Japan winger Daisuke Ohata broke Australian legend David Campese's world record for Test tries on Sunday with a hat-trick in a 32-7 win over Georgia.
Ohata scored eight tries in one match against Chinese Taipei
Ohata's feat took his tally to 65, in only his 55th Test, to surpass Campese's mark of 64, from 101 Tests.
However, unlike Campese's, only around a quarter of Ohata's tries have come against major rugby-playing nations.
"I doubt (Campese) would have expected a Japanese player to break his record," said the 30-year-old Ohata.
"There was a weird kind of pressure on me to do it, so I'm happy to get it done."
The Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) presented Ohata with a gold-striped shirt after the match to mark his achievement.
TOP TEST TRY-SCORERS
Daisuke Ohata (Jap) 65
David Campese (Aus) 64
Rory Underwood (Eng+BL) 50
Christian Cullen (NZ) 46
Jeff Wilson (NZ) 44
Ohata's first try came in the 36th minute when he touched down after following up a chip through from Yuta Imamura.
He equalled Campese's total just before the hour mark when he joined a rolling maul five metres out and was pushed over by the Japanese pack.
Ohata then broke the record deep into injury time when he burst clear following a line-out close to the Georgia line.
"In a way I feel a bit sorry about breaking Campese's record," Ohata added. "But it's great to break it just before the soccer World Cup starts."