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The Queensland Reds have scored a major coup by signing Japanese World Cup hero Ayumu Goromaru for next year's Super Rugby season.

Goromaru became a household name in Japan last month when he led his country to a shock 34-32 win over South Africa in what has been described as the biggest upset in World Cup history.

Goromaru, a fullback, scored 24 points in that match and twice received man-of-the-match honours at the tournament and is now seen as a national hero in Japan.

Goromaru, who is also Japan's all-time leading pointscorer, has spent his entire career playing in his country's Top League but is looking forward to testing himself in Super Rugby next year when Japan will also field a team for the first time.

Read more at SMH.com.au