Flyhalf Matt McGahan contributed 16 points, including a second-half try, as he marshaled BlackRams Tokyo to a 41-26 win Friday over Japan Rugby League One opponents Kobe Steelers.

Kobe arrived at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground looking to avoid a third straight defeat, while BlackRams were aiming for their first three-game win streak of the season.

BlackRams Tokyo's Brodi Mccurran scores a try in the second half of a Japan Rugby League One match against Kobe Steelers at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground in Tokyo on March 10, 2023. (Kyodo)

McGahan slotted an early penalty before Marcell Coetzee put Steelers ahead 5-3 with his 22nd-minute try. The lead was short-lived, with Toshiya Takahashi's converted try sending BlackRams into the break leading 10-5.

Junpei Yukawa's five-pointer and McGahan's conversion extended the lead to 17-5 early in the second half, with the men in black maintaining a double-digit buffer the rest of the way.