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2017-18 Australia U20 International Rugby U20 Japan U20 World Rugby U20 Championship

U20 World Championship: Australia 54 Japan 19

The second match in Narbonne on Sunday featured Australia U20 against Japan U20 with both teams looking for a win following opening day losses in Pool A.

Australia ran out winners by eight tries to three with Semisi Tupou, Mack Hansen, Michael Wood, Efi Maafu, Matthew McTaggart and Tate McDermott all crossing before replacement Ryan Lonergan bagged a late brace.

Japan responded with tries from Kyohei Yamasawa, Kai Yamamoto and replacement Sioeli Vakalahi.

Australia Japan
Mackenzie Hansen 15 Kyohei Yamasawa
Isaiah Latu 14 Halatoa Vailea
Semisi Tupou 13 Siosaia Fifita
Isaac Lucas 12 Yuto Mori
Matthew McTaggart 11 Yu Saruta
Bayley Kuenzle 10 Hiroto Mamada
Tate McDermott 9 Shinobu Fujiwara
Harry Hoopert 1 Gakuto Ishida
Efi Maafu 2 Miyu Arai
Thomas Ross 3 Rento Tsukayama
Michael Wood 4 Kanji Shimokawa
Angus Blyth 5 Ryuga Hashimoto
Esei Ha’angana 6 Kai Yamamoto
Fraser McReight 7 Hisanobu Okayama
Patrick Tafa 8 Asipeli Moala
Sama Malolo 16 Yuichiro Taniguchi
George Francis 17 Yusuke Yamada
Laurence Tominiko 18 Shohei Oyama
Josh Kemeny 19 Katsuto Kubo
Rory Suttor 20 Shota Fukui
Ryan Lonergan 21 Atora Hondo
Will Harrison 22 Itsuki Kodama
Lawson Creighton 23 Sioeli Vakalahi

The result leaves Pool A as follows:

TEAM P W PD BP PTS
NEW ZEALAND 2 2 99 2 10
AUSTRALIA 2 1 30 2 6
WALES 2 1 (27) 0 4
JAPAN 2 0 (102) 0 0

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