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Teams confirmed for Japan vs Russia at Kingsholm on Saturday

Teams confirmed for Japan vs Russia at Kingsholm on Saturday
Japan and Russia have both confirmed their matchday squads for Saturday’s fixture between the two sides at Kingsholm – kick off 2:05pm.

The Brave Blossoms have retained ten of the side that gave England such a scare at Twickenham last weekend, as they return to a stadium that has become something of a second home to them in recent seasons.



In addition to having played two pool matches at Kingsholm in Rugby World Cup 2015, against Scotland and the USA, Japan also played a warm up game here against Georgia in September 2015 and actually played against Gloucester Rugby in a friendly in November 2013.

The game kicks off at 2:05pm on Saturday and tickets are still available by clicking HERE

Japan:

  1. William Tupou; 14. Amanaki Taiyo Lotoahe, 13. Timothy Lafaele, 12. Ryotu Nakamura, 11. Kenki Fukuoka; 10. Rikiya Matsuda, 9. Kaito Shigeno; 1. Keita Inagaki, 2. Atsushu Sakate, 3. Jiwon Koo; 4. Kazuki Himeno, 5. Wimpie Van der Walt; 6. Michael Leitch (capt), 7. Masakatsu Nishikawa, 8. Hendrik Tui


Replacements:

  1. Kosuke Horikoshi, 17. Masataka Mikami, 18. Hiroshi Yamashita, 19. Yuya Odo, 20. Isileli Nakajima, 21. Yutaka Nagare, 22. Yu Tamura, 23. Yusuke Kajimura


Russia:

  1. Vasily Artemyev; 14. Mikhail Babaev, 13. Vladimir Ostroushko, 12. Dmitry Gerasimov, 11. Daniil Potikhanov; 10. Yury Kushnarev, 9. Vasily Dorofeev; 1. Valery Morozov, 2. Stanislav Selskii, 3. Vladimir Podrezov, 4. Andrey Ostrikov, 5. Andrey Garbuzov; 6. Vitaly Zhivatov, Tagir Gadzhiev, 8. Nikita Vavilin


Replacements:

  1. Evgeny Matveev, 17. Sergey Sekisov, 18. Anton Drozdov, 19. Alexander Illin, 20. Anton Sychev, 21. Dmitry Perov, 22. Ramil GAysin, 23. Sergey Ttishin

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