Day Four Recap of the Trans Tasman Series
30 Apr 2016 @ 1:11 UTC
Courtesy of Bill Ker, Secretary-General of the Federation of International Touch
The day has commenced with the Women’s division match,which started strongly and with 12 minutes left on the clock for the first half the score was 4 all and even with the fact that the game moved from one end to the other the half time score remained at 4 all.
Ten minutes into the second half the invitational team scored after a Japanese player was caught offside. The invitational team then, over a period of seven minutes were three touchdowns in front. Japan then responded with two touchdowns to bring the score 7 to 6, then right as the end hooter sounded the Invitational team scored and the end score for the match was invitational team 8 and Japan 6.
The men’s match started with a brace of tries from the invitational team continued until half time
with the score at 7 to 0 the Japanese men's team was not in a good place. The invitational team were the first to score in the second half and things looked bad for the Japanese, however in the next 15 minutes Japan scored 5 touchdowns and with 4 minutes to go the score was at 8 to the invitational team and 5 to Japan and once again right at full time the invitation team scored a magnificent touchdown and the final score was Invitational team 9 Japan 5. All in all a great match.
At the end of this match New Zealand Touch presented a plaque to the Japanese Tour Party and thanked Japan for their performances and presence at the 2016 Trans Tasman series