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Dan Carter made his Japan Rugby Top League debut in stunning fashion Friday night as he led the Kobe Kobelco Steelers to a 36-20 defeat of two-time defending champion Suntory Sungoliath.

In front of a packed Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, the three-time World Player of the Year scored 21 points via a try, four penalty goals and two conversions to give the Steelers their second straight win in the Red Conference.

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