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Japanese University Cup kicks off

Asia

Tokyo's new university league kicked off on September 26th, with a rookie-heavy Komazawa defeating the more highly-fancied Senshu.

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Vietnamese to export the code back home

Asia

When the Multicultural Cup was staged earlier this year, a Lebanese side took the field in connection with efforts by Lebanese-Melburnians who were setting up the structures for an Aussie Rules competition in Lebanon. The Croatian side in attendance also had links to compatriots hoping to foster their new homeland's number one code in the old country. Now the Vietnamese are getting in on the act.

In part two of WFN's feature on development in Japan and Vietnam, we caught up with Vietnam captain Tri Thoi.

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Samurai offer a Glimpse of Footy's Future

Asia

On August 18th the All-Japan Samurai met the Melbourne Vietnamese at Box Hill North's Elgar Park. The Samurai ran out comfortable 13.13 to 6.8 victors in a match marked by some impressive skills from a Japanese squad much improved from the side that travelled to the 2002 cup and some explosive pace from both sides.

In part one of our two-part feature on Aussie Rules development in the two nations, WFN's Aaron Richard talks with Samurai Coach Troy Beard.

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Samurai win in Melbourne

AsiaThe Japan Samurai have continued on their winning way defeating Box Hill North at Elgar Park on Tuesday night, 17th August.
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Japanese Juggernaut continues on their winning way

AsiaThe Japan Samurai, an all-Japanese side, have proven their recent wins in Asia were no fluke with a sound thrashing of a Howlong Football Club selection on Australian soil last Sunday, 15th August.
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Samurai's first ever win outside Japan

AsiaThe amazing story of the 2004 Japanese national team, the Samurai, continues....
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China win their first match away from home

AsiaThe China Blues chalked up their first win on foreign soil during the Asian AFL Championships in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on Saturday 31st July. It had been a long time between drinks with their only other win being at home versus Japan on November 6th 1999 in their debut match. Rather than an overall match report, we have an interesting account from some of the players involved. Hopefully we'll have a full tournament run down shortly.
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Samurai descend on Melbourne

AsiaThe Japanese national side, the Samurai, are touring Melbourne, Australia, in August. The following is a press release from their site.
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