I remember very fondly my time with the Babas
- not so much from a rugby perspective because I
blew my knee apart and couldn't contribute as I
wanted to, but for theﾊlife experience and the friendships
made. Fondest on field memory would be locking the
second-team scrum with Taniguro-san - surely the
shortest locking partnership in the history of rugby!!
And of course the English "lessons" with
the rugby boys, where we generally watched rugby
videos and drank beer.
These days living in Queensland, Australia, working
as a journalist.
While Scott would probably not rank donning the
Barbarians jersey as his finest hour it is with
great pride that the club can boast having Scott
as one of it`s previous invited players, before
Waikato, Chiefs, All Black and Toshiba fame beckoned.
Scott was not with the club a full season as the
Waikato RFU had bigger plans for him and called
him back where he made an impact on the NZ rugby
scene scoring a record equalling 15 tries at NPC
During his time here though Scott revelled in the
Sapporo way of life, it`s food, it`s people, it`s
Although he did not attend all of Nick Stratford`s
bible lessons he did himself find some divinity
in his short stint with the team and this experience
made the decision to join the Toshiba Rugby team
that much easier later in his career.
Joshua Mau while a student at Yamanote High School
played for the club for the 2006 season.
Too old to qualify for his high school team it was
to the Barbarians good fortune that he played for
the A team that year at loosehead prop.
For a young man Josh made a big impression withis
fine ball skills and work rate.
For a big man he was very mobile often making critical
tackles out in the open.
After 2006 Josh went on to play for Tokai University.
In his third year Josh captained the tokai team
all the way to the finals playing at number eight.
Steve played two years for the Barbarians from
2008 to 2010.
A product of the Thames area in NZ Steve is a big
mobile prop who plays to a consistent high level
A key member to the Barbarians lineout and scrum
and very mobile which suited the Barbars style.
Steve supplemented his income through taking money
off the players at poker on team trips, a shark,
we won`t be at all surprised if we see him playing
for the World Series on the gaming channel in the
I first came to the club as an invited player
in 1996 and played 11 seasons for the babas. The
club sure has changed in that time!
The rugby was a mixture of frustration of fun but
I always enjoyed being on the field with the boys.
Great bunch of guys who are passionate about their
Had some good times and made a lot of friends on
and off the field.
Paul played for the club from 2004 to 2008 and
was a major contributor to the team`s continued
success in the East Japan and All Japan tournaments,
effective at either no8 or flanker Paul is dynamic
with the ball in hand and a handful for the opposition
when playing his natural running game.
Deceptively quick for a big lad. Took an immediate
liking to the city and it`s culture, very popular