Japan have withdrawn from the so-called Eight Nations tournament this autumn
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Date: 27 August, 2020 17:32

Japan have withdrawn from the so-called Eight Nations tournament this autumn

Members unions of the Six Nations plus Japan and Fiji were set to form the teams for the competition, which is set to run between November and December.

But the JRFU have faced a number of dilemmas in recent weeks after the countryís government reintroduced travel restrictions in light of a spike in COVID-19 cases last month.

That has affected many of the teamís coaches who are based overseas from joining up with the squad to prepare to the Eight Nations, and led to the JRFU pulling out according to Kyodo News.

[www.therugbypaper.co.uk]

BOKS TO REPLACE JAPAN
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Date: 30 August, 2020 14:42

Bernard Laporte, vice chairman of World Rugby, has confirmed that South Africa could possibly replace Japan, who have now officially withdrawn from the proposed end of year Eight Nations Tournament. [rugby365.com]

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