Rugby World Cup 2011

Taira out of RWC

2011-09-21 09:52
Koji Taira (AFP)

Whangarei - Centre Koji Taira became the fifth Japan player to withdraw from the Rugby World Cup on Wednesday because of a left hamstring injury.

The Japan Rugby Union was yet to name a replacement for Taira, who started in the first two Pool A games against France and New Zealand, both losses.

Lock Justin Ives, No 8 Ryukoliniashi Holani, scrumhalf Tomoki Yoshida and centre Yuta Imamura have already departed.


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