Japan beat South Korea 56-30 in the inaugural Asia Rugby Championship at Incheon on Saturday but their bonus-point win failed to impress coach Eddie Jones who criticised his team's "rubbish" performance. Hayden Hopgood contributed two tries while six of his team mates supplied one each as Japan ran in five more tries than the hosts' three, including two from Jang Seong Min, at the Namdong Asiad Rugby Field. "Korea played well for the first 30 minutes and we gave them some points which got their spirits up. They were physical and tackled well." Fullback Jang scored the opening try as Korea raced to a 17-3 lead after 16 minutes but Japan hit back through flanker Hopgood while winger Chihito Matsui also scored a try on his 15s debut to put his team 22-20 ahead at halftime.
FOURAS, France (AP) — With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries is setting sail for Boston.