Fortysomething Rugby


  • Drama: Fortysomething Rugby
  • Romaji: Fuwaku no Sukuramu
  • Japanese: 不惑のスクラム
  • Director: Mitsuhiro Higashiyama, Wataru Suzuki
  • Writer: Yusuke Ando (novel), Tsuyoshi Sakurai
  • Network: NHK
  • Episodes:
  • Release Date: September 1 – October 13, 2018
  • Runtime: Saturday 20:15-20:43
  • Genre: Sports
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

47-year-old Ryohei Marukawa (Katsunori Takahashi) was recently released from prison. He walks along a riverbed looking for a place to die, but he is hit by a rugby ball. The men playing rugby nearby are part of a 40-and-over rugby team. Ryohei Marukawa joins the rugby team and begins to rebuild his life.


  1. Based on novel “Fuwaku no Sukuramu” by Yusuke Ando (published March 30, 2016 by Kadokawa).


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