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23 November 2014; G: Tbilisi (Mikheil Meskhi S); R: Romain Poite (FRA)
● Japan 24-35 Georgia ○
Japan conceded free kicks from the first two scrums, then Georgia pushed in the third scrum to issue a penalty to Japan. Fifteen of Japan's players lost control at once since they lost completely in scrums even while having headed to Europe with confidence for set plays. Georgia kicked out this penalty kick to touch, won a penalty from a maul, then scored the opening points from a maul from a lineout again. Also. after the 20th minute, Japan was issued a penalty from a scrum, and was then attacked in a maul, and lock Luke Thompson was sent to the sin-bin. In the 25th minute, Japan got pushed in a scrum formed with seven players to concede a penalty try. The framework was broken, which had supported the winning record of Japan in winning 11 test matches in a row.
In Tbilisi that day, it was the only fine weather during the two weeks of Japan's stay in Europe, therefore conditions were not bad as most of Europe at this time of the year, but Japan made noticeable mistakes including handling errors and kick misses in addition to power plays by the forwards. “It was not just the forwards. There was a try we conceded from a miss by the backs. Today, we lost as a whole team,” vice captain and full-back Ayumu Goromaru recognized.
23/11/2014, Europian Tour2014 2nd Match
Japan 24 Georgia 35
Mikheil Meskhi Stadium, Tbilisi, Georgia
Refree: Romain Poit (France)
JAPAN: 15 Ayumu Goromaru, 14 Kotaro Matsushima, 13 Male Sa'u, 12 Harumichi Tatekawa, 11 Karne Hesketh (23 Toshiaki Hirose 75), 10 Yu Tamura (22 Kosei Ono 75), 9 Atsushi Hiwasa (21 Yuki Yatomi 75) , 8 Amanaki Lelei Mafi, 7 Hayden Hopgood (19 Hitoshi Ono 65), 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Shoji Ito (20 Shinya Makabe 51), 4 Luke Thompson (23, 33), 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama (18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga 63), 2 Takeshi Kizu (17 Hiroki Yuhara 72), 1 Masataka Mikami (16 Keita Inagaki 63 (77)).
Coach: Eddie Jones.
Tries: Karne Hesketh (2), Tatekawa; Conversions: Goromaru (3); Penalty Goals: Goromaru.
Yellow Cards: Thompson (33, sin-bin), Inagaki (77, sin-bin).
GEORGiA: 15 Merab Kvirikashvili, 14 Tamaz Mchedlidze, 13 Davit Katcharava (capt) (23 Giorgi Aptsiauri 3) (22 Beka Tsiklauri 59), 12 Merab Sharikadze (21 Giorgi Begadze 80), 11 Alexander Todua, 10 Lasha Malaghuradze, 9 Vazha Khutsishvili, 8 Lasha Lomidze, 7 Viktor Kolelishvili, 6 Giorgi Tkhilaishvili (20 Giorgi Chkhaidze 69), 5 Levan Datunashvili, 4 Giorgi Nemsadze (19 Kote Mikautadze 56), 3 David Kubriashvili (18 Levan Chilachava 56), 2 Shalva Mamukashvili (16 Simon Maisuradze 49), 1 Mikheil Nariashvili (17 Zurab Zhvania 66).
Coach: Milton Haig.
Tries: Shalva Mamukashvili, Penalty try, Merab Kvirikashvili, Lasha Malaghuradze, Beka Tsiklauri; Conversions: Merab Kvirikashvili (2); Penalty Goals: Merab Kvirikashvili.
Scoring sequence (Japan's score shown first): 15min-try Georgia, Shalva Mamukashvili; conv. Merab Kvirikashvili (missed)-0-5, 25min-try Georgia, Penalty try; conv. Merab Kvirikashvili-0-12, 31min-pen Japan, Ayumu Goromaru-3-12, 33min-try Japan, Karne Hesketh; conv. Ayumu Goromaru-10-12, 43min-try Georgia, Merab Kvirikashvili; conv. Merab Kvirikashvili (missed)-10-17, 53min-pen Georgia, Merab Kvirikashvili-10-20, 55min-try Georgia, Lasha Malaghuradze; conv. Merab Kvirikashvili (missed)-10-25, 71min-try Japan, Karne Hesketh; conv. Ayumu Goromaru-17-25, 77min-pen Georgia, Merab Kvirikashvili-17-28, 83min-try Georgia, Beka Tsiklauri; conv. Merab Kvirikashvili-17-35, 86min-try Japan, Harumichi Tatekawa; conv. Ayumu Goromaru-24-35.