try Japan, Oto; conv. Masuho (missed)-5-43, 73min-try Wales, Thomas; conv. Jenkins-5-50, 76min-try Wales, Taylor; conv. Jenkins-5-57, 83min-try Japan, Oto; conv. Masuho (missed)-10-57.
 


Our prayer wasn't granted; Wales roundly defeated Japan once again. Wales scored long-distance penalties one after another to extend the lead. Wales launched a pre-arranged play from the lineout in the 26th minute of the first half. When a player of Japan failed to kick the dropped ball, Wales caught it rolling to the in-goal area, and scored a try. Soon after, Masuho and Matsuda mishandled a high punt from Wales. Wales picked up the ball to score another try. Wales didn't fail to seize this opportunity; these two tries decided the game. “There is no chance for us to make an attack when we can't gain possession of our ball. We need to rebuild the defence of the maul-side before the game against Ireland, or the same thing will happen,” said coach Koyabu.