Lappies Labuschagne and Wimpie van der Walt have been named in Japan’s starting lineup for Saturday’s crunch match against Samoa in Toyota.
Lappies Labuschagne and Wimpie van der Walt have both been included in hosts Japan’s 31-man squad for the upcoming World Cup.
Former Cheetahs and Bulls forward Lappies Labuschagne will lead Japan when he makes his first-ever Test appearance against Fiji in Kamaishi on Saturday.
Wimpie van der Walt, Grant Hattingh and Lappies Labuschagné have all been included in a 20-man Japan training squad for the World Cup.
Wimpie van der Walt has been named in Japan’s starting XV for their clash against the All Blacks in Tokyo on Saturday.