Kazuhiro Goya, the primary Japanese to play rugby in Ariège, has arrived in Pamiers

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Arrived a bit over per week in the past in Ariège, Japanese rugby participant Kazuhiro Goya was welcomed with open arms to the Appamean SC (Federal 1). Sporting ambition, human journey, the person who is typically in comparison with the South African Cheslin Kolbe desires to sink his tooth into his new life in Europe.

Till Monday, Patric Pachon serves as translator. The French restaurateur who has been residing in Japan for a few years accompanies the primary steps of Kazuhiro Goya in Ariège. At 28, the Japanese participant discovers a brand new world. A brand new life. However his smile clinging to the sting of his lips displays his immense happiness and his need to chunk into his problem. After the restoration, rugby is the good ardour of Patric Pachon. It was he who was the initiator of this unbelievable arrival on the Damiers. “I at all times wished to create this hyperlink between France and Japan. Culinary first then with rugby. With the World Cup, rugby grew to become extremely popular in Japan. However there have been only a few Japanese who performed in Europe. Kazuhiro wished to check out in Europe. There have been a whole lot of contacts after which this chance with Pamiers arrived. The sensation instantly handed with Jean-Philippe (Sannac)”. The previous president of the Damiers went to Japan a couple of weeks in the past with a delegation from the Occitanie Area and every part went in a short time. The time to settle all the executive particulars, it was solely final week that the one everybody already calls Kevin arrived. It was even David Bégu, the pinnacle coach of SC Appaméen (Federal 1) who picked him up on the airport. He instantly fell in love along with his new participant. “It is fairly an journey (laughs). We have been with him for per week, he is tremendous respectful.” Throughout his first contact along with his new teammates, Kazuhiro even gave everybody a small present. After 7 skilled years in Japan, Kazuhiro Goya will uncover European rugby. After the large cities of Japan, he must adapt to Ariège and its rurality. But it surely fits him very effectively. His arrival didn’t go unnoticed. “I obtained a really heat welcome. There are even individuals who acknowledged me. There are at all times variety phrases. Right here, we do not go incognito (burst of laughter).” At 28, he felt it was the precise time to make the leap. “I wished to grab this chance. I used to be capable of converse with Jean-Philippe Sannac. He gave me a very good impression of the membership. I appreciated his human aspect. I’ll attempt to share my expertise with the SCA.” Fullback or winger, Kazuhiro is commonly in comparison with Cheslin Kolbe for his liveliness and devastating hooks. Even when he has not performed for a very long time, he’s already trying ahead to placing on the jersey of his new colours. “Whereas ready for my visa, I continued to coach in Japan. I hope to be operational for the match towards Castanet.”

The one Japanese to play in France

A sporting adaptation that should not be an excessive amount of of an issue. “He is aware of rugby, continues David Bégu. He arrived in a interval throughout which we did little coaching. We informed him concerning the membership’s recreation plan. We’re going to uncover one another. There may be going to be an enormous integration work. As a result of Kazuhiro doesn’t converse French and little or no English. However his will is to not cling round too lengthy to make the required efforts to facilitate his specific adaptation. The Japanese participant actually desires to get to the center of the matter as shortly as potential. He is aware of it, he can be watched carefully in his nation. It’s certainly the one Japanese who will play this 12 months in France. “I will be a type of pioneer. It is as much as me to show that Japanese gamers have the extent. I would love different Japanese to comply with in my footsteps.” Kazuhiro is formidable. However transferring to Pamiers, in Federal 1, is something however an issue. He is aware of it, he has the chance to get observed and lead his new group in his wake. One in all his idols is none apart from Serge Blanco. With him, and the sport advocated by David Bégu and his workers, there might be a present on the garden of Balussou.

Earlier than placing on the crampons, Kazuhiro Goya takes the chance to go sightseeing. After discovering the fortress of Foix, he went to go to the town of Carcassonne. With Patric Pachon, Audois and Carcassonne, he had an ideal information. “It is a area wealthy in historical past. I am experiencing one thing distinctive. I will look into all that.” In Tokyo, the restaurateur additionally made him uncover some culinary specialties from the South of France, together with cassoulet. Kazuhiro appreciated. Furthermore, this week, in Pamiers, throughout a reception, there was… cassoulet on the menu.

In just some days, Kazuhiro Goya already feels (virtually) at house in Ariège.

On the Toulouse Stadium this afternoon

Probability of the calendar, Japan will play a check match this afternoon towards France on the Stadium in Toulouse (2 p.m.). Clearly, Kazuhiro Goya can be within the stands. He is aware of nearly all of Japanese gamers who can be on the pitch. “I’ve all my mates who hold texting me (laughs).” And if the Japanese participant may have a really reputable weak point for his nation, he doesn’t conceal both, since he is aware of that he’ll play in France, a bit crush on the Blues.

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