Last Friday I had the pleasure of hosting my two friends from Fukuoka, Japan. They are my old playing buddies from Sanix Blues. Fujii on the right was my centre midfield partner who is now coach of Sanix Blues and Moriama on the left was a flanker in his day, he now does Junior rugby coaching and international rugby recruitment for Sanix. It is an amazing time for rugby in Japan currently, after the Brave Blossoms stunning success over the Springboks in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Crazy to believe that the word “rugby” was the 3rd most googled word in Japan last year!
Here is us after business enjoying St Clair Beach in Dunedin, it’s always a winner to take friends here who come from large urban cities. They love the clean air and great views the Dunedin coast line has to offer. It is always fun to connect with old rugby mates.