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Japan rout Tonga 41-7 to continue impressive World Cup build-up

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Surely, with 8 of the starting 15 players being non-Japanese the team should be renamed “International 15”!

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Yeah, if they were solely Japanese players, they'd have been crushed!

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Must have been a pretty sweaty game in this heat.

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Tonga may have Better Luck against Canada

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They shouldn't get their confidence up too much. When theyre up against the big boys they'll know it

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Just how many of the 'Japanese' players have Japanese names?

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11 out of a 31 strong Japan Rugby Squad.

Strangely enough (?), the same people "concerned" about the non-Japanese sounding names "passing off) in J squads, are the same ones moaning they don't get to hold dual nationality, i.e. they're all dying to be Japanese.

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11 have foreign names,

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Its not Japan...

At the last World Cup, only Uruguay and Georgia had 100% native squads.

Its teams like Tonga, Fiji and Samoa that lose players.

Come on world rugby. Sort it out!

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Just how many of the 'Japanese' players have Japanese names?

Does it matter?

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