Paul Roos in Japan
Paul Roos Gymnasium of Stellenbosch is in Japan, chosen to represent South Africa for the third time at the Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament hosted by the Japan RFU in Fukuoka on the island of Kyushu in Japan. It is the 20th such annual tournament during Japan’s Golden Week, a holiday period at the end of April and beginning of May. This year’s tournament starts on Monday, 29 April 2019.
Paul Roos, who have a particularly strong side this year. were runners up to King’s College of Sydney in the inaugural tournament in 2000 and then won the tournament in 2015.
There are sixteen teams taking part – eight from Japan and eight from abroad.
The teams are
From Japan: Ryutsu Keizai University Kashiwa High School, Toin Gakuen High School, Chubu University Haruhigaoka High School, Kyoto Kogakuin High School, Kyoto Seisho High School, Osaka Toin High School, Higashi Fukuoka High School, Saga Technical High School.
From abroad: Waverley College (Australia), Exeter College (England), Baek Shin High School (Korea), St Peter’s College (New Zealand), Enisei-STM (Russia), Paul Roos Gymnasium (South Africa), The British Schools (Uruguay), Cardiff and Vale College (Wales)