Richard Ferguson

Highlanders set to make history

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 30 Oct 2012 at 13:30
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The Highlanders will be making Super Rugby history if reports are to be believed around the signing of a new player ahead of the start of the new season.

Japanese scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka is reportedly on the verge of signing with the Dunedin based Highlanders franchise, and if this is true and the player should take to the field during the season, he will become the first Japanese player to play Super Rugby.

According to his club, the Panasonic Wild Knights, the player has already signed with the Highlanders.


  • I saw him play in the ITM Championship Final against Counties and he was very good! Not surprised the Highlanders want to get him.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.10.12 13:38:04 by StevieS Reply
  • @StevieS (Comment 1) : he is very good, has the same sublime, FAST pass as aaron smith and as quick of the mark. talented player!

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.10.12 15:22:22 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 2) :

    He may be very good but is he as good as Tewis De Bruyn?

    I think not… 😈 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.10.12 15:34:10 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 3) : I wonder if WP will bring back Duvenhage as a 1st choice scrummie, he’s pretty useless

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.10.12 16:08:27 by Ludz Reply

  • @Ludz (Comment 4) : ok not useless, but he’s very 1 dimensional, our scrummie at the Kings is also nowhere

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.10.12 16:10:21 by Ludz Reply

  • Hey Ludz.
    I hope Coetzee uses Groom and Schreuder instead.

    I agree that Duvenage is useless.

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.10.12 19:27:51 by wpw Reply
  • How is it that New Zealand announce their S15 sides looooong before anyone else? Are we just slow or is there a reason we seem to lag?

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.10.12 08:17:47 by Caratacus Reply


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