Rugby World Cup , Pool A - North Shore City, 10 September 2011, 18:00 local, 06:00 GMT
France (25) 47 - 21 (11) Japan (FT)

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Summary

Time Score  
4 5 - 0

Julien Pierre over the try line - great break from Lakafia after a fantastic piece of plundering around the breakdown from Lievremont's charges

5 7 - 0

Yachvili adds the extras with ease

11 12 - 0

Francois Trinh-Duc profits from an interception and with Clerc outside he ignores the speedster and runs in the try himself

12 14 - 0

Yachvili knocks over the extras - 14-0 to France

17 14 - 3

Arlidge makes amends for his earlier miss with a confident strike

20 17 - 3

Quality strike from the left boot of Yachvili from a way back

28 20 - 3

Yachvili keeps the scoreboard ticking over for France

30 20 - 8

Arlidge tries the grubber but it rebounds back into his hands and he crashes over

34 25 - 8

What a score...Yachvili at his best puts Rougerie away who offloads with SBW-esque hands to put away Clerc..great play

38 25 - 11

Arlidge knocks it over with ease..

49 25 - 16

And it's that man Arlidge again - he has been superb - takes advantage of poor French tackling and he dives over.

50 25 - 18

Arlidge - conversion

58 25 - 21

Arlidge keeps his cool and knocks the ball over

67 28 - 21

Yachvili knocks over the three with ease

70 33 - 21

Nallet crosses the line in the corner exploiting an overlap...heartbreaking for Japan but still ten minutes left in the clash

71 35 - 21

Yachvili keeps the scoreboard ticking over with an impressive conversion

77 40 - 21

What a try from France - Heymans makes the break with Pape crossing the line after a great counter-attack

78 42 - 21

Yachvili - conversion

80+1 47 - 21

And that's the ball game - Parra runs in the ball in the dying embers of the game to put some gloss on the scoreboard.

Timeline

Time France  Score  Japan
0 start of first half start of first half
4 Pierre - try 5 - 0
5 Yachvili - conversion 7 - 0
11 Trinh-Duc - try 12 - 0
12 Yachvili - conversion 14 - 0
17 14 - 3 Arlidge - penalty goal
20 Yachvili - penalty goal 17 - 3
28 Yachvili - penalty goal 20 - 3
30 20 - 8 Arlidge - try
34 Clerc - try 25 - 8
35 Holani - sub off
Taniguchi - sub on
38 25 - 11 Arlidge - penalty goal
40 end of first half end of first half
40 start of second half start of second half
43 Hatakeyama - sub off
Fujita - sub on
47 Estebanez - sub off
Marty - sub on
49 25 - 16 Arlidge - try
50 25 - 18 Arlidge - conversion
51 Szarzewski - sub on
Servat - sub off
Barcella - sub off
Poux - sub on
Trinh-Duc - sub off
Skrela - sub on
54 Tupuailei - sub on
Taira - sub off
58 25 - 21 Arlidge - penalty goal
61 Parra - sub on
Skrela - sub off
66 Webb - sub off
Williams - sub on
Hiwasa - sub on
Tanaka - sub off
67 Yachvili - penalty goal 28 - 21
70 Nallet - try 33 - 21
71 Yachvili - conversion 35 - 21
72 Pierre - sub off
Pape - sub on
74 Harinordoquy - sub off
Bonnaire - sub on
77 Pape - try 40 - 21
78 Yachvili - conversion 42 - 21
80+1 Parra - try 47 - 21
80+2 end of second half
end of half
end of second half
end of half
0
82

Notes

 
Result France won by a margin of 26 points
Rugby World Cup points France 5 (1 try bonus), Japan 0
 
Ground name North Harbour Stadium, North Shore City (neutral venue)
Attendance 28569
 
Referee SR Walsh (Australia)
 
France Test debuts none
Japan Test debuts none

Teams

France Japan
Tries Pierre (4), Trinh-Duc (11), Clerc (34), Nallet (70), Pape (77), Parra (80) Tries Arlidge (30, 49)
Cons Yachvili (5, 12, 71, 78) Cons Arlidge (50)
Pens Yachvili (20, 28, 67) Pens Arlidge (17, 38, 58)

Match stats

France   Japan
6 Tries 2
4 from 6 Conversion goals 1 from 2
3 from 3 Penalty goals 3 from 4
77.8% Kick at goal success 66.7%
0 Dropped goals 0
Kick/pass/run
23 Kicks from hand 23
99 Passes 137
92 Runs 104
514 Metres run with ball 430
Attacking
45% Possession 55%
45% Territory 55%
6 Clean breaks 4
12 Defenders beaten 8
16 Offloads 6
54 from 59 (91.5%) Rucks won 90 from 93 (96.8%)
5 from 5 (100.0%) Mauls won 1 from 1 (100.0%)
15 Turnovers conceded 14
Defensive
103/8 Tackles made/missed 80/12
92.8% Tackling success rate 87.0%
Set pieces
13 won, 0 lost (100.0%) Scrums on own feed 6 won, 1 lost (85.7%)
12 won, 1 lost (92.3%) Lineouts on own throw 7 won, 0 lost (100.0%)
Discipline
10 Penalties conceded 12
0/0 Yellow/red cards 0/0

