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All Blacks 69 Japan 31

Full time - All Blacks 69 ( Bridge x 2, Laumape x 3, Coles, Naholo, Proctor, Mo'unga, Tahuriorangi tries; eight conversions & one penalty) Japan 31 (Arise, Tui, Henry, lafaele x 2 tries; three conversions.)

80th minute - Thats it! what a game, the All Blacks came and got the job done convincingly, but Japan can walk away with their heads held high. 

77th minute - The game has opened right up now. Three to go.

70th minute - Try to Lafaele

Incredible work from winger Kenki Fukoka who fends off Naholo and then sets up Lafaele to score his second of the night. 

Conversion is good. 

68th minute - Try to Bridge

A grubber from Laumape is met by the toe of Bridge who runs in behind and scores a double. 

Conversion is wide

63rd minute - Try to Laumape

Its all New Zealand at the moment, Japan look spent. Evans makes another great pass and Laumape kicks a grubber through, and scores, his third on the night.

Barrett slots the sideline kick 

60th minute - Try to Proctor

Perhaps the try of the night. A crossfield kick from Jordie Barrett to George Bridge who chips it over the Japan defence, collects his own kick and finds Proctor who scores with ease. 

Conversion is good. 

57th minute - Try to Naholo

Great work from substitute Gareth Evans who breaks through two tackles before finding Naholo who scores in the corner. 

Conversion is wide

54th minute - Changes for the All Blacks

Coltman is on for Coles, Perry is on for Tuungafasi

Evans is on for Tuipulotu

52nd minute - Try to Henry

Some fantastic play from Japan as the forwards set up a few phases before the backs spin it wide and Jamie Henry scores after a chip through from Tamara.

Conversion is wide

49th minute - Two changes for the home side. Tanaka is on for Nagare and Nakajima is on at lock for Van Der Walt

47th minute - Try to Bridge

His first touch as a All Black is one he will never forget. A great break from Mo'unga sees him pass to Tahuriorangi who sets up Bridge for his try on debut. 

Conversion is good.

45th minute - Japan win a penalty as they look to put some pressure on the All Blacks early in this second half. 

42nd minute- Nehe Milner-Skudder has left the field and is replaced by George Bridge. 

41st minute - The second half is back underway

All Blacks 38 Japan 19

Half time

All Blacks 38 ( Coles, Mo'unga, Tahuriorangi, Laumape x2 tries; five conversions & one penalty) Japan 19 (Anise, Tui, Lafaele tries; two conversions)

40th minute - Try to Lafaele

A great end to the first-half for the Brave Blossoms as the second five runs through four All Blacks to score in the corner.

Conversion is wide. 

39th minute - Try to Laumape

A well worked move from the All Blacks off the lineout as Mo'unga hits Laumape with a short ball and hes too big and too strong. He busts through the defence to score his second. 

Try is converted. 

36th minute - Try to Tahuriorangi 

After loose ball from the Japanese team, the ball pops out and its the Rotorua Boys High old boy who pounces and scores under the post.

Try is converted. 

33rd minute - Try to Hendrik Tui

After some sloppy play from both teams the Japanese number eight goes over. Initially he was held up but the referee calls it a try. 

Some pushing and shoving from both teams after the call.

Try is converted. 

28th minute - Try to Laumape

A chip and chase from Waisake Naholo and the bounce is perfect to Laumape as there is three All Blacks waiting for the bounce. 

Try is converted. 

27th minute - Some good atack from the All Blacks is ended by a knock-on from Dalton Papali'i.

23rd minute - Japan getting some time with the ball and win a penalty after an interception attempt from Ngani Laumape. 

20th minute - Try to Mo'unga 

The first five scores his first try as an All Black. Breaks the tackle of two defenders and scores the second of the night for New Zealand.

Converts his own try. 

18th minute - Penalty to the All Blacks on the half way line. Hiroshi Yamashita not rolling away. 

15th minute - Try to Dane Coles

It started in the All Blacks 22. A break from Milner-Skudder and quick ball from Tahuriorangi to Mo'unga who sets up Coles to score in the corner. 

Mo'unga makes the conversion. 

12th minute - Great defence from Japan as they force a scrum on their own five.

11th minute - All Blacks win another penalty and this time Mo'unga makes no mistake kicking for touch. 

Eighth minute - The All Blacks win another penalty in the Japanese half, Mo'unga makes a mistake with the kick, he kicks it dead. Japan scrum.

Fourth minute - TRY to Sauela Anise

A charge down off the Jordie Barrett kick and the Japanese lock wins the race to score the first try.  

Tamara converts the try. 

Third minute - All Blacks win an early penalty after Hendrick Tui had his hands in the ruck.

Out in front and Mo'unga slots the easy kick. 

First minute - Mo'unga kicks off to get the test match underway. 


Kia ora, good evening and welcome to Newshub's live updates of the All Blacks vs Japan test match from Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo.

It's a much anticipated test tonight, due to the fact that the All Blacks are missing so many key players.

Because of this, many believe Japan have a reasonable chance of upsetting the world champions.

all blacks lineup

The All Blacks have eight debutants named in the 23. Six of them are on the bench, Dalton Papali'i and Matt Proctor start for their first caps in black.

All Blacks: 1-Ofa Tuungafasi, 2-Dane Coles,3-Angus Ta'avao, 4-Patrick Tuipulotu, 5-Jackson Hemopo, 6-Vaea Fifita, 7-Dalton Papali'i*, 8-Luke Whitelock - captain, 9-Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 10-Richie Mo'unga, 11-Waisake Naholo, 12-Ngani Laumape, 13-Matt Proctor * 14-Nehe Milner-Skudder, 15-Jordie Barrett 

Reserves: 16-Liam Coltman, 17-Tim Perry, 18-Tyrel Lomax*, 19-Dillon Hunt*, 20-Gareth Evans*, 21-Mitch Drummond*, 22-Brett Cameron*, 23-George Bridge *

Japan: 1-Keita Ingaki, 2-Atsushi Sakate, 3-Hiroshi Yamashita, 4-Wimpie Van Der Walt, 5-Sauela Anise, 6-Michael Leitch, 7-Kazuki Himeno, 8-Hendrik Tui, 9-Yutaka Nagare, 10-Yu Tamara, 11-Kenki Fukoka, 12-Tim Lafaele, 13-William Tupou, 14-Jamie Henry*, 15-Ryohei Yamanka

Reserves: Yusuke Niwai ,Masatak Mikami, Asaeli Ai Valu, Uwe Helu, Isieli Nakajima*, Fumiaki Tanaka, Rikiya Matsuda, Ryoto Nakamura

* new caps



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