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Japan hammer Spain

23rd November 2013 18:28

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Spain v Japan  International Match

Japan: Too strong for Spain

Japan ended their November tour of Europe on high with a 40-7 victory over Spain at Madrid's Ciudad Universitaria Stadium on Saturday

The Brave Blossoms outscored their hosts four tries to one with flanker Michael Broadhurst grabbing a brace.

Japan led 15-7 at the interval thanks to five penalties from full-back Ayumu Goromaru, who finished with a total of 20 points.

These visitors moved from defence to attack in the second half, overpowering the Spanish with four unanswered tries.

The scorers:

For Spain:
Try: Sempere
Con: García
Yellow cards: Cook, Pradalie

For Japan:
Tries: Horie, Broadhurst 2, Hirose
Cons: Goromaru
Pens: Goromaru 6
Yellow cards: Thompson, Hirasima

Spain: 15 César Sempere 14 Sebastien Ascarat, 13 Martín Heredia, 12 Jaime Nava, 11 Ignacio Contardi, 10 Mariano García, 9 Pablo Feijoo (c), 8 Gauthier Gibouin, 7 Matt Cook, 6 Glen Rolls, 5 David Barrera, 4 Alejandro Blanco, 3 Agustín Ortiz, 2 Juan Anaya, 1 Frank Labbe,
Replacements: 16 Anthony Pradalie, 17 Xabier Garmendia, 18 Ignacio Villanueva, 19 Adam Newton, 20 Matias Tudela, 21 Javier Canosa, 22 Igor Genua, 23 Unai Lasa.

Japan: 15 Ayumu Goromaru 14 Toshiaki Hirose: 13 Male Sau, 12 Yu Tamura, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Kosei Ono, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Takashi Kikutani, 7 Michael Broadhurst, 6 Hendrik Tui, 5 Luke Thompson, 4 Hitoshi Ono, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Hisateru Hirashima.
Replacements:16 Hiroki Yuhara, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Kensuke Hatakeyama, 19 Shinya Makabe, 20 Justin Ives, 21 Atsushi Hiwasa, 22 Seiichi Shimomura, 23 Yuta Imamura.

Referee: Joaquín Montes (Uruguay)

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