Fukuoka Sanix Blues (, formerly 福岡サニックスブルース Fukuoka Sanikkusu Burūsu) Fukuoka Sanix Bombs, is a Japanese rugby union team based in Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Founded in April 1994 (Heisei 6), the team rose rapidly through the Kyūshū leagues and was in the Top League for the first season (2003-4) as Kyūshū's sole representative, but lost a relegation battle with Kintetsu Liners 42-45 and was demoted. But Sanix managed to return to the Top League for the 2005-6 season, beating Secom Rugguts and Toyota Jido Shokki in the Top League Challenge Series 2005.
There are now (2007) two other teams from
Kyūshū in the Top League: newcomer Kyuden Voltex and Coca Cola West Red Sparks.
2011–12 Squad [ edit ]
Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-IRB nationality.
Sanix v Kyuden at
, Top League Round 11, January 20, 2008.
Former players [ edit ]
Home Ground [ edit ]
Global Arena (The Sanix company is involved in the running of the Global Arena in Munakata, which is also the venue for the annual Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament held in May between eight top Japanese and eight top foreign high school teams from various countries.)
Sanix Genkai Ground, Kamiminato,
Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture
The former mascots's name was Bombee. He was a cartoon-style dog with floppy ears who wore the Sanix rugby kit and a scrum cap. He was no longer used when the team name changed from Bombs to Blues.
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