Rugby World Cup , Pool A - Hamilton, 16 September 2011, 20:00 local, 08:00 GMT
New Zealand (38) 83 - 7 (0) Japan (FT)

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Summary

Time Score  
3 5 - 0

Well, that didn't take long! Recalled centre Conrad Smith crosses in the left corner after a sweeping All Blacks attack. Ominous for the Japanese.

4 7 - 0

Fly-half Colin Slade, deputising for the injured Dan Carter, adds the extras.

15 12 - 0

After a clean take at the lineout by Whitelock, the New Zealand pack rumbles towards the Japanese line. However, Ellis then decides to release his back-line and a cross-field move, from right to left, ends with Toeava putting Kahui over in the corner. That's a third try in two games for the winger.

21 17 - 0

Jane is stripped of the ball out wide - but illegally so. New Zealand take a quick tap penalty and their boldness eventually pays off, as Jerome Kaino forces his way over after picking the ball up off the back of a ruck just inches short of the whitewash. Slade again fails to convert. He's one from four overall.

29 22 - 0

After a Nonu break in midfield puts New Zealand on the front-foot, Mealamu bulldozes his way over from the resulting attack after a wonderful off-load off the floor from Vito had kept the move alive.

30 24 - 0

Slade ends a run of three successive misses by landing the conversion attempt.

33 29 - 0

Ellis is left with a simple finish under the posts after a wonderful midfield exchange with Conrad Smith.

34 31 - 0

Slade converts from right in front of the posts.

35 36 - 0

Slade cruises over under the posts this time around, after a stunning attack from the All Blacks which started deep inside their own half. All too easy for the All Blacks.

36 38 - 0

Slade converts his own score.

45 45 - 0

And the All Blacks are over again, Kahui crusing through to score after the Japanese defence had been sucked in once more. That's Kahui's second of the evening and his fourth of the tournament so far. Slade lands the conversion.

50 52 - 0

A grubber from Nonu puts New Zealand back on the front foot. Woodock is then held up just short but the All Blacks recycle and Slade pops the ball up for the onrushing Williams, who cruises over under the posts for his first ever World Cup try. Immediate impact by the classy Kiwi centre. Slade converts with ease.

56 59 - 0

After a decent spell of possession, Japan turn the ball over (an all-too-familiar story for them) and New Zealand counter to devastating effect, Toeava left with a simple finish under the posts after excellent work from Kahui and Vito. Slade adds the extras.

57 59 - 5

Just reward for Japane's resilence and spirit as Slade's attempted off-load to Toeava is intercepted by winger Hirotoki Onozawa, who races away to score.

58 59 - 7

Williams nails the resulting conversion, drawing a huge roar from every fan in the stadium.

60 64 - 7

Ellis puts his side on the front-foot with another sniping run before then sparking the cross-field move which ends with Nonu leaving Hore with the simplest of finishes. Wonderful interplay in midfield from the rampant All Blacks. They're really enjoying themselves at the moment.

61 69 - 7

Well, it's party time in Hamilton and Sonny Bill is having a whale of a time. The centre latches on to Kahui's chip forward before embarking on a wonderfully laconic run which sees him jink past a couple of would-be tacklers, all the while holding the ball out in front of him one-handed, before eventually putting Nonu away to score in the left corner.

76 76 - 7

Whitelock claims the lineout and flicks the ball off to Cowan, who spots a gap and breaks upfield, his surge ripping the Japanese defence to shreds and leaving Thomson with an unchallenged run to the posts.

78 83 - 7

New Zealand attack from deep, working the ball wide to Kahui, who spots the acres of space in behind the Japanese defence and kicks the ball into it, thus leaving Sonny Bill with the simple task of applying downward pressure to claim his second try of the evening.

Timeline

Time New Zealand  Score  Japan
0 start of first half start of first half
3 Smith - try 5 - 0
4 Slade - conversion 7 - 0
15 Kahui - try 12 - 0
21 Kaino - try 17 - 0
29 Mealamu - try 22 - 0
30 Slade - conversion 24 - 0
33 Ellis - try 29 - 0
34 Slade - conversion 31 - 0
35 Slade - try 36 - 0
36 Slade - conversion 38 - 0
40 end of first half end of first half
40 start of second half start of second half
44 Hore - sub on
Mealamu - sub off
Jane - sub off
S Williams - sub on
45 Kahui - try
Slade - conversion
45 - 0
46 Taira - sub off
Tupuailei - sub on
50 S Williams - try
Slade - conversion
52 - 0
52 Webb - sub on
Ueda - sub off
56 Toeava - try
Slade - conversion
59 - 0
57 59 - 5 Onozawa - try
58 59 - 7 Williams - conversion
59 Vito - sub off
AJ Williams - sub on
Vatuvei - sub on
Kikutani - sub off
Hatakeyama - sub on
Fujita - sub off
T Kitagawa - sub off
Y Kitagawa - sub on
60 Hore - try 64 - 7
61 Weepu - sub on
Toeava - sub off
Afoa - sub on
Franks - sub off
Nonu - try
69 - 7
62 Ellis - sub off
Cowan - sub on
64 Aoki - sub off
Yuhara - sub on
70 Imamura - sub off
Yoshida - sub on
71 Boric - sub on
Thorn - sub off
76 Thomson - try
Slade - conversion
76 - 7
78 S Williams - try
Slade - conversion
83 - 7
80+2 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
0
82

Notes

 
Result New Zealand won by a margin of 76 points
Rugby World Cup points New Zealand 5 (1 try bonus), Japan 0
 
Ground name Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance 30484
 
Referee N Owens (Wales)
 
