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Japan loses rugby sevens Bowl final

Kyodo

Japan lost 29-5 to Russia in the Bowl final on Sunday to finish 18th at the men’s Rugby World Cup Sevens.

Lepuha Latuila scored the lone try for Japan, which lost twice and drew once in its three pool matches, demolished the Philippines 50-0 in their quarterfinal, and reached the final after defeating Georgia 24-21 in the semi earlier in the day.

Japan’s women lost 19-14 to the Netherlands in their Bowl quarterfinal match.