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Rugby players from Tonga and Japan competed in a charity match Saturday for Tonga’s reconstruction in the wake of January’s undersea volcanic eruption and tsunami that devastated the island nation.

Japan-based Tongan-born players suited up for the Tonga Samurai Fifteen at Tokyo’s Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground against a team that included candidates for Japan’s national team, the Brave Blossoms.

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