Anise named in first line-up for Japan

Former Fiji Warriors player Samuela Anise. Picture: FT FILE

FORMER Fiji Warriors player Samuela Anise will be among his Japan teammates in playing New Zealand tomorrow.

The 32-year-old is in the first line up of the team to play at the Lipovitan D Challenge Cup in the Japan vs New Zealand match at the Ajinomoto stadium in Tokyo, Japan.

Anise has been a regular player for the Japanese team since 2016 and this weekend’s game will be his biggest rugby match exposure.

Japan line-up:

Ryohei Yamanaka, Jamie Henry, Will Tupou, Timothy Lafaele, Kenki Fukuoka, Yu Tamura, Yutaka Nagare, Hendrik Tui, Michael Leitch (c), Kazuki Himeno, Wimpie van der Walt, Samuela Anise, Hiroshi Yamashita, Atsushi Sakate, Keita Inagaki

Reserves: Yusuke Niwai, Masataka Mikami, Asaeli Ai Valu, Uwe Helu, Isileli Nakajima, Fumiaki Tanaka, Rikiya Matsuda, Ryoto Nakamura

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