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The Crusaders and Tasman Makos are set to benefit from Jordan Taufua’s decision to back out of a contract with a Japanese club.
South Africa number eight Duane Vermeulen has signed a deal with Kubota Spears, after his contract with Toulon recently came to an end.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph is confident his charges are capable of reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup, which they host next year.
Tony Brown has taken over the Sunwolves coaching reins until the end of the season from Jamie Joseph, who has returned to New Zealand.
USA thrashed Canada 42-17, Japan picked up an impressive 28-0 victory over Georgia while Tonga overcame Fiji 27-19 on Saturday.