Japan name full strength side
All five of Japan's New Zealand-born players have been named in a full-strength side for the decisive Group D match against Argentina at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
After two defeats Japan have no chance of progressing to the next round of the tournament, but the result of their final group match will decide the fate of Wales, Samoa and Argentina in the knockout stages.
Captain Andrew McCormick leads a starting side that also includes former All Blacks Jamie Joseph at number eight and Graeme Bachop at scrum half.
The team's star kicker Keiji Hirose returns at fly half after missing the game against Wales.
Japan Team:Tsutomu Matsuda; Daisuke Ohata, Andrew McCormick, Yukio Motoki, Pat Tuidrake; Keiji Hirose, Graeme Bachop; Jamie Joseph, Greg Smith, Naoya Okubo, Hiroyuki Tanuma, Rob Gordon, Kohei Oguchi, Masahiro Kunda, Toshikazu Nakamichi
Replacements: Terunori Masuho, Takeomi Ito, Wataru Murata, Yoshihiko Sakuraba, Naoto Nakamura, Shin Hasegawa, Masaaki Sakata