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Japan

Finishing dead last on the World Series amongst core teams last season, the Brave Blossoms have been relegated off the circuit for the upcoming campaign. They’ll be replaced by Spain. This marked the second time in recent years Japan has been relegated from core status. The Blossoms originally qualified for the 14/15 season, were relegated during 15/16, re-qualified for 16/17, and are now back out. However, Japan the most surprising performance at the Rio Olympics, beating New Zealand in pool play and France in the quarterfinals to reach the medal rounds. They lost to eventual Gold medalists, Fiji, in the semifinal, and were beaten out by South Africa for Bronze.

Japan
Form
LLLLDW
Sunday, 05 Nov
ft New Zealand26 26 - 5 Japan5
ft Samoa27 27 - 12 Japan12
ft Chile24 24 - 10 Japan10
Saturday, 04 Nov
ft Australia36 36 - 7 Japan7
ft Fiji26 26 - 26 Japan26
ft Japan47 47 - 0 China0

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