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Four Kyushu Natives Join Japanese Team for Rugby World Cup 2019

The 31 members of Japan’s national team for the Rugby World Cup 2019 were announced and among them are four Kyushu natives. Taishi Nagare and Yusuke Kizu from Kagoshima, Ryoto Nakamura from Oita, Kenki Fukuoka from Fukuoka and all other 27 team members will compete to become one of the final eight teams at the tournament. The team will play at a tuneup match against South Africa on Sep. 6 before their opening game against Russia on Sept. 20. Source: Mainichi Shimbun, 8/29/2019

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Published: Sep 2, 2019 / Last Updated: Sep 2, 2019