The Canadians’ unbeaten run since PNC tournament began came to a shuddering halt against Japan at Nagoya Municipal Mizuho Park Rugby Ground today June 19.
It means the chances for who will take home the PNC title is now opened for either Fiji or Tonga, who will face each other on Sunday, June 23.
It was Japan's first win in the five-nation tournament after two defeats, leaving the title hopes to Canada on 12 points, Fiji on 11 points and Tonga on 10 points.
Japan’s full back Ayumu Goromaru scored all the points giving his team the 16-13 victory over Canada.
For Japan: Try: Goromaru, Con: Goromaru, Pens: Goromaru 3
For Canada: Try: Hearn, Con: Pritchard, Pens: Pritchard 2
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