Japan Thrashes Uruguay

Japan ran in six tries to thrash Uruguay 40-0 in their last Rugby World Cup warm-up Test in Tokyo on Saturday, ahead of the global showpiece starting in two weeks.  Ayumu Goromaru converted the first five before missing the sixth conversion attempt.  The game started at a rapid pace as both teams were looking keen on keeping the ball in hand.

Uruguayan scrumhalf Agustin Ormaechea was sent to the bin in the fifth minute for an early tackle as the Japanese made well use of the one man advantage to score the first try of the match through Ayumu Goromaru.  Flyhalf Kosei Ono looked slick on attack as he ran in a try of his own for an early 14-0 lead.  New Zealand-born loose forward Michael Broadhurst scored the third try as Eddie Jones’ charges had a 21-0 buffer going into the break.

After the break, the Brave Blossoms looked damaging on attack as they ran in two quick tries through Kotaro Matsushima and Hendrik Tui.  Los Teros had no reply for the deadly Japanese onslaught as Kenki Fukuoka scored the six try to wrap up a convincing win.  Jones will feel confident ahead of meeting South Africa, Samoa, Scotland and the United States of America at the World Cup.