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Japan v Australia: rugby union Test match – live!

Since Japanese flyhalf Rikiya Matsuda has taped all 10 of his fingers for grip, I will refer to him exclusively as Sticky Riki #JAPvAUS

40 minutes: A long delay as the umpire gives both captains a dressing-down about their front rows not scrumming properly. A knock-on from the Wallabies gives up possession, then Kuridrani yanks an opponent backward by the collar, which is a high tackle. Japan goes for territory with the penalty, and works up to the defensive 20. They try a couple of dummy runs, but in the end Himeno is penalised for crawling another couple of metres after he was tackled, and Japan blow another chance. Hodge kicks for touch, Beale gets the pass away after the lineout, Kerevi runs through a couple, Speight does the same. That trio has been in everything. Hooper toes it forward but Japan get possession, and Tanaka shunts the kick forward. Beale and Hodge combine well back towards the left, Koroibete draws the tackle, and opens up the chance for Kuridrani to complete a double. I couldn’t stop to post this, the action kept coming. Hodge has five conversions to his name.

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