Japan vs Wales – USA Sevens Rugby
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13th Place Play-OffSam Boyd Stadium03/05/201702:28 PMUSA Sevens

A Japanese error , gave the ball to Adam Thomas for the easy score. Than Davies added the conversion. Not phased by the early error, Ryota Kano took the restart back sixty-plus meters for the try in the left corner. Continuing the struggle for kickers from that same corner all day, Katsuyuki Sakai’s conversion bounced off the pad of the goal post. Japan got the ball back and added a second try through captain Dai Ozawa mere seconds later. Sakai added the conversion placing Japan five points to the good. After good pressure, a dummy by Davies was stripped away inside the Japan twenty-two, giving the ball back to the men in white accented by red. Japan again stormed into attacking position and won a penalty fifteen meters out. Wales stood tall in defense, at the stroke of halftime, Luke Morgan broke away for his fifty try of the tournament. Davies added his second conversion for the two-point lead.

You by Patrick Stehlin in the ninth minute of play, put Japan back out front. Sakai’s second conversion pushed the lead back to five. Japan threatened again with an interception, but unable to finish off the maneuver, it was Wales’s Ethan Davies who was next to score. Skittering free for the try, Davies added to Japan’s woes by hitting the conversion to give Wales the lead back. Japan fought to the end, but the minor bragging rights went to Wales in the thirteenth-place decider.