Rugby

Japan show the samurai spirit to get past Samoa for crucial win

06 October 2019 - 00:00 By AFP

Hosts Japan conjured the samurai spirit to smash Samoa 38-19 yesterday and take a giant step towards a historic quarterfinal spot at the Rugby World Cup.

Tries by Samoa-born Timothy Lafaele, Kazuki Himeno, Kenki Fukuoka and Kotaro Matsushima helped make it three wins out of three for the Brave Blossoms, who returned to the top of Pool A...

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