Fra stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Heymans 0/0 0 5/3/9 39 1 2 2 2 2/2 1/0 0 0/0
W Clerc 1/1 5 0/3/8 58 1 0 3 1 5/0 0/0 1 0/0
C Rougerie 0/2 0 2/5/3 22 0 0 0 0 4/1 0/0 0 0/0
C Estebanez 0/0 0 0/0/5 53 1 1 1 1 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
W Medard 0/0 0 0/0/6 39 0 6 3 0 1/0 1/0 0 0/0
FH Trinh-Duc 1/0 5 3/11/2 61 1 1 0 0 2/1 0/0 1 0/0
SH Yachvili 0/2 17 4/44/5 58 0 0 1 2 1/0 0/0 1 0/0
P Barcella 0/0 0 0/1/2 6 0 0 0 1 9/0 0/0 0 0/0
H Servat 0/0 0 0/2/9 6 0 0 1 0 3/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Mas 0/0 0 0/2/5 13 0 0 1 1 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
L Pierre 1/0 5 0/1/4 8 0 0 0 1 5/2 3/0 1 0/0
L Nallet 1/0 5 0/4/2 5 0 0 0 1 7/0 1/0 1 0/0
F Dusautoir 0/0 0 0/3/5 18 0 1 0 1 16/0 0/0 3 0/0
F Harinordoquy 0/0 0 0/1/5 8 0 0 1 1 8/0 4/0 0 0/0
N8 Lakafia 0/0 0 0/6/5 33 1 0 1 0 8/2 2/0 0 0/0
(H) Szarzewski 0/0 0 0/0/5 4 0 0 0 0 8/0 0/0 0 0/0
(P) Poux 0/0 0 0/0/0 0 0 0 0 0 5/0 0/0 0 0/0
(L) Pape 1/0 5 0/1/2 24 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(F) Bonnaire 0/0 0 0/0/1 4 0 0 0 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(SH) Parra 1/0 5 1/9/4 41 1 0 2 0 1/0 0/0 0 0/0
(FH) Skrela 0/0 0 0/0/2 5 0 0 0 3 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Marty 0/0 0 0/3/3 9 0 1 0 0 6/0 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

JPN stats

Pos   T/A Pts K/P/R MR CB DB OL TO Tack LO Pen Y/R
FB Webb 0/0 0 1/1/5 59 0 0 0 0 0/2 0/0 0 0/0
W Endo 0/0 0 1/2/12 81 0 1 0 1 2/0 0/0 1 0/0
C Taira 0/0 0 0/1/1 2 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
C Nicholas 0/0 0 2/6/6 8 0 0 0 4 8/4 0/0 2 0/0
W Onozawa 0/0 0 1/3/10 68 1 2 0 0 5/0 1/0 0 0/0
FH Arlidge 2/0 21 13/36/5 56 2 2 1 2 10/0 0/0 0 0/0
SH Tanaka 0/1 0 1/60/4 40 1 0 0 0 4/0 0/0 0 0/0
P Hirashima 0/0 0 0/0/4 7 0 0 0 0 3/1 0/0 0 0/0
H Horie 0/0 0 0/3/6 4 0 2 0 2 7/2 0/1 1 0/0
P Hatakeyama 0/0 0 0/0/1 5 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 3 0/0
L Thompson 0/0 0 0/0/8 20 0 0 0 0 9/1 1/0 0 0/0
L Kitagawa 0/0 0 0/0/3 2 0 0 0 0 2/0 1/0 1 0/0
F Kikutani 0/0 0 0/3/15 14 0 0 4 1 9/1 1/0 1 0/0
F Leitch 0/0 0 0/4/7 33 0 0 0 0 6/0 0/0 0 0/0
N8 Holani 0/0 0 0/1/1 12 0 0 0 1 0/0 2/0 0 0/0
(P) Fujita 0/0 0 0/1/4 7 0 0 0 0 2/0 0/0 0 0/0
(N8) Taniguchi 0/0 0 0/0/5 6 0 0 0 2 7/0 1/0 2 0/0
(SH) Hiwasa 0/0 0 0/16/1 0 0 0 0 0 2/1 0/0 0 0/0
(FB) Williams 0/0 0 0/0/1 1 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0/0
(C) Tupuailei 0/0 0 0/0/5 5 0 1 1 1 2/0 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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