Leitch set for special indoor homecoming in Sapporo

Jul 21, 2023

When Japan run out at Sapporo Dome on Saturday, it will be something of a homecoming for Brave Blossoms No. 8 Michael Leitch.

The former Japan captain spent three years at Sapporo Yamanote High School before heading to Tokai University, and he is keen to put on a good show for both the school's alumni and present students in his first game in the city in 17 years.

"I've been looking forward to this match for a long time," said Leitch, who arrived in Sapporo in 2004 as a 15-year-old.

"Sapporo is a special place. I was supported by various people along the way, and I want to play well so that I can return the favor. I'm really looking forward to it."


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