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Tanaka set for S15 move

2012-10-27 16:37

Dunedin - Japan's Fumiaki Tanaka is set to become the first player from his country to compete in the southern hemisphere's Super Rugby competition next season for the Dunedin-based Highlanders.

Tanaka's Panasonic Wild Knights club said on Saturday that the 27-year-old scrumhalf would be joining the New Zealand team in 2013.

"I feel so honoured to be becoming Japan's first Super Rugby player," said Takana. "I hope to improve at the higher levels of rugby and bring those skills back to Panasonic.

"I want to play as many games as possible and show the world what Japanese rugby players are capable of. I want to believe there's nothing I can't accomplish."

Reuters

Comments
  • leonard.bulle - 2012-10-27 16:54

    Geluk BULLS ond 21j met CC wen, lekker die wp chokers vermorsel, so choke hulle van jongs af hahahahaha

      zaahid.appoles - 2012-10-27 16:56

      Jy weet mos die Bulle o19 het verloor teen wp vandag ne??

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-27 20:41

      Gelul wp met die CC beker. Geluk bulle met die 3 punte wat Julle gekry het, baie goed vir Julle!!!

      frigo.donnerweer - 2012-10-28 06:59

      Jy weet ons0/21 span het die senior currie cup gewen ne?

  • james.s.bishop.7 - 2012-10-27 17:53

    Japanese citizens take pride and honour very seriously, when they went down heavily to the All Blacks last year they never stopped playing their hearts out. This will be a big one for this player as he is the first ever to represent a SR Franchise!

  • splatwun - 2012-10-27 20:21

    He thoroughly deserves it! Tanaka was definitely one of Otago's best players this season. Caps off a well played ITM Cup for him.

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