From The Guardian.
French hair-gel sellers have been reportedly weeping openly in the street.
Not sure how much the taffs will really miss him tho, tbh. His whole reputation seems to be based around one penalty, dumping Matt Tait on his aris a coupla times, somewhat dubious grooming habits & dodgy taste in birds.
He is a good player, but i think people rate him a bit too much. Especially after that England game in the six nations a few years ago (2005 AFAIK). He hasn't produced much since then.
I went to Japan's final home game last night, thanks to some free tickets. Japan thrashed the mighty Asian Barbarians 64-10. I got to see Ohata live. First game back from an achilles tendon injury; scored a try with his first touch of the ball. GUN.
UGH, after months of rehabilitation on his right Achilles tendon, Daisuke Ohata ruptured his left tendon in the warm-up against Portugal. Not only that, but Japan's first five, Eiji Ando, suffered ligament damage in his right knee. Japan's first choice flyhalf, James Arlidge, is nowhere near fit after suffering a double fracture in his left leg in May. That leaves 20 year old, Kosei Ono, as the only specialist first five in the squad.
Big chance for the young bloke to step up and show the world what hes made of. Tough luck for the injured players though :(