Scotland beats weakened Japan 26-13 in 1st test

BY foxsports • June 18, 2016

TOYOTA, Japan (AP) Scotland beat a weakened Japan 26-13 on Saturday in the first of two rugby tests.

Shota Horie scored the opening try for Japan but Scotland fought back through a penalty try in the first half and another try by Willem Nel just after the break that gave the visitors a 23-10 lead.

Scotland beat Japan 45-10 at last year's Rugby World Cup in Japan's only loss of the tournament. Japan was without many of the players from that squad, including captain Michael Leitch, Luke Thompson and Justin Ives.

The two teams play again in Tokyo on June 25.

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