Munakata Sanix Blues

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Munakata Sanix Blues
宗像サニックスブルース
Munakata Sanix Blues logo.png
Full name Munakata Sanix Blues
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) Blues
Founded 1994
Location Munakata, Fukuoka, Japan
Ground(s) Various stadiums
Coach(es) Yuichiro Fujii
1st kit
2nd kit

Munakata Sanix Blues (宗像サニックスブルース Munakata Sanikkusu Burūsu?), formerly Fukuoka Sanix Blues and 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.

Current squad[edit]

Sanix v Kyuden at Global Arena, Top League Round 11, January 20, 2008.

The provisional Munakata Sanix Blues squad for the 2016–17 Top League season is:[1]

Munakata Sanix Blues squad

Props

Hookers

Locks

Loose Forwards

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

Centres

Outside backs

(c) Denotes team captain, Bold denotes player is internationally capped

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, Fukuoka.

Mascot[edit]

  • 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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Team". Munakata Sanix Blues. Archived from the original on 3 May 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 

External links[edit]