Japan victors over USA

Ayumu Goromaru booted 17 points for Japan. Photo: Getty Images

Ayumu Goromaru booted 17 points for Japan. Photo: Getty Images

Japan continue to dominate the emerging rugby nations after securing a 37-29 victory over the USA in the Pacific Nations Cup.

Full-back Ayumu Goromaru put in yet another impressive performance for the Brave Blossoms, kicking 17 points as Japan secured a bonus-point victory.

But Japan were not reliant on points from the kicking tee, with Ryu Koliniasi Holani scoring two tries and scrum-half Fumiaki Tanaka and wing Akihito Yamada chipping in with a try each.

To their credit, the USA played their part in a free-scoring encounter as Leicester Tigers’ Blaine Scully touched down for a hat-trick of tries, with Cam Dolan adding another to ensure the Eagles matched Japan in the try-scoring stakes.

But the visitors were too strong, adding the scalp of the USA to that of Canada after last weekend’s victory. Japan now have nine points from two Pool B matches.

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