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Unlike with the football, bookmakers have not been the beneficiaries of patriotic rugby betting. You often hear what the big stars are being paid to play over in Japan. Exceptions to the above include New Zealand although rugby league is still considered to be a lower class game by many or a game for 'westies' referring to lower class western suburbs of Auckland and more recently, southern Auckland where the game is also popular , Wales, France except Paris , Cornwall , Gloucestershire , Somerset , Scottish Borders , County Limerick see Munster and the Pacific Islands , where rugby union is popular in working class communities. Tries worth three points. England lose to Other Nationalities 3—9, at Wigan. Bet services

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But the North Africans, who have lost only one of their last 11 games under Aliou Cisse, can emulate their counterparts of 16 years ago, according to the former Birmingham defender. But only by winning matches we can do better than The mentalities are different between these two groups - mostly in the head. We had more extrovert characters then, they are more introverted now. Five wins and three draws en route to qualification, and a penalty shootout defeat in last year's African Cup of Nations quarter-finals to eventual winners Cameroon have stoked interest in the national side under Cisse.

And he sees the potential of his side on the back of their surprise win over Poland last time out, with motivation drawn as much from Senegal's year wait to return to the World Cup than their results last time they did reach the finals.

I am with players who have been in the national team for a long time and they are at big clubs. They want to write their own history. We don't have a World Cup every year. They know that this could be their last. That is close to their heart. Keisuke Honda's bruised thigh could keep him out of the game, having suffered the slight knock after coming on against Colombia in Japan's first game.

There are no injury problems for Senegal following their win over Poland, so Cisse may be tempted to stick with the same starting line-up that won that game. In they defeated South Africa with a score of 34—32, their first win since against Zimbabwe, which they followed up with victories over Samoa and USA in the same pool stage.

They will be the home team for the Rugby World Cup , which is to be held in Japan. Below is table of the representative rugby matches played by a Japan national XV to 25 June On 24 May, a man squad was announced for Japan's June internationals campaign , a two-test series against Italy and a single test against Georgia. Japan traditionally plays with white and red hooped shirts with white collar and cuffs , paired with white shorts and white socks with red splashes.

Between and , the shirt was predominantly red with two white parallel hoops on the chest with white accents, sometimes with black or navy socks and shorts. The away kit usually consist of a navy blue uniform, white or navy shorts and navy blue socks, sometimes with white collar or panels, or black. The kit supplier since the s is Canterbury.

Currently, the jersey sponsors are Lipovitan D in the front and Toshiba in the back. Previously, between and , the shirt sponsor was Epson. France vs Japan, 25 November Statistics include officially capped matches only.

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