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Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo flanker Michael Leitch and Toyota Verblitz No. 8 Kazuki Himeno are among the 37 players named to the Japan squad for the upcoming autumn test series, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Monday.

Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo-Bay flanker Pieter “Lappies” Labuschagne will captain the men’s national rugby team for the international fixtures, which begin with the Oct. 23 match against Australia at Showa Denko Dome in Oita Prefecture on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu.

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