Samoa vs Japan by Sebmc
The Japanese have 4 points after 2 days. In the first game, they made a big surprise against South Afs. The problem is that they have to play four days later against Scotland. They managed to hold a half before cracking, too tired. This team has talented players like Michael Leitch (Chiefs), Fumiaki Tanaka (Highlanders), Hendrik Tui (Queensland Reds) and Lelei Amanaki Mafi (NTT Shining Arcs). They are very disciplined and play very intelligently. In addition, they have a very good kicker with Ayumu Goromaru.
Samoa is a completely disorganized team. They are certainly powerful but make big mistakes and are very unruly. Moreover, they have no reliable kicker.
For me, this game is 50:50, so I take the Japs with handicap.
Japan: 15 Ayumu Goromaru, 14 Akihito Yamada, 13 Male Sau, 12 Harumichi Tatekawa, 11 Kotaro Matsushima, 10 Kosei Ono, 9 Fumiaki Tanaka, 8 Ryu Koliniasi Holani, 7 Michael Broadhurst, 6 Michael Leitch (c), 5 Hitoshi Ono, 4 Luke Thompson, 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama, 2 Shota Horie, 1 Keita Inagaki
Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Hiroshi Yamashita, 19 Justin Ives, 20 Amanaki Lelei Mafi, 21 Hendrik Tui, 22 Atsushi Hiwasa, 23 Karne Hesketh
Samoa: 15 Tim Nanai-Williams, 14 Ken Pisi, 13 Paul Perez, 12 Johnny Leota, 11 Alesana Tuilagi, 10 Tusi Pisi, 9 Kahn Fotuali'i, 8 Faifili Levave, 7 TJ Ioane, 6 Ofisa Treviranus (c), 5 Kane Thompson, 4 Teofilo Paulo, 3 Census Johnston, 2 Ole Avei, 1 Sakaria Taulafo
Replacements: 16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Viliamu Afatia, 18 Anthony Perenise, 19 Jack Lam, 20 Vavae Tuilagi , 21 Vavao Afemai , 22 Mike Stanley, 23 Rey Lee-Lo
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