Friday, September 16, 2011

Japan 83-7 to Move Clear Atop Group at Rugby’s World Cup

New Zealand beat Japan 83-7 to move clear atop its Rugby World Cup group with the maximum points from its opening two matches.

The All Blacks scored 13 tries, with 11 different players touching down. Richard Kahui and Sonny Bill Williams got two tries each in Hamilton. Hirotoki Onozawa got Japan’s only try in the 58th minute.

New Zealand is rated the bookmakers’ favorite to win the 20-nation tournament it is hosting and snap a 24-year title drought. It has 10 points atop Pool A ahead of France, which plays Canada in two days. All Blacks coach Graham Henry criticized his squad after the 41-10 opening win against Tonga.

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