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World Rugby hope for Japan tournament news this year - Gilpin

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Japan in the Rugby Championship would be great !!..

GO JAPAN RUGBY !!..

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When I watch Japan play, I feel like I am rooting for Australia, Tonga, New Zealand, South Africa, and Thailand.

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How many nationalities are in other countries sports teams?

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zichiToday  09:02 am JST

How many nationalities are in other countries sports teams?

No idea, but I am talking about Rugby.

You would know better than me--what percentage of England's national rugby team is foreign born?

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You would know better than me--what percentage of England's national rugby team is foreign born?

Its not being foreign born that is the problem. Its having NO attachment to the country other than a contract to play rugby. And yes, England has several who in my opinion should NOT be playing for England. But not half the team like Japan.

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I've been saying since the last world cup that Japan should be promoted to being a Tier 1 nation.

If Italy are classed as a Tier 1 nation and are competing in the Six Nations, then why not have Japan competing in the Rugby Championship? Japan have already performed far better at a major tournament than Italy.

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Mr KiplingJuly 27  07:43 pm JST

Its not being foreign born that is the problem. Its having NO attachment to the country other than a contract to play rugby. And yes, England has several who in my opinion should NOT be playing for England. But not half the team like Japan.

Good points and an improvement on what I wanted to say.

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