New Zealand Test debuts none
Japan Test debuts none

Teams

New Zealand Japan
Tries Smith (3), Kahui (15, 45), Kaino (21), Mealamu (29), Ellis (33), Slade (35), S Williams (50, 78), Toeava (56), Hore (60), Nonu (61), Thomson (76) Tries Onozawa (57)
Cons Slade (4, 30, 34, 36, 45, 50, 56, 76, 78) Cons Williams (58)

Match stats

New Zealand   Japan
13 Tries 1
9 from 13 Conversion goals 1 from 1
0 from 1 Penalty goals 0 from 0
64.3% Kick at goal success 100.0%
0 Dropped goals 0
Kick/pass/run
24 Kicks from hand 13
146 Passes 104
105 Runs 78
751 Metres run with ball 212
Attacking
56% Possession 44%
56% Territory 44%
9 Clean breaks 2
31 Defenders beaten 5
14 Offloads 4
65 from 68 (95.6%) Rucks won 60 from 67 (89.6%)
1 from 2 (50.0%) Mauls won 0 from 0
14 Turnovers conceded 19
Defensive
84/5 Tackles made/missed 79/31
94.4% Tackling success rate 71.8%
Set pieces
10 won, 0 lost (100.0%) Scrums on own feed 5 won, 1 lost (83.3%)
10 won, 3 lost (76.9%) Lineouts on own throw 6 won, 5 lost (54.5%)
Discipline
11 Penalties conceded 11
0/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

NZ stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Toeava 1/3 5 2/5/5 53 2 2 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Jane 0/0 0 1/1/6 44 0 1 1 0 4/0 0/0 1 0/0
C Smith 1/1 5 0/3/10 45 2 5 0 1 10/2 1/0 2 0/0
C Nonu 1/2 5 1/18/11 102 3 2 2 1 6/0 0/0 1 0/0
W Kahui 2/1 10 2/3/12 177 0 8 1 3 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
FH Slade 1/1 23 3/29/5 34 0 1 1 3 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
SH Ellis 1/1 5 4/47/7 34 0 1 0 1 1/0 0/2 0 0/0
P Woodcock 0/0 0 0/2/3 3 0 0 0 0 8/0 0/0 3 0/0
H Mealamu 1/0 5 0/3/3 5 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Franks 0/0 0 0/2/2 0 0 0 1 0 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
L Thorn 0/0 0 0/1/3 15 0 0 0 0 4/1 0/0 0 0/0
L Whitelock 0/0 0 0/1/6 6 0 0 2 0 8/0 4/0 0 0/0
F Kaino 1/0 5 0/5/8 34 0 4 1 0 7/0 1/0 1 0/0
F Thomson 1/0 5 0/2/8 42 0 0 0 1 7/0 4/2 0 0/0
N8 Vito 0/1 0 0/3/7 15 0 1 3 1 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
(H) Hore 1/0 5 0/1/2 5 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 1 0/0
(P) Afoa 0/0 0 0/1/1 3 0 1 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(N8) AJ Williams 0/1 0 0/2/1 25 0 0 0 0 3/0 0/1 0 0/0
(L) Boric 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 1 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Cowan 0/0 0 0/11/1 30 1 1 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(FB) Weepu 0/0 0 3/6/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
(W) S Williams 2/1 10 1/0/4 79 1 4 1 2 4/0 0/0 1 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

JPN stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Ueda 0/0 0 0/1/5 13 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
W Usuzuki 0/0 0 0/1/6 15 0 0 0 2 1/6 0/0 0 0/0
C Taira 0/0 0 0/0/3 6 0 0 0 1 3/1 0/0 0 0/0
C Imamura 0/0 0 0/2/2 1 0 0 0 2 4/3 0/0 0 0/0
W Onozawa 1/0 5 1/1/6 48 1 1 0 1 1/1 0/0 0 0/0
FH Williams 0/0 2 4/22/7 11 0 0 1 1 11/1 1/0 0 0/0
SH Hiwasa 0/0 0 0/58/4 44 1 2 0 0 3/3 0/0 2 0/0
P Kawamata 0/0 0 0/2/5 7 0 0 0 0 3/1 0/0 1 0/0
H Aoki 0/0 0 0/0/1 0 0 0 0 0 6/2 0/0 0 0/0
P Fujita 0/0 0 0/1/1 3 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 2 0/0
L Ono 0/0 0 0/2/1 3 0 0 0 1 6/1 1/0 0 0/0
L T Kitagawa 0/0 0 0/0/2 5 0 0 0 0 5/1 0/0 0 0/0
F Taniguchi 0/0 0 0/2/2 0 0 0 0 4 11/5 0/0 1 0/0
F Leitch 0/0 0 0/2/8 21 0 1 1 2 7/0 3/2 1 0/0
N8 Kikutani 0/0 0 0/2/10 8 0 0 1 3 7/2 1/0 2 0/0
(H) Yuhara 0/0 0 1/1/3 7 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Hatakeyama 0/0 0 0/2/2 1 0 0 0 1 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
(L) Y Kitagawa 0/0 0 0/1/0 0 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(N8) Vatuvei 0/0 0 0/1/2 6 0 0 0 1 2/0 0/1 0 0/0
(C) Yoshida 0/0 0 0/1/0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0 0/0
(FB) Webb 0/0 0 0/1/2 8 0 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Tupuailei 0/0 0 0/1/6 5 0 1 0 0 4/1 0/0 0 0/0
Key T/A Tries / Try Assists Pts Points scored
K/P/R Kick / Pass / Run MR Metres Run with ball
CB Clean Breaks DB Defenders Beaten OL OffLoads TO TurnOvers
Tack Tackles made / missed LO LineOuts won on throw / stolen on opp throw
Pen Penalties conceded Y/R Yellow / Red cards

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