Fullback Lori Cramer had an opportunity to place the Wallaroos in entrance within the 79th minute however her penalty try from a really helpful angle missed and the ‘Sakura XV’ held on for a well-known 12-10 victory.
Cramer complained to referee Maggie Cogger-Orr after the miss however her protestations had been waved off.
“You possibly can see Lori Cramer not completely happy in any respect in regards to the tried chase down of the kick.”
However replays confirmed solely minimal motion from the Japan gamers within the in-goal.
Gamers are allowed to cost down conversion makes an attempt however not penalties.
Regardless, it was a kick the often dependable Cramer ought to have made and a game the Wallaroos ought to have gained.
Australia is ranked fifth on the planet to Japan’s twelfth as each groups eye the October-November World Cup in New Zealand.
“Lori Cramer will probably be filthy,” Mitchell mentioned.
“She’s by and huge one of the best place kicker in Australia in the intervening time and it is tremendous uncharacteristic for her to overlook these.”
Neither team might rating within the first half of a rugged affair at Bond College.
Japan ultimately struck within the forty ninth minute as Arabella McKenzie’s move between her legs backfired with Ayasa Otsuka swooping to kick forward and rating.
Adiana Talakai adopted Marsters’ lead with an in depth quarters attempt however Cramer’s 0/3 evening with the boot proved decisive.
“Actually good line velocity and so they smothered our assault. We got here in with a game plan and we weren’t in a position to execute it. We have been collectively lower than 10 days and hopefully we are able to be taught from that.”
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Parry additionally spoke about Cramer’s protestations.
“There was a difficulty however the referee refereed the game and we take her on what she has seen,” the skipper mentioned.
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“We had a slight distinction of opinion however the game would not absolutely come all the way down to that kick – we had quite a few different alternatives to win the game and sadly could not slot that purpose.”
Regardless of the quick turnaround, new Wallaroos coach Jay Tregonning opted to discipline the identical 23 towards Japan.
Former Wallabies Ben Mowen and Berrick Barnes had been concerned with Japan’s teaching team.
AT A GLANCE
JAPAN 12 (Otsuka, Hosokawa tries; Otsuka conversion) WALLAROOS 10 (Marsters, Talakai tries)