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BANZAI!!!! - karasu - 09-08-2019 06:36 AM

These photos of 90-year-old Japanese men competing in full-contact rugby are all the fitness motivation you need

The Fuwaku Rugby Club, which stages full-contact rugby matches for players over 40 years old, was the first club of its kind in Japan.

Players as old as 90 still play competitively for the Tokyo side.

"Since I joined Fuwaku Club, I have broken ribs many times and broke my collarbone too." 86-year-old Ryuichi Nagayama told Reuters, adding: "I don't mind dying playing rugby."

Rugby isn't a sport you would typically suggest as a way for the elderly to keep fit.

But at Fuwaku Rugby Club in Tokyo, men in their 90s are still getting their boots dirty and their bodies bruised in anticipation for first ever Rugby World Cup to be held on Japanese soil.-------


RE: BANZAI!!!! - karasu - 09-08-2019 06:37 AM

Stretching before a game becomes even more important when you're nearly 90 years old.

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RE: BANZAI!!!! - karasu - 09-08-2019 06:37 AM

The tackling can be a bit tougher, but that doesn't stop them from putting their heads where it hurts.

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RE: BANZAI!!!! - karasu - 09-08-2019 06:38 AM

Rucks are just as chaotic as they are in other leagues...

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RE: BANZAI!!!! - karasu - 09-08-2019 06:39 AM

That one's going to hurt in the morning.

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RE: BANZAI!!!! - karasu - 09-08-2019 06:40 AM

Every club needs a solid number 9...

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RE: BANZAI!!!! - karasu - 09-08-2019 06:40 AM

As ever with rugby players, however, the after game social remains the most important part.

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