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Australian-born duo to make Test debuts for Japan

1 month ago   |   By Planet Rugby

Ben Gunter and Jack Cornelsen will earn their first Japan Test caps against the Wallabies in Oita on Saturday, while another Australian product Dylan Riley has been named on the bench.
The son of Greg Cornelsen - the former Wallaby who famously bagged four tries against the All Blacks at Eden Park in 1978 - has been named at lock while Gunter will start at blindside flanker.
Big boots to fill
With star second-rower Wimpie van der Walt ruled out through injury, Cornelsen will partner another Australian-born player James Moore, who will line up for his ninth Test.
Winger Riley is in line for...
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