Japan, Asia’s dominant rugby nation

Defending champions Japan opened their Asian Five Nations campaign with an emphatic 71-13 win over South Korea on Saturday, highlighted by a remarkable five-try effort from winger Kosuke Endo.

In a classic game of two halves, Japan, Asia’s dominant rugby nation, started slow as the Koreans came out with a ferocious intent that saw them push hard early on.

Unfortunately a weak boot from Korean fly-half Yoon Hee-Soo, who missed two of three kickable penalties in the first-half, prevented them from generating any early momentum.

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2 Replies to “Japan, Asia’s dominant rugby nation”

  1. This game was a good pointer to the 2011 Rugby 15’s World Cup.  It confirmed Japan as one of the strongest non-Test playing rugby nations.

    Let’s hope the boys can go from strength to strength.
    Look at www . youtube . com/watch?v=yRsGRn8Rb54

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