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

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Tokyo Stadium
6:45 AM, September 20, 2019

Match Commentary

81'+130-10 End of second half
80'And it's over! Japan score four tries to bring open the 2019 World Cup with a resounding win, despite early fears of an upset.
80'Russia kick the ball out from a penalty at the Japan 22, rather than finish it. They're looking to finish with a try.

Match Stats

JPN
Possession
RUSS
50%
50%
Territory
48%
52%
JPN
RUSS
141Runs112
653Meters Run289
16Clean Breaks11
134Tackles144
21Missed Tackles48
15Turnover Knock On11

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