Japan Runs Over Chile in Their Rugby World Cup Opener in France as Brave Blossoms Score Six Tries
14:16 JST, September 11, 2023
TOULOUSE, France — Japan’s national rugby team got off to a winning start in its Rugby World Cup campaign by thrashing Chile 42-12 on Sunday.
Japan scored six tries, led by Amato Fakatava with two, to earn five points from the victory, including a bonus point for scoring four or more tries.
The Brave Blossoms sit atop Pool D in the tournament being held in France.
The stage is now set for Japan’s next match, on Sept. 18 at 4 a.m. Japan time, against England, which is in second on four points.
England is ranked eighth in the world, while Japan is 14th and Chile is 22nd.
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