JPN
No.Name
15Ryohei Yamanaka, FB
14Kotaro Matsushima, W
13Timothy Lafaele, C
12Ryoto Nakamura, C
11Lomano Lemeki, W
10Yu Tamura, FH
4
9Yutaka Nagare, SH
1Keita Inagaki, P
2Shota Horie, H
3Jiwon Koo, P
4Luke Thompson, L
5James Moore, L
6Kazuki Himeno, FL
7Pieter Labuschagne, FL
8Amanaki Mafi, N8
Replacements
16Atsushi Sakate, R
17Isileli Nakajima, R
18Asaeli Ai Valu, R
19Wimpie van der Walt, R
20Michael Leitch, R
21Fumiaki Tanaka, R
22Rikiya Matsuda, R
23Kenki Fukuoka, R
T

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa
3:15 AM, September 28, 2019

Match Commentary

81'19-12 End of second half
80'15 seconds to go. Japan camped on the Irish line -- but they've knocked on! Ireland have the ball and an advantage, but the best they can manage is a draw. Nope, that's it! It's over! It's OVER! JAPAN HAVE BEATEN THE NO.1 RANKED SIDE IN THE WORLD! THE RUGBY WORLD CUP HAS JUST COME ALIVE!!!
80'The clock ticks into the final minute. Leitch implores his side to stay disciplined in the scrum. Time and distance are all very much against Ireland at this stage.

Match Stats

JPN
Possession
IRE
51%
49%
Territory
48%
52%
JPN
IRE
157Runs133
503Meters Run318
5Clean Breaks10
176Tackles171
14Missed Tackles18
9Turnover Knock On9

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