• Kyodo


Host Japan crashed out of medal contention in the Tokyo Olympics men’s rugby sevens after receiving a 36-12 group stage thumping at the hands of Canada on Tuesday morning.

Japan’s third Pool B loss, following a disappointing 24-19 defeat to defending champion Fiji in Monday’s opener and a 34-0 drubbing by Great Britain later that day, relegates the hosts into games to determine the tournament’s ninth to 12th place finishers.

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