Laureus rugby legends Sean Fitzpatrick, Bryan Habana and Schalk Brits have praised the nation of Japan for their spirit, passion for sport and stunning hospitality at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The rugby stars encouraged the nation to continue to embrace sport and discussed Laureus Sport for Good’s intention to help more sport for development organisations in the country.
Speaking at a Laureus media event in the Mercedes me cafe in Roppongi, Sean, Bryan and Schalk were joined by former Japan captain Takuro Miuchi and Japan scrum half Fumiaki Tanaka as they discussed the main talking points from the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The legends of the game also reflected on the 1995 Rugby World Cup, an event both Sean and Bryan were a part of and one which truly reflected the power sport can have in bringing people together.
Laureus Academy Chairman Sean also announced Laureus Sport for Good’s intention to support more sport for development organisations throughout the country in the coming months and years. Building on the enthusiasm for sport in Japan created by the Rugby World Cup and looking ahead to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Laureus Sport for Good is looking to expand the sport for development sector in Japan and speak with organisations who are using sport to achieve social change in their own communities.