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NICE, France (AP) — Wing Michael Leitch will set a national record with his 15th Rugby World Cup appearance for Japan when they face England on Sunday.

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The 34-year-old New Zealander surpasses the record he shared with Luke Thompson. Leitch scored a try and made 15 of 16 tackles last weekend in the 42-12 win against Chile.

Coach Jamie Joseph has made four changes since that win. Hooker Shota Horie, flanker Pieter Labuschagne, number 8 Kazuki Himeno and center Tomoki Osada enter the squad for the match in Nice.

Himeno will be the captain in his first World Cup match. He made his debut as captain against Tonga in July in the Pacific Nations Cup, six years after his Test debut.

Hooker Atsushi Sakate, flanker Kanji Shimokawa and center Dylan Riley, who started against Chile, are among the reserves, while Jack Cornelsen returns from No. 8 to safety.

Japan had high hopes coming into this tournament. But they were beaten at home by Fiji 35-12 in the Pacific Nations Cup decider, succumbed to Italy 42-21 in Treviso in the final warm-up and struggled at times against Chile.

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