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Japan v Eire: 9-try vacationers come from behind to trounce hosts 57-22


Ireland players congratulate Aoife Doyle after she scores her side's third try of the game
Eire gamers congratulate Aoife Doyle after she scores her aspect’s second strive of the sport
Japan (15) 22
Tries: Attempt scorer, Imakugi, Lavemai Cons: Otsuka 2 Pens: Otsuka
Eire (19) 57
Tries: Jones 3, Doyle, Dalton, Deely, Pearse, Scuffil-McCabe, Hooban Cons: O’Brien 6

Eire recovered from an early 15-point deficit to attain 9 tries and defeat Japan 57-22 within the first of two Assessments between the edges in Shizuoka.

Japan scored two tries within the first 5 minutes and added a penalty however the vacationers dominated thereafter.

Neve Jones grabbed three tries, with Aoife Doyle, Aoife Dalton, Meabh Deely, Chloe Pearse, Molly Scuffil-McCabe and Emma Hooban all crossing for Eire.

Fly-half Dannah O’Brien marked her debut by kicking six conversions.

The Eire senior ladies’s aspect are participating of their first ever summer time tour, with the second assembly between the edges going down in Chichibunomiya subsequent Saturday.

Greg McWilliams’ squad launched into the tour after a tough Girls’s Six Nations marketing campaign, which noticed them win two of their 5 matches.

The Irish panel have since participated in summer time camps forward of their encounters with the Japanese, who had been in good type, profitable 4 of their final 5 matches as they ready for the World Cup in October.

Disadvantaged of a number of gamers due to accidents and the upcoming Sevens World Cup, Eire fielded an experimental line-up for the opener within the Ecopa Stadium, together with 4 uncapped gamers within the beginning XV – O’Brien, Dalton, Natasja Behan and Deely.

Japan barged over below the posts within the third minute for a transformed try to two minutes later wing Komachi Imakugi accomplished a flowing transfer to attain their second.

Ayasa Otsuka prolonged the lead with a penalty, earlier than Eire got here to life, hooker Jones touching down within the fifteenth minute after her aspect gained a lineout and executed a rolling maul.

Wing Doyle dived over within the nook after good work from Enya Breen and Deely despatched her racing clear, then in added time on the finish of the primary half centre Dalton darted over the road to the touch down on her debut.

That gave Eire a four-point lead – 19-15 – on the interval, and so they solely had two minutes to attend for his or her subsequent strive, Jones lunging over after Japan had been once more unable to deal with their opponents’ rolling maul.

An analogous state of affairs led to Eire’s fifth try to Jones’ third, with O’Brien’s third profitable conversion extending her aspect’s benefit to 16 factors.

Full-back Deely then confirmed a fantastic flip of tempo to energy via the house aspect’s defence and run in one other rating as Japan had been fully over-run.

Makoto Lavemai pressured her manner over for a strive after a quick-tap penalty to scale back the deficit however then substitute Pearse reacted quickest to latch onto the unfastened ball and rating after Sam Monaghan had blocked down a clearing kick.

Substitute scrum-half Scuffil-McCabe discovered a niche together with a ruck and sprinted via for Eire’s eighth try to Hooban accomplished the rout when she rumbled over from shut vary.

Japan: Ria Anoku; Riho Kurogi, Rinka Matsuda, Shione Nakayama, Komachi Imakugi; Ayasa Otsuka, Moe Tsukui; Saki Minami (capt), Nijiho Nagata, Yuka Sadaka; Kie Tamai, Maki Takano; Misaki Suzuki, Kyoko Hosokawa, Ayano Nagai

Replacements: Hinata Komaki, Kotomi Taniguchi, Makoto Lavemai, Masami Kawamura, Seina Saito, Megumi Abe, Minori Yamamoto, Sakurako Korai

Eire: Méabh Deely; Natasja Behan, Aoife Dalton, Enya Breen, Aoife Doyle; Dannah O’Brien, Ailsa Hughes; Linda Djougang, Neve Jones, Katie O’Dwyer; Nichola Fryday (capt0, Sam Monaghan; Dorothy Wall, Edel McMahon, Hannah O’Connor.

Replacements: Emma Hooban, Chloe Pearse, Christy Haney, Taryn Schultzer, Grace Moore, Nicole Cronin, Leah Tarpey, Molly Scuffil-McCabe

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