Jubilo joy end for Dugro

28 January 2019 – Malaysia national player, Dinesvaran Krishnan will not be extending his contract with Yamaha Jubilo. The 30 years old who play as lock, will be leaving the team after six years.

The 2017 – 2018 season saw Yamaha Jubilo and Dugro finished third in the overall on the final Japan Top League table. In 2018 – 19, Yamaha Jubilo won 6 out of 7 Group match, played well in the knock-out round before their journey stop in the semi-final with the 25 – 28 defeat to Suntory Sungoliath. They secured the third spot with 15 – 12 win over Toyota Verblitz.

In 2013, Dugro became the second ever Malaysian to play professionally in Japan as he follows the footstep of Marc Le. To this date, Dugro played 67 matches for Yamaha Jubilo as he recorded the most appearance back in 2016 – 2017 season with 15. Dugro also scored 10 tries throughout his career with them, the most also came in 2016 – 17 with 5 tries. Standing at 1.98 meter, he recorded 4986 minutes of playing time in 6 seasons.

Dugro can be proud of his contribution to the team as he helped Yamaha Jubilo to win All-Japan Championship title in 2014 – 15 season.

“I think it’s time for me to move on and experience the new challenge with different club and see what unfold for me next,” explained Dugro.

There is no news on where he will be next as his agent is still in discussion with the new club.

Malaysia was Dugro-less last year during the Asia Rugby Championship Premier as he broke his hand. The national team will be hoping to have his service in 2019 season.

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