Japan stun France to reach the Olympic rugby semifinals.
France break the deadlock after Damien Cler scampers past the Japanese defense for a try down the middle and the conversion gives France a 7-0 lead. France’s opening try proves to be the only try of the first half.
Japan showed familiar resilience, clawing back to score a try through Tuqiri to bring the game back to 7-5. Japan continue to fight, and are rewarded for their efforts. As time expires, Japan force their way across the try line to take the lead and stun France 12-7 in the Quarterfinals. Japan move onto the semifinals where they will be matched up against Fiji.