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Youth and experience combined to hand Japan a record seventh straight test-match win Friday as the Brave Blossoms beat Samoa 33-14 at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground.

The youthful exuberance came in the form of Yoshikazu Fujita, who grabbed a first-half brace of tries, and Kotaro Matsushima, who scored a superb individual effort in the second stanza, as Japan showed just what it can do with ball in hand.

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