• Kyodo


Japan wing Akihito Yamada, who is tied for the Super Rugby try-scoring lead, has left the national sevens training camp due to injury, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Tuesday.

Yamada, who appeared to feel pain in his calf during training on Monday, is still a candidate for the team that will compete in this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics according to the JRFU. The team will be announced at the end of this month.

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