Samoa beat Japan in Tokyo

Samoa avenged their loss in the Pacific Nations Cup in June when they roared back from a 10-point deficit to beat Japan 13-10 in a rugby test match on Saturday in Tokyo.

Stand-off James Arlidge opened the scoring for Japan in the second minute with a penalty and number eight Ryukoliniasi Holani touched down to stretch the lead to 8-0 five minutes later.

Arlidge cashed in to make it 10-0, but it completed the scoring for the home side as Arlidge missed a drop goal in the 16th minute.

Full back Lolo Lui pulled back two penalties in the second half, before scrum half Kahn Foitualii scored a try to make it 11-10 and Lui duly stretched the lead with a conversion.

Arlidge missed another penalty in between.

Japan play another test against Russia on November 6.

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