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Friday, 16th May 2008
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Japan rugby team makes vow ahead of Asian Five Nations fight

Japan's rugby team has promised to be more precise ahead of this weekend's Asian Five Nations event.

Although Japan already has a total of three consecutive wins, this weekend they will go up against Hong Kong, who have themselves won on two separate occasions, reports

The Asian Five Nations is played with the participation of the Arabian Gulf, in addition to Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan and Hong Kong.

"Of course, we want to win the title. And we want to play precision rugby," said John Kirwan, coach for the Japanese rugby team.

John Walters, Hong Kong's head coach, in a report by the South China Morning Post, added: "It will be a big game. We are looking forward to it and we will go out believing we can win. We have got a big, fast and physical side."

Played using rugby union rules, the event is being held for the first time this year.

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