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Last Updated: Sunday, 14 May 2006, 12:30 GMT 13:30 UK
Ohata breaks Campese try record
Daisuke Ohata dives to score his record-breaking try
Ohata scored eight tries in one match against Chinese Taipei
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'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."

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
The Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) presented Ohata with a gold-striped shirt after the match to mark his achievement.

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."



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