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Post by rainbow-warrior Sat 25 May 2013, 6:02 am

The game just about to start live here in NZ. Will be a good indicator on what Wales will have to play against.
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Post by rainbow-warrior Sat 25 May 2013, 6:19 am

Japan 0 vs 5 Tonga after 7 mins
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Post by rainbow-warrior Sat 25 May 2013, 6:22 am

Tonga miss pen after 9 mins
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Post by rainbow-warrior Sat 25 May 2013, 6:27 am

Japan 0 vs 12 Tonga after 13 mins
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Post by rainbow-warrior Sat 25 May 2013, 6:36 am

Japan 5 vs 12 Tonga 20 mins
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Post by rainbow-warrior Sat 25 May 2013, 6:40 am

Japan 5 vs 15 Tonga (pen) after 23 mins.
Japan trying to run through the Tongan defence even from their 22 brave and exciting stuff Japan.
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Post by rainbow-warrior Sat 25 May 2013, 6:54 am

Japan 5 vs 22 Tonga 37 mins.
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Post by rainbow-warrior Sat 25 May 2013, 6:57 am

Japan 5 vs 22 Tonga at oranges
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Post by maestegmafia Sat 25 May 2013, 7:29 am

Any further news?

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Post by Rugby Fan Sat 25 May 2013, 7:41 am

It's 17-27

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Post by maestegmafia Sat 25 May 2013, 7:42 am

Cheers...!

Where did you find that?

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Post by Rugby Fan Sat 25 May 2013, 7:56 am

Final score 17-27

Japan look the same as last year (a bit worse in the first half). That's well off the level they were at in 2011.

The Tongans destroyed Japan at the breakdown.

Japan's lineout worked well enough, and they managed to set up some good rolling mauls which looks to be a tactic they will favour. Tonga lost a man to the bin for bringing one down, and almost lost a second.

Japan has a fast back three, and had a good offloading game at time to put them in space. Unfortunately, their poor work at the breakdown meant that a good run of phases usually ended in a turnover. Often, it was the ball being ripped off the tackled man. Japan had some good position on occasion but just kept losing the ball.

Tonga outmuscled them today. The Japanese began to commit so many to defending rucks, they left gaps out wide.

On the positive side, Japan did score three tries, and they never gave up, but they suffered from that slow start.


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Post by Rugby Fan Sat 25 May 2013, 7:57 am

maestegmafia wrote:Where did you find that?

I was watching the game.

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Post by maestegmafia Sat 25 May 2013, 8:04 am

Rugby Fan wrote:
maestegmafia wrote:Where did you find that?

I was watching the game.

In Kanagawa?

Thanks for the report.

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Post by rainbow-warrior Sun 26 May 2013, 4:01 am

Hahaha apologies for the stop at h/t. A little stormy and I had a power cut.
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Post by maestegmafia Sun 26 May 2013, 6:03 am

rainbow-warrior wrote:Hahaha apologies for the stop at h/t. A little stormy and I had a power cut.

A Dark n Stormy...?

Had a few of those cause power cuts before.

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