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Japan announce tour of the Philippines

The Japan Rugby League has announced that the Japanese Representative team, the Samurais, will tour the Philippines this November.

In what will be the only scheduled International for the Samurais in 2019, the Japanese Representative side will play the Philippines Tamaraws in Manila on Saturday, November 9.

The match will be the first international between a Philippines and Japanese representative teams in Rugby League, and is set to feature predominately local players from both competitions.

The match will be the Tamaraws second post-season International, with the Philippines National team also set to take on Italy in October.

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