Pool A latest – Japan resist mass rotation

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Japan make two changes - Japan have made two changes for their final World Cup match against Canada in Napier.

Japan are yet to win a match at the tournament but coach John Kirwan has opted for continuity on selection in search of that elusive victory. Sione Talikavili Vatuvei replaces Itaru Taniguchi at blindside flanker and Nozomu Fujita steps in for Kensuke Hatakeyama at tighthead prop.

Japan - 15. Shaun Webb, 14. Kosuke Endo, 13. Alisi Tupuailai, 12. Ryan Nicholas, 11. Hirotoki Onozawa, 10. James Arlidge, 9. Fumiaki Tanaka, 8. Takashi Kikutani (c), 7. Michael Leitch, 6. Sione Talikavili Vatuvei, 5. Toshizumi Kitagawa, 4. Luke Thompson, 3. Nozomu Fujita, 2. Shota Horie, 1. Hisateru Hirashima.
Subs: 16. Yusuke Aoki, 17. Kensuke Hatakeyama, 18. Hitoshi Ono, 19. Toetuu Taufa, 20. Atsushi Hiwasa, 21. Murray Williams, 22. Bryce Robins