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Michael Leitch is heading back to Japan after announcing Tuesday that this season will be his last Super Rugby campaign with the Chiefs.

Leitch, who captained Japan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, has been a full-time member of the Hamilton, New Zealand, franchise for the past three seasons. He originally signed as part of the team’s wider training squad in 2013, but injury prevented him from playing any games for the side as it went on to win the title that year.

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