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Japan Side Announced For Match in Dublin

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Japan have introduced their crew to face Ireland this Saturday at 1 pm in Dublin.

The aspect will play their first check towards one other nation for the reason that 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final towards South Africa.

Few modifications have been made to the Japan team that played the British and Irish Lions for the primary time ever.

Seven of the pack that confronted off towards the Lions begin in Dublin.

Inagaki, Sakate and Koo line up within the entrance row with Wimpie Wan Der Walt and James Moore behind them in lock ahead.

Captain Michael Leitch and Pieter Labuschagne are as soon as once more beginning at flanker.

Last week’s try-scorer Kazuki Himeno comes into the beginning XV at quantity eight, changing Amanaki Mafi.

Naoto Saito comes into the aspect at scrum-half with the ever-reliable Yu Tamura beside him within the fly-half place.

Ryoto Nakamura and Timothy Lafaele would be the centre partnership for the second week in a row.

30-year-old Semisi Masirewa will begin at 14 alongside Siosaia Fifita and Kotaro Matsushima.

Kaito Shigeno and Asaeli Ai Valu are among the many gamers on the bench.

Japan Team v Ireland

15. Kotaro Matsushima (Clermont Auvergne)

14. Semisi Masirewa (Kinetsu Liners)

13. Timothy Lafaele (Kobelco Steelers)

12. Ryoto Nakamura (Suntory Sungoliath)

11. Siosaia Fifita (Kintetsu Liners)

10. Yu Tamura (Canon Eagles)

9. Naoto Saito (Suntory Sungoliath)


1. Keita Inagaki (Panasonic Wild Knights)

2. Atsushi Sakate (Panasonic Wild Knights)

3. Ji-won Koo (Honda Heat)

4. Wimpie van der Walt (NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes)

5. James Moore (Munakata Sanix Blues)

6. Michael Leitch C (Toshiba Brave Lupus)

7. Pieter Labuschagne (Kubota Spears)

8. Kazuki Himeno (Highlanders)


16. Kosuke Horikoshi (Suntory Sungoliath)

17. Craig Millar (Panasonic Wild Knights)

18. Asaeli Ai Valu (Panasonic Wild Knights)

19. Jack Cornelsen (Panasonic Wild Knights)

20. Tevita Tatafu (Suntory Sungoliath)

21. Kaito Shigeno (Toyota Verblitz)

22. Rikiya Matsuda (Panasonic Wild Knights)

23. Shane Gates (NTT Communications Shining Arcs)

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