ABOUT SAMURAI RFC

Samurai Rugby Football Club was founded by Terry Sands in 1996, being inspired by the playing spirit and tenacity of the Japanese national rugby team in the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Samurai Rugby has gone on to become one of the best 7s clubs in the world. It operates on a purely invitational basis, usually creating a new squad of coaches and players for each tournament, with a win/loss ratio which is the envy of the sport.

 

Squads are usually a mix of professional and amateur players and coaches, but more especially a mix of nationalities with frequently at least five or six countries being represented. Players do not get paid for playing and being selected to play for Samurai Rugby is seen as an honour, even for professional players.

MISSION

To be the world's best rugby 7s club in our talent cultivation, performances, and our development of the sport of rugby 7s

FUDAI DAIMYO

President

Martin Warburton

Chairman

Mike Friday

Founder & Director of Rugby

Terry Sands

terry@samurai-rugby.com

Operations Director

Mark Dean

markd@samurai-rugby.com

 

Fixtures Secretary

Paul Archer

paul@samurai-rugby.com

Treasurer

Rob Morrison

Secretary

Laura Hughes

Commercial Manager

Marc Lawn

marcL@samurai-rugby.com

Communications Director

Keith Dewar

keith@samurai-rugby.com

VICE PRESIDENTS

Michael Boys

Rachael Burford

Mark Dean

Russell Earnshaw

John Elliott

Mike Friday

Barry Gallacher

Ben Gollings

Phil Greening

Colin Hillman (Posthumous)

Paul John

Kingsley Jones

Henk Lander

Alan Macallister

Claire McLoughlin

John Pennycuick

Bob Reeves

Rose Sands

Terry Sands

Brian Simpson

Nick Wakley

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS

 

Patrice Agunda

John Bentley

Mark Bright

Roquelle Clarke

Gavin Dacey

Gerrie Engelbrecht

Collins Injera

Geoff Griffiths

Fraser Harkness

Jon Hooper

Ian Horsley

Sam Howard

Simon Hunt

Neil Jenkins

Warwick Lahmert

Joe Lydon

Humprey Kayange

Pedro Leal

Emma Mark

Eugene Martin

Ignacio Martin

Billy May

Lorcan McGee

Andy Powell

Amy Turner

Joanne Yapp

Henry Paul

Neil Prentice

Lote Raikabula

Peter Richards

Oriol Ripol

Jon Rudd

Marius Schoeman

David Strettle

Rob Thirlby

Luke Treharne

Pio Tuwai

Tim Walsh

Ray Watts

Martyn Williams

HONORARY ASSOCIATES

Warren Abrahams

Antonio Aguillar

Simon Amor

Gareth Baber

James Bailey

Don Barrell

Daniel Cooper

Chris Cracknell

Jon Curry

Matt Davies

Sara Davies

Paul Delport

Steve Diamond

Dai Flanagan

Milton Froggatt

Mark Hewitt

Christian Hitt

Daniel Hondo

Fabian Juries

Calum Macrae

Damian McGrath

Nathan McMahon

Jim Mallinder

Remi Mobed

Sailosi Naiteqe

Neil Powell

Dai Rees

Anthony Roques

Ben Ryan

Laurent Sousbie

Gordon Tietchens

Will Thomas

Giancarlo Toufou

Chad Shepherd

Rob Vickerman

Andy Vilk

Chester Williams

Gareth Williams

Scott Wight

SAMURAI RUGBY HQ

Salamanca Road
Norwich
Norfolk
NR15 2PF