Japan lose their second Rugby World Cup player

Japan have lost their second player after number eight Ryukoliniasi Holani was ruled out of the rest of the Rugby World Cup with a knee injury.

Twenty-nine-year-old Holani was diagnosed with an anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee after Japan lost their opening match to France.

Japan lost the match 47-21 but have now paid a heavy price for the defeat as Holani follows Justin Ives on the injury list.

New Zealand-born lock Ives failed to recover from a left knee problem and was replaced by Yuji Kitagawa.

The Japan Rugby Football Union said Toetsu Taufa will replace Holani.

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