Rugby: World Cup icon Goromaru ends career in playoff loss

Kyodo -- Apr 25
Ayumu Goromaru, whose 2015 Rugby World Cup performance made him a household name in Japan, marked his final match on Saturday, when his club Yamaha Jubilo lost 46-12 in the second round of the Top League playoffs to Kubota Spears.
The 35-year-old fullback, not in the match squad due to an injury, met his teammates on the field after the match.

"After all this time playing rugby, I'm facing the end," said Goromaru, who was capped 57 times and scored 24 points in Japan's famous World Cup victory over South Africa. "I have some regrets, but I want to use those as motivation in the next phase of my life." - Kyodo