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Japan beats HK to qualify for Rio Olympic Games

JAPAN’S men completed a second-half rally to book a berth at the 2016 Olympic rugby sevens tournament with a 24-10 victory over hosts China’s Hong Kong in the final of the Asian qualifying event yesterday

Tries from Teruya Goto, Lemeki Lomano, Kazuhiro Goya and Katsuyuki Sakai allowed Tomohiro Segawa’s team to book its ticket for Rio and ensure the rugby fever sweeping Japan since the Brave Blossoms’ good showing at the recent Rugby World Cup continued. In a far tighter final than many had anticipated, Alexander McQueen and Max Woodward gave the hosts a 10-0 halftime lead as Japan conceded its first points of the weekend. Hong Kong, South Korea and Sri Lanka still have a chance of making it to Brazil as they will take part in a 16-team cross-continental repechage tournament with one ticket up for grabs. Japan’s women’s team also took a giant step toward Rio, winning the first leg of the two-legged qualifying competition against Kazakhstan by a 22-margin. The second leg will be played later this month in Tokyo.



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