Japan beat Russia as Kotaro Matsushima lights up Tokyo opener

Kotaro Matsushima
Kotaro Matsushima of Japan scores his side's opening try against Russia in Tokyo.

Hosts Japan have started the Rugby World Cup with a crucial win, beating Russia 30-10 at a vibrant Tokyo Stadium on Friday.

Electric Japanese wing Kotaro Matsushima starred for the Jamie Joseph-coached side, scoring three tries in the pool A clash to grab the bonus-point victory they were after.

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