• Kyodo


Japan rugby coach Eddie Jones named a 30-man squad Wednesday for what he said would be “a very tough tour of Europe” in November.

The Brave Blossoms, ranked 16th in the world, take on Romania (18) on Nov. 10, 15th-ranked Georgia on the 17th, a Basque Select side on the 21st before wrapping up the tour four days later with a game against the French Barbarians, who are likely to include England legend Jonny Wilkinson, currently plying his trade in Toulon.

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