|About the Book|
The true story of Katsuyuki Kiyomiyas miraculous five years (2001-06) coaching Japans top university rugby team, written by the coach himself as the bestselling Kyuukyoku no Shouri: ULTIMATE CRUSH (published Feb. 2006), translated into English by Ian Ruxton. Kiyomiyas record over five years is outstanding: Played 70, Won 62, Drawn 1, Lost 7 with wins over Toyota Verblitz, NZU, Oxford and Cambridge. Tipped as a probable future coach of Japan, in March 2006 he became the highly successful full-time head coach of Suntory Sungoliath in Japans Top League. The tragic sub-plot is the murder in Iraq in 2003 of rugby player-diplomat Katsuhiko Oku, who invented the ULTIMATE CRUSH slogan. Mr. Kiyomiya created the Oku-Inoue Fund for the children of Iraq to honour him.