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The Tokyo Rugby Club Keeping Elderly Players Healthy

The Tokyo Rugby Club Keeping Elderly Players Healthy

In Japan, which hosted the Rugby World Cup last month, 150 clubs stage competitive matches for players above the age of 40 – and Tokyo’s Fuwaku Rugby Club has three over-90s.

Of Japan’s 120,000 rugby players, about 10,000 are over the age of 40.

Although these elderly players are putting themselves at risk for broken bones because of the physical contact involved in the sport the players feel the benefits far outweigh the risks. They are outside, being active, and social. They often go out for social engagement after their matches, setting their hard feelings from the field aside to enjoy some drinks.

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