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28 June 2008 at Napier
●Japan 22-65 New Zealand Maori All Blacks○
Japan was no match for NZ Maori
 
Head coach Kirwan made a mass change of personnel after the match against Fiji. Japan conceded two tries by the 12th minute of the first half, 3-12. Japan could have started collapsing, but they scored tries in the 24th and 26th minute. They also scored a try from a great vertical attack in the 40th minute to give themselves a 22-17 lead at the break. However, in the 7th minute of the second half, Japan made three mistakes in a row including a knock-on and lost the opportunity to win. They copped a sequence of attacks instead and conceded a come-from-behind try. They also conceded a try after a run without being tackled in the 15th minute to extend NZ's lead to 22-34. Japan's tackling lost its lustre after this. The score in the second half was 0-48. The number of tries was 3-10. Japan lost to NZ Maori.
 


Data:
28/06/2008, IRB Pacific Nations Cup 2008
Japan 22 New Zealan Maori 65
McLean Park, Napier
Half-time: 22-17
Referee: Calro Damasco (Italy)
Touch Judges: 1st James Scholtens (Australia), 2nd Steve Walsh (New Zealand), 3rd Bruce Dockary (New Zealand)
Crowd: 4,000
 
JAPAN: 15 Bryce Robins, 14 Kosuke Endo, 13 Yuta Imamura (21 Shaun Webb 9, 22 Hiroki Yoshida 70), 12 Shotaro Onishi, 11 Christian Loamanu, 10 James Arlidge, 9 Tomoki Yoshida, 8 Ryukoliniasi Holani (19 Yoshitaka Nakayama 63), 7 Hare Makiri, 6 Luke Thompson, 5 Tomoaki Taniguchi (18 Koji Shinozuka 67), 4 Toshizumi Kitagawa, 3 Tomokazu Soma (capt), 2 Taku Inokuchi (16 Naonori Mizuyama 36), 1 Yuta Inose (17 Yosuke Ikegaya (67).
Reserve: 20 Fumiaki Tanaka.
Tries: Robins, Loamanu, Thompson; Conversions: Arlidge (2); Penalty Goal: Arlidge.
 
NEW ZEALAND MAORI: 15 Shanon Paku (21 Dwayne Sweeney 2nd Half 40), 14 Glen Horton (22 Hosea Gear 25), 13 Jason Kawau, 12 Tamati Ellison, 11 Zar Lawrence, 10 Callum Bruce, 9 Piri Weepu (20 Chris Smylie 65), 8 Liam Messam (capt), 7 Tanerau Latimer (19 Scott Waldrom 65), 6 Holani MacDonald (18 Thomas Waldrom 53), 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Ross Filipo, 3 Bronson Murray (17 Keith Cameron 63), 2 Ale de Malmanche (16 Hika Elliot 53), 1 Jacob Ellison (2 Ale de Malmanche 73).
Tries: Gear (3), Lawrence (2), Bruce (2), Ellison, Sweeney, Kawau; Conversions: Bruce (6); Penalty Goal: Bruce.
 
Scoring sequence (Japan's score shown first): 6min-pen Japan, Arlidge-3-0, 8min-try NZ Maori, Lawrence; conv. Bruce (missed)-3-5, 12min-try NZ Maori, Bruce; conv. Bruce-3-12, 24min-try Japan, Robins; conv. Arlidge (missed)-8-12, 26min-try Japan, Loamanu; conv. Arlidge-15-12, 34min-try NZ Maori, Ellison; conv. Bruce (missed)-15-17, 38min-pen Japan, Arlidge (missed), 40min-try Japan, Thompson; conv. Arlidge-22-17, Half-time, 40min-pen NZ Maori, Bruce-22-20, 49min-try NZ Maori, Gear; conv. Bruce-22-27, 55min-try NZ Maori, Gear; conv. Bruce-22-34, 60min-try NZ Maori, Sweeney; conv. Bruce-22-41, 62min-try NZ Maori, Gear; conv. Bruce-22-48, 66min-try NZ Maori, Lawrence; conv. Bruce-22-55, 76min-try NZ Maori, Bruce; conv. Bruce (missed)-22-60, 81min-try NZ Maori, Kawau; conv. Sweeney (missed)-22-65.