Japan score late to beat Canada

2016-06-12 03:06
Kotaro Matsushima (AP)

Vancouver - South African-born fullback Kotaro Matsushima scored the clinching try for a 14-man Japan to give the visitors a 26-22 win over Canada on Saturday.

Hooker Aaron Carpenter scored the fourth Canadian try with a minute remaining, but strong defence by Japan helped secure the win.

Back rower Yoshida Hosada was sent off in the 54th minute, forcing the Japanese to play a man down for most of the second half.

Hooker Takeshi Kizu scored a first-half try for Japan, which led 13-12 at the break. Japanese flyhalf Yu Tamura kicked four penalties and two conversions for 16 points.

Taylor Paris, Ray Barkwill and Jamie Cudmore scored the other Canadian tries.

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