PETALING JAYA, – The COBRA RUGBY CLUB today announced their first ever professional import from Japan, Ryoma Kudo.
Cobra Rugby Club has made a bold move ahead of the 2017 Malaysia Rugby League (MRL) Premier Division by securing Ryoma Kudo, a professional rugby player from Japan.
Fondly known as Rio, he is a former Yamaha player and is also a friend to Dinesvaran ‘Duke’ Krishnan, Cobra’s first rugby export to Japan and currently with Yamaha Jubilo in the Japan Top League.
He will be 28 this year and will represent Cobra Rugby Club in all their tournaments this year which is also celebrating its 50th Anniversary.Rio is excited with the prospect of exchanging and creating new ideas with the Club as well as imparting his rugby experiences to his new teammates.
ABOUT COBRA RUGBY CLUB (COBRA). The Combined Old Boys Rugby Association (COBRA) was formed on 8 June, 1967 under the Registrar Of Societies. In 2012, COBRA came under the purview of the Malaysian Sports Commissioner and changed its name to COBRA Rugby Club.
Its main objective is to encourage young Malaysians to continue playing rugby after school.
In 1996, the club was awarded the National Sports Leadership Award by the National Sports Council of Malaysia for their contribution towards the promotion and development of rugby in Malaysia. In 2002, it was awarded the IOC Diploma by the International Olympic Council for its contribution to sports.
Over the years COBRA has produced many outstanding national and state level players. COBRA members are active in the Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU), Selangor Rugby Union (SRU) and the Rugby Referees’ Society.
COBRA is the home of rugby 10s. It was first introduced 50 years ago.
COBRA has been organizing the COBRA Invitational Rugby 10s at the international level for the last 22 years – the tournament went international in 1992.
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