Rugby’s Top League Round 3 was held at 8 venues on the 6th, and Yamaha Motor defeated NEC 59-31 at the Chichibu Memorial Rugby Stadium in Tokyo. Yamaha Motor’s former Japan national team FB Goromaru Ayumu, who has announced that he will retire from active duty only this season, is his first starting lineup in the third race of the season. In the first half, he ran about 30 meters alone and contributed to the team’s victory by deciding a try for the first time in 1232 days.
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Rugby Top League Round 3 was held at 8 venues on the 6th in TokyoChichibumiyaYamaha Motor defeated NEC 59-31 at the rugby field. Former Japan national team FB of Yamaha Motor who has announced that he will retire from active duty only this seasonGoromaru AyumuIs the first starting lineup for the first appearance in the third race of the season. In the first half, he ran about 30 meters alone and contributed to the team’s victory by deciding a try for the first time in 1232 days.
Goromaru announced his retirement in December last year. Although he was not a member for two consecutive races since the opening, it was his first appearance in the last season. When the name of the 35-year-old man was called into the hall on the 1st of this month, the audience gave a particularly big applause.
NEC took the lead. Attack the left side in the first two minutes,Hiroyuki MiyajimaIs a try. The conversion was also decided and scored 7 points. Immediately after 4 minutes, Yamaha Motor’s Malo Tuitama tried to fight back. Goromaru scored a conversion kick, which was his first goal of the season, and caught up with the tie of 7-7.
Yamaha Motor took the lead in the 19th minute with a certified try due to the opponent’s foul, and in the 23rd minuteKohei EguchiIs a try. Goromaru fascinates in the 33rd minute. I intercepted on the left side, ran alone for about 30 meters, and slipped. This is the first try in three seasons since the match against Kubota on October 21, 2017. The hall showed the most excitement of the day.
Yamaha Motor, which turned back with a lead of 26-19 in the first half, also in the second half, Uwe Helu,Malo TuitamaExpand the lead with these tries and win. Goromaru played until after 34 minutes in the second half and contributed with a total of 15 points, including deciding 5 conversion kicks. He was also elected to the Man of the Match for this match.
Yamaha Motor will face Canon on the 14th in the next round. On the other hand, NEC, which lost the opening three consecutive games, will face Hino on the 13th. (THE ANSWER editorial department)