Rugby-New Zealand’s rampant reserves annihilate Japan in Tokyo
New Zealand scored 10 tries with flyhalf Richie Mo’unga contributing 22 points as New Zealand taught next year's World Cup hosts a tough lesson in front a record crowd for a rugby match in Japan of 43,751 at the Ajinomoto Stadium.
Hooker Dane Coles scored New Zealand’s first try on his return to the side after almost a year out with injury while debutant winger George Bridge scored a brace, including one with his first touch as an All Black, after coming on at half-time.
Japan competed in attack by scoring five tries to contribute to the 100-point tally for the match but could not contain the All Blacks in defence, missing 25 tackles on the way to an overwhelming defeat.
(Reporting by Jack Tarrant)
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