Japan

Team: Japan Samurais

World Ranking: 41

2018 Rugby League Emerging Nations World Championship Result: 10th

Website: www.japaneserl.com

Nicknamed the Samurais, the Japanese Rugby League team have been competing since the 1990s, including competing in several World Sevens tournaments as well as playing in the 2000 Rugby League Emerging Nations World Championship.

Squad:

Jaye Brown (Griffith)
Hiroshi Fukasawa (Tokyo 13 Warriors)
Kazuki Fukushige (Sydney University) (c)
Sean Gabites (Sunnybank Dragons)
Gorka Gerediaga (Tokyo 13 Warriors)
Lachlan Grieve (Kansai Kaminari)
Kohei Ishikawa (South Ikebukuro Rabbitohs)
Futoshi Karino (Tokyo 13 Warriors)
Kenta Karino (Tokyo 13 Warriors)
Akihito Kashiwaba (Tokyo 13 Warriors)
Akihito Kataoka
Amane Konishi (South Ikebukuro Rabbitohs)
Iratu Matsuo (West Mitchelton)
Yuki Mochizuki (Sydney University)
Keisuke Nakai (Kansai Kaminari)
Yuta Oba (South Ikebukuro Rabbitohs)
Sean Okabe (Tokyo 13 Warriors)
Reiji Sano (Northern Suburbs RU)
Enemarki Shibasaki (Townsville Blackhawks)
Gehamat Shibasaki (Brisbane Broncos)
Doug Streeter (Mosman)
Taou Sugano (Tokyo Shinjuku Giants)
Kenshi Tsutsui (Maryborough Brothers)

Head Coach: Villiami Ahosivi

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Fixtures

DateEventTime/ResultsLeagueSeasonVenueArticle
2018-10-04 13:40:22October 4, 2018 Japan v Turkey0 - 60Pool C2018Recap
2018-10-07 17:10:18October 7, 2018 Japan v Poland6 - 58Pool C2018Recap
2018-10-09 17:30:10October 9, 2018 Bowl Final - Game One44 - 22Finals2018Recap
2018-10-11 16:30:01October 11, 2018 Bowl Finals : Game Two30 - 32Finals2018Recap

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