Japan beat South Korea to take Asian Five NationsView(s):
TOKYO, May 4, 2013 (AFP) – Defending champions Japan trounced South Korea 65-5 on Saturday to win the Asian Five Nations tournament for the sixth year running.
Japan, who defeated the Philippines 121-0 and Hong Kong 38-0, picked up an unbeatable 18 points from their three wins, ahead of Hong Kong and South Korea on six points apiece and the United Arab Emirates and the Philippines on zero.
Teams receive five points for a win, three for a draw, and one bonus point each for a loss within seven points, or by scoring four or more tries.
Stand-off Kosei Ono needed just one minute to score the first try of the match, while six others crossed the line.
Captain Takashi Kikutani and winger Kenki Fukuoka scored two tries each, while full back Ayumu Goromaru, repeated his feat in the Philippines to become the game’s top scorer, notching up one try and seven conversions.
Japan conceded their first try in three games when stand-off Oh Youn-Hyung touched down with three minutes left on the clock.
Japan take on the United Arab Emirates on May 10, while South Korea play the Philippines the following day.
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