No-one says Japanese rugby union quite as proficiently as talismanic full-back Ayumu Goromaru.
Goromaru’s on field displays have earned him a cult status following in his native Japan and with a total of 56 international caps with an amassed amount of 708 points, it is fair to say that the the current Queensland Red is the face of Japanese rugby’s revolution.
The ‘Master of Ninja’s’ as he is known back home, was heroic in Japan’s amazing 2015 World Cup campaign and personified the courage and bravery which Japan displayed in order to state their case and standing to the world at rugby’s premier showpiece; particularly that tournament defining performance in which the Cherry Blossoms toppled the mighty Springboks where Goromaru stood up and lead his nation against all odds.
European rugby fans will now have the pleasure of witnessing the Japanese talent on a more regular basis as the Yamaha-Jubilo player has put pen-to-paper in a one year deal which will see him based in the south of France with the option of an additional year.
Following the months after the World Cup Goromaru has endured a somewhat sub-standard year in the Super Rugby season which has been marred by inconsistency from the tee and injury, with the full-back having been ruled out for the remainder of Queensland’s aspirations due to a shoulder injury.
However, once Goromaru arrives at the Top 14 club he will be desperate to prove his quality and standing amongst Toulon’s sea of international superstars.
Watch below for ten moments of the type of quality that the french giants have secured ahead of next season: