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Japan’s hopes of finishing the calendar year unbeaten in test matches were dashed at Mikheil Meskhi Stadium on Sunday as the Brave Blossoms went down 35-24 to Georgia.

While it would be easy to make excuses — the Japan pack struggled big time with the interpretations of referee Romain Poite in both the tight and loose and the evening dew saw the speedy Japan backs struggle to keep their footing when they had ball in hand — it was not a good day at the office for the Brave Blossoms.

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