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Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has warned his players they must stand tall if they want to survive at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, after wilting under South Africa’s aerial bombardment in a defeat on Friday.

The Brave Blossoms went down 41-7 to the Springboks at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium in their final tuneup before kicking off their Rugby World Cup campaign, with South Africa scoring six tries to the home side’s one in a comprehensive victory.

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