Japan crush Uruguay

Date published: August 29 2015

Japan recorded back-to-back victories over fellow World Cup participants Uruguay as they won 40-0 in Saturday's clash in Tokyo.

Six well-worked tries, five of which were converted by the impressive kicking of full-back Ayumu Goromaru, ensured the Brave Blossoms head to England on a postive note.

The game was final game in Japan for coach Eddie Jones, who will name his 31-man World Cup squad on Monday. 

The final whistle saw the crowd of 11,515 give the Brave Blossoms a standing ovation, as Jones left the field for the last time.

Things started badly for Uruguay, who lost scrum-half Agustin Ormaechea to a yellow card for a tackle off the ball after just four minutes.

Goromaru and Kosei Ono crossed while Uruguay were down to 14, to make it 14-0 to the home side.

The fly-half was then involved as Michael Broadhurst went over after 25 minutes for Japan's third try, again converted to effectively end the game as a contest.

Goromaru set up Kotaro Matsushima for a fourth Japanese try early in the second half, and the winger then turned provider to feed Hendrik Tui as Japan led 33-0 after 50 minutes.

They still had time to run in one more try, from Kenki Fukuoka from a great counter-attack after a turnover to seal the win for Japan.

The scorers:

For Japan:
Goromaru, Ono, Broadhurst, Matsushima, Tui, Fukuoka
Cons: Goromaru 5

For Uruguay:
Yellow Cards:
Ormaechea, Gaminara

Japan: 15 Ayumu Goromaru, 14 Kotaro Matsushima, 13 Male Sau, 12 Craig Wing, 11 Kenki Fukuoka, 10 Kosei Ono, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Hendrik Tui, 7 Michael Broadhurst, 6 Michael Leitch (c), 5 Hitoshi Ono, 4 Luke Thompson, 3 Kensuke Hateyama, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Masataka Mikami.
Remplacements: 16 Takayuki Watanabe, 17 Takeshi Kizu, 18 Hiroshi Yamashita, 19 Shinya Makabe, 20 Hayden Hopgood, 21 Atsushi Hiwasa, 22 Harumichi Tatekawa, 23 Karne Hesketh.

Uruguay: 15 Gastón Mieres, 14 Leandro Leivas, 13 Joaquín Prada, 12 Andrés Vilaseca, 11 Santiago Gibernau, 10 Felipe Berchesi, 9 Agustin Ormaechea, 8 Alejandro Nieto, 7 Diego Magno, 6 Juan Gaminara, 5 Jorge Zerbino, 4 Santiago Vilaseca (c), 3 Mario Sagario, 2 Carlos Arboleya, 1 Alejo Corral.
Remplacements: 16 German Kessler, 17 Oscar Durán, 18 Mateo Sanguinetti, 19 Mathias Palomeque, 20 Matias Beer, 21 Juan de Freitas, 22 Alejo Durán, 23 Alberto Roman.

Venue: Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, Tokyo
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)