As happen, Host Japan Was started perfectly in the Rugby world cup 2019 Opening Fixtures by beating the Russia with 30-10 score on today on 20 September 2019. Kotaro Matsushima ran in a hat-trick will help the Japan to win the RWC opener against Russia at Tokyo.
|2019 Rugby World Cup: Japan v Russia|
|Japan: (12) 30|
|Tries: Matsushima 3, Labuschagne; Pens: Tamura 2 Cons: Tamura, Matsuda|
|Russia: (7) 10|
|Tries: Golosnitsky Pens: Kushnarev Cons: Kushnarev|
Russia who took a early lead with win kirill golosnitskiy but Matsushima replied good for the host.
He grabbed his second and put ahead in the first half while pieter labuschagne broke away to add the another.
Matsushima then ran through to claim a four-try bonus point for his side.
Host Japan who is in the Pool A and next to face Scotland, Ireland and Samoa in the group stage so first match victory surely help them a lot and one step near to reach the world cup quarter final spot.
You can watch out the full match highlights video of this match via official sites at https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/video/472990