Japan 30-63 Australia: Tevita Kuridrani scores hat-trick in Wallabies win

Australia ran in nine tries as they defeated Japan 63-30 in Yokohama on Saturday.

The Wallabies, who next travel to the UK for autumn internationals against Wales, England and Scotland, scored freely in their first Test on Japanese soil but were also tested at the other end of the pitch.

Centre Tevita Kuridrani scored a hat-trick of tries for Australia, with Samu Kerevi crossing twice and Henry Speight, Tatafu Polota-Nau, Nick Phipps and Rob Simmons also going over.

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Reece Hodge kicked all nine conversions as the Wallabies showcased their attacking prowess ahead of next weekend’s game at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

The hosts enjoyed much of the game in the second period, however, as Wimpie van der Walt powered over for a debut try, while Amanaki Mafi and Kazuki Himeno also crossed as Japan ran in 27 points after the break to record their highest score in five Test defeats against Australia dating back to 1975.

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