14-man Japan scores late try to beat Canada 26-22

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Japan's Kotaro Matsushima, left, celebrates after scoring a try as Canada's Jamie Mackenzie lies on the ground after failing to stop him during the second half of a rugby test match in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday.

Japan's Kotaro Matsushima, left, celebrates after scoring a try as Canada's Jamie Mackenzie lies on the ground after failing to stop him during the second half of a rugby test match in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday. (Photo: DARRYL DYCK)

Fullback Kotaro Matsushima scored the clinching try for a 14-man Japan to give the visitors a 26-22 win over Canada in a rugby union test Saturday.

Hooker Aaron Carpenter scored the fourth Canadian try with a minute remaining, but strong defense by Japan helped secure the win.

Back rower Yoshida Hosada was sent off in the 54th minute, forcing the Japanese to play a man down for most of the second half.

Hooker Takeshi Kizu scored a first-half try for Japan, which led 13-12 at the break. Japanese flyhalf Yu Tamura kicked four penalties and two conversions for 16 points.

Taylor Paris, Ray Barkwill and Jamie Cudmore scored the other Canadian tries.

-AP

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