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Japan Top League 'Select' to play Clermont in Japan next week

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Wesley Fofana in action for Clermont Auvergne.

A Top League Select side will take on ASM Clermont Auvergne from the Top 14 in France in the Japan.


The France Rugby Charity Match 2019 will be held at the Gifu Memorial Centre Nagaragawa Stadium in Gifu prefecture on Saturday, 2 February 2019.

Dave Dillon from Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers is the head coach of the Top League Select side that includes a mixture of established Japan internationals, overseas players and up-and-coming local talent.

The Top League Select squad includes:

Shogo MIURA, Toyota Verblitz;
Koki YAMAMOTO, Yamaha Jubilo;
Yusuke KIZU, Toyota Verblitz;
Takayuki WATANABE, Kobelco Steelers;
Takuya KITADE, Suntory Sungoliath;
Kosuke HORIKOSHI, Suntory Sungoliath;
Yuya ODO, Yamaha Jubilo;
JANG Seok-hwan, Kobelco Steelers;
Taumua NAEATA, Kobelco Steelers
Isaac ROSS, NTT Communications
Ryota HASEGAWA, Panasonic Wild Knights
Shuhei MATSUHASHI, Ricoh Black Rams
Isileli NAKAJIMA, Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers
Colin BOURKE, Ricoh Black Rams;
Atsushi HIWASA, Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers
Daiki NAKAJIMA, NEC Green Rockets
Akihiro SHIMIZU, Kobelco Steelers;
Hikaru TAMURA, Suntory Sungoliath;
Yusuke KAJIMURA, Suntory Sungoliath;
Harumichi, TATEKAWA, Kubota Spears;
Sione TEAUPA, Kubota Spears;
Seiya OZAKI, Suntory Sungoliath;
Shinsuke ISEKI, Kobelco Steelers;
Ryuji NOGUCHI, Panasonic Wild Knights;
Ryohei YAMANAKA, Kobelco Steelers

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