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Wallaroos vs Japan: Rugby Union Test match result

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19th July, 2019

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Match result:

Australia’s Wallaroos have flexed their muscle with a magnificent victory over Japan on Friday night. Grace Hamilton was stunning, and she claimed three very well deserved tries in the 43-point win.

Final score
Australia 46
Japan 3

Match preview:

Fresh off a 29-point win, the Wallaroos will look to clinch the two-match international series when they play Japan at North Sydney Oval. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from 7pm (AEST).

Last week’s game was their first of the year, but the Wallaroos did enough to beat the Japanese in Newcastle. It was the Sakura’s first game since the 2017 World Cup, and their loss was not for lack of effort.

It marked the Wallaroos’ first ever win at home, which is understandable given many of their games have been against New Zealand.

These teams have only clashed twice, and the Aussies took the silver both times.

Dwayne Nestor has made two changes to the starting XV for their return to North Sydney Oval, the scene of their first test match.


Lori Cramer moves off the bench onto the left wing, where she replaces Mhicca Carter. The other change is Eva Karpani, who moves to tighthead after making her debut off the pine last weekend.

For Japan, Sachiko Kato replaces Makoto Ebuchi at loosehead, and Moe Tsukui takes over at halfback from Megumi Abe. Komachi Imakugi will start on the left wing in place of Anna Kasai.

On the other wing, Minami Shikao takes over from Eriko Hirano. Minori Yamamoto will wear 15 instead of Ria Anoku, who drops to the bench.

The Wallaroos struggled to find their groove at times last week, but showed enough to beat Japan. The Sakura will be more confident this time round, but the Aussies should win.

Australia by 16.

Time: 7pm (AEST)
Venue: North Sydney Oval
Referee: Aurelie Groizeleau
TV: Fox Sports, Kayo Sports

1. Emily Robinson
2. Averyl Mitchell
3. Eva Karpani
4. Michaela Leonard
5. Alisha Hewett
6. Millie Boyle, (vc)
7. Emily Chancellor
8. Grace Hamilton (c)
9. Cobie-Jane Morgan
10. Trilleen Pomare
11. Lori Cramer
12. Ariana Hira Herangi
13. Alysia Lefau-Fakaosilea
14. Samantha Treherne
15. Mahalia Murphy

16. Ashley Marsters
17. Liz Patu
18. Christina Sekona
19. Rebecca Clough
20. Shannon Mato
21. Georgia Cormick
22. Arabella McKenzie
23. Mhicca Carter


1. Sachiko Kato
2. Maiko Fujimoto
3. Saki Minami
4. Wako Kitano
5. Kie Tamai
6. Misaki Suzuki
7. Kyoko Hosokawa
8. Maki Takano
9. Moe Tsukui
10. Mana Furuta
11. Komachi Imakugi
12. Ayaka Suzuki
13. Hinano Nagura
14. Minami Shikao
15. Minori Yamamoto

16. Ayumu Kokaji
17. Yuka Igarashi
18. Ayano Sakurai
19. Ayano Nagai
20. Eriko Hirano
21. Megumi Abe
22. Moe Nagaoka
23. Ria Anoku

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