Rugby World Cup: Bonus-point win keeps host Japan on course for quarterfinals

(CNN)Host Japan withstood a resolute challenge from Samoa to secure a crucial bonus-point victory in a 38-19 victory in their Rugby World Cup Pool A match at the City of Toyota Stadium Saturday. Taefu, who scored all Samoa’s points, kept his side in it at 16-9 down at the half with his third penalty and a further successful kick after the break saw the deficit reduced to just three points. Kazuki Himeno’s try for Japan, converted by Tamura, gave the …