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Japan forced into one change for South Africa World Cup quarter-final as Ryohei Yamanaka starts in Tokyo

26 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has made one injury-enforced change to his team to face South Africa in the World Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.
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Japan make one change for Springbok showdown

Japan make one change for Springbok showdown

26 days ago   |   By Planet Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has made just one change to his starting line-up that will face South Africa in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final.
Joseph sticks largely to his winning big-game formula for their first-ever World Cup last-eight match, which takes place in Tokyo on Sunday.
Ryohei Yamanaka, who started against Ireland but was on the bench for the last match against Scotland, runs out at full-back in place of William Tupou, who drops out of the 23.
Second-row Wimpie van der Walt and winger Lomano Lemeki return to the bench alongside number eight Amanaki Lelei Mafi, who is...
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Japan forced into one change at fullback for South Africa clash

26 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Ryohei Yamanaka in for injured William Tupou Coach Jamie Joseph also makes three changes to bench Japan have made one injury-enforced change to the starting line-up for Sunday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa, bringing Ryohei Yamanaka in at fullback in place of William Tupou. Tupou suffered a concussion in Japan's win over Scotland at Yokohama last weekend and drops out of the matchday 23 altogether, with livewire winger Lomano Lava Lemeki named among the replacements as cover for the back three.
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