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Big names shine in opening round of star-studded Japanese Top League

Big names shine in opening round of star-studded Japanese Top League

The Japanese Top League kicked off this weekend and some of the game’s biggest stars showed their true abilities in round one.

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All Blacks legend Beauden Barrett scored a try and set up some lovely plays for Suntory Sungoliath against Mitsubishi Dynaboars while Tevita Li bagged himself an incredible five tries en route to a 7-75 win for Sungoliath.

Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper also produced some lovely moments for Toyota Verblitz alongside Kieran Read in the back row to help the side to a 34-33 win over Toshiba Brave Lupus.

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To mark the opening round of the Top League World Rugby released an awesome highlights reel of 10 players to watch throughout the season in Japan while other internationals in the league include Colin Slade, Samu Kerevi, Ryan Crotty, TJ Perenara, Alex Goode and Jack Lam.

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