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Monday, 26th September 2011
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Japan hopeful in last bid against Canada

The Japanese rugby team is gearing up for a tough battle in their final match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup against Canada.

Although the Blossoms had their competition hopes dashed by a hungry Tongan side, who defeated them 31-18 last week, they are hoping their last bid for victory will come to fruition in tomorrow's game (September 27th).

The Canadian side isn't taking the threat lightly. Kieran Crowley, who played for New Zealand alongside Japanese coach John Kirwan, noted the Blossoms were eager for a final stab at success.

He said: "It's their last game, they've got absolutely nothing to lose, and we've still got two to go."

Meanwhile, Kirwan noted that although his team was unhappy with their result against Tonga, they would go into this match with upward looking faces.

He said: "It's a big game for the whole group. We're all disappointed with what happened against Tonga, so the team's very motivated to have a good game."

Posted by Mark Smith  

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