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Pacific Nations Cup: Japan too good for United States

Japan remained unbeaten in the Pacific Nations Cup with a 37-29 victory over the United States on Saturday.

Fullback Ayumu Goromaru registered 17 points, converting all four of Japan's tries and booting three penalties to help the Brave Blossoms secure a bonus-point victory.

Ryu Koliniasi Holani scored two tries while halfback Fumiaki Tanaka and winger Akihito Yamada scored a try apiece.

Time
80.00
Team
USA
Score
29
Team
JPN
Score
37
United States of America versus Japan
View Match Statistics
Players Dolan (9min), Scully (10min, 43min, 45min) Tries 4 Tries 4 Players Koliniasi Holani (5min, 8min), Tanaka (50min), Yamada (52min)
Players Wyles 3/4 (75%) Conversions 3 Conversions 4 Players Goromaru 4/4 (100%)
Players Wyles 1/1 (100%) Penalty goals 1 Penalty goals 3 Players Goromaru 3/3 (100%)
Players Drop goals 0 Drop goals 0 Players

Blaine Scully scored three of the Americans' four tries, with Cam Dolan adding another.

Japan, who opened their campaign with a victory in Canada last weekend, now have nine points from two matches.

Fiji opened their title defence earlier Saturday with a bonus point 45-17 victory over Tonga in Suva.

This year the tournament has been split into two conferences for the first time - Pool A featuring the Pacific island nations of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, while Pool B comprises Japan, Canada and the United States.

Next weekend, Fiji host Samoa at Suva and the United States play Canada in Sacramento, California.

AFP

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