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Japan captain Michael Leitch scored a try for the second game running during the Chiefs’ 24-22 win over the Sharks on Friday in Super Rugby.

No. 8 Leitch, who scored a try during their win over the Hurricanes last Saturday, crossed again in the 23rd minute to make it 15-3 at Yarrow Stadium.

Fellow Japan international Hiroshi Yamashita also started, and came off with 11 minutes to go for the Chiefs, who allowed the South Africans to level at the break 15-15 but secured a narrow win.