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TOWNSVILLE, Australia — Japan’s honeymoon in North Queensland came to an abrupt end at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Thursday as Fiji used its in-depth knowledge of Japanese rugby to defeat the Cherry Blossoms 41-13.

With six players in the Fiji squad plying their trade in Japan, the Cherry Blossoms had no answer to the tactics employed by the Fijians in the second half and 25 unanswered points saw the Japanese bandwagon come to a screeching halt.

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