Scotland former skipper Laidlaw to join Japan’s Shining Arcs
TOKYO (JAPAN) – Former Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw is slated to play for Japanese Top League side NTT Shining Arcs as the season resumes next year, said the Chiba-based club on Monday.
Shining Arcs also declared roping in Australian flanker Liam Gill and New Zealand hooker Anaru Rangi.
Scrumhalf Laidlaw clinched 76 test caps for Scotland. He became the country’s second-highest points scorer with 714.
He retired after he lost to Japan at last year’s Rugby World Cup.
“At last year’s Japan World Cup I was able to experience the culture and meet wonderful fans,” Laidlaw said.
“Every time I have visited Japan, I was welcomed with a wonderful hospitality.”
The Top League this year was cancelled due to the 19 pandemic and the 2021 season is slated to begin in January.
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