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For the second night running at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground, a late drop goal proved decisive as the Toyota Industries Shuttles opened their Top League campaign Saturday with a 9-8 win over the NEC Green Rockets.

Just as Canon Eagles’ Yu Tamura was on Friday night, Christian Lealiifano was the personification of calmness under pressure as he slotted over a kick from 30 meters out to steal the win from the clutches of the Green Rockets.

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