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Watch: Ireland Run In Seven Tries In Comfortable Victory Over Japan

Watch: Ireland Run In Seven Tries In Comfortable Victory Over Japan

You awake bleary-eyed to another Irish win on the summer tour of 2017: the first test in Japan has ended with a comprehensive 50-22 Irish victory.

The game began at 6am Irish time, so if you haven't seen it, catch all of the Ireland Japan tries below.

Ireland Japan tries

Keith Earls was the star of the show once again, and it was he who made a mockery of his Lions exclusion to score the opening try after 14 minutes. Dan Leavy followed suit with a brace of tries 11 and 14 minutes later respectively, with a fourth try from Jack Conan giving Ireland a commanding 31-3 half-time lead.

Here is the best of action from the first half, courtesy of Eir Sport. 

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Ireland then ran in another couple of tries in the second-half: Conan touched down a second time five minutes after the break, before Japan scored their first try:

Ireland responded quickly with a Garry Ringrose try, before Keith Earls scored his ninth international try of the season five minutes later.

Japan burnished the scoreboard somewhat with a brace of tries, but it was a fine afternoon's work from Ireland.

How's that as a Saturday morning wake-up call?

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Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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