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Japan confirmed as sixth team to play at Kingsholm during the Rugby World Cup

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 25, 2014

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Japan's Christian Loamanu celebrates after the Rugby World Cup Group B match between Japan and Canada in Bordeaux, France, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2007.

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JAPAN have booked a seat at rugby’s top table and the chance to play at Kingsholm by defeating Hong Kong in front of a bumper crowd in Tokyo.

The Cherry Blossoms – or Brave Blossoms as they now prefer to be known – secured Rugby World Cup qualification with a 49-8 win yesterday.

The nation will now join Pool B and will be one of six teams to feature in Gloucester along Tonga, Scotland, Argentina, Georgia and USA.

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  • starturn1  |  May 25 2014, 5:43PM

    This is all well and good but, when it comes to Gloucester Rugby, what the club should really be doing is to ensure that Rupҽrt Hardҽn, our first choice and most talented tight head prop, starts as many games for Gloucester as is possible.

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