SPORTS DAY: Lappies lies in wait in Japan’s engine room
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Fearless Japan relish rematch
Coach Jamie Joseph insisted that World Cup hosts Japan will have no fear going into their final warm-up against revenge-seeking SA after naming a strong team on Wednesday. “We’re elated that coach Erasmus has picked what I think is their strongest line-up,” said Joseph, who included flank Lappies Labuschagne in the Brave Blossoms’ starting line-up. “It shows respect and it gives our players something to look forward to. I’ve faced a lot of questions this last week about if I think it’s a risky game before the World Cup, but unless we play the best teams, we’ll never get a true measure of where we are.” ..