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Holani's tournament is over

Japan have been forced to make a second change to their Rugby World Cup squad after number eight Ryukoliniashi Holani was ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury.

The Japan Rugby Football Union has confirmed that Holani, who has suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage, will be replaced in the 30-man squad by Toetsu Taufa.

Japan coach John Kirwan called Yuji Kitagawa, 25, into his squad on Friday after lock Justin Ives failed to recover from a knee injury.


From Belfast Telegraph