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5 November 2016; G: Chichibunomiya; R: Romain Poite (FRA)
● Japan 20-54 Argentina ○
Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium was filled with an audience of 18,235 people. In the beginning, Japan fought against Argentina who had confidence in scrums, and stand-off Yu Tamura scored the opening penalty goal. Until around the 30th minute of the first half, it was a close battle. In the 35th minute of the first half, Argentina attacked Japan's disturbed defense from a lineout, their scrum-half Martin Landajo got out, and stand-off Nicolas Sanchez scored a try. Also in the second half, Argentina players' speedy running frustrated Japan and widened the score gap, however wing Lemeki Lomano Lava, who debuted as a Japan national team member of the Fifteens, scored a try to please the audience. The match ended with Tamura's goal 20-54. Japan lost completely in the number of tries 2-7. However, even while it was just “comfort” usually, but it could be replaced with “hope” this time. It was a departure of Japan under head coach Jamie Joseph, or still during the “honeymoon” period with just nine days of practice. Head coach Joseph said in an interview after the match: “I'm proud of our players. Their patient attitude was reflected in the last try by Lemeki.”
5/11/2016 Argentina 2nd Japan tour
Japan 20 Algentina 54
Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Japan
Half-time 6 - 21
Refree: Romain Poit (France)
JAPAN: 15 Kotaro Matsushima, 14 Lomano Lava LEMEKI, 13 Lotoahea Amanaki (23 Timothy Lafaele 61), 12 Harumichi Tatekawa, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka (22 Takahiro Ogawa 72), 8 Amanaki Lelei Mafi, 7 Yuhimaru Mimura (21 Shuhei Matsuhashi 50), 6 Uwe Helu (20 Malgene Ilaua 40), 5 Samuela Anise (19 Kotaro Yatabe 40) , 4 Kyosuke Kajikawa, 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama (18 Heiichiro Ito 40), 2 Shota Horie (capt) (16 Takeshi Kizu 50), 1 Satoshi Nakatani (17 Koki Yamamoto 61).
Coach: Jamie Joseph.
Tries: Mafi, LEMEKI (2); Conversions: Tamura (2); Penalty Goals: Tamura (2).
ARGENTINA: 15 Joaquin Tuculet (23 Ramiro Moyano 50), 14 Matias Moroni, 13 Matias Orlando, 12 Jeronimo De La Fuente (22 Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias 61), 11 Santiago Cordero, 10 Nicolas Sanchez, 9 Martin Landajo (21 TOMAS CUBELLI 54), 8 Facundo Isa (19 Leonardo Senatore 50), 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Tomas Lezana, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Guido Petti Pagadizaval (20 Juan Manuel Leguizamon 58), 3 Ramiro Herrera (18 Enrique Pieretto 54), 2 Agustin Creevy (16 Julian Montoya 54), 1 Lucas Noguera (17 Santiago Botta Garcia 66).
Coach: Daniel Hourcade.
Tries: Matias Moroni (2), Nicolas Sanchez (2), Santiago Cordero (2), TOMAS CUBELLI; Conversions: Nicolas Sanchez (5); Penalty Goals: Nicolas Sanchez (3).
Scoring sequence (Japan's score shown first): 6min-Pen Japan, Yu Tamura-3-0, 12min-try Argentina, Matias Moroni; conv. Nicolas Sanchez (missed)-3-5, 19min-Pen Argentina, Nicolas Sanchez-3-8, 23min-Pen Japan, Yu Tamura-6-8, 31min-Pen Argentina, Nicolas Sanchez-6-11, 35min-try Argentina, Nicolas Sanchez; conv. Nicolas Sanchez-6-18, 40min-Pen Argentina, Nicolas Sanchez-6-21, 42min-try Argentina, Santiago Cordero; conv. Nicolas Sanchez-6-28, 48min-try Argentina, Matias Moroni; conv. Nicolas Sanchez-6-35, 52min-try Japan, Amanaki Lelei Mafi; conv. Yu Tamura-13-35, 62min-try Argentina, Nicolas Sanchez; conv. Nicolas Sanchez (missed)-13-40, 65min-try Argentina, Santiago Cordero; conv. Nicolas Sanchez-13-47, 75min-try Argentina, TOMAS CUBELLI; conv. Nicolas Sanchez-13-54, 81min-try Japan, Lomano Lava LEMEKI; conv. Yu Tamura -20-54.