SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE EDITION TO CELEBRATE THE AWARDING OF RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019 TO JAPAN. The true story of Katsuyuki Kiyomiya's miraculous five years (2001-06) coaching Japan's top university rugby... More > team, written by the coach himself as the bestselling "Kyuukyoku no Shouri" (pubd. Feb. 2006) and translated into English. Kiyomiya's record over five years is outstanding: Played 70, Won 62, Drawn 1, Lost 7. Tipped as a probable future coach of Japan, in March 2006 he became the highly successful full-time professional head coach of Suntory Sungoliath in Japan's Top League.
The tragic sub-plot is the murder in Iraq in 2003 of rugby player-diplomat Katsuhiko ("Katsu") Oku, Kiyomiya's senior who invented the ULTIMATE CRUSH slogan. Reviewed in Rugby World, February 2007 issue. (This Hardcover and Download are only available on lulu.com. A KINDLE edition is available on amazon.com from April 1, 2010.)< Less