The Wider Image: Japan's veteran maulers happy to die in their boots
Ryuichi Nagayama, 86, Fuwaku Rugby Club's oldest active player, stretches as he watches a televised exercising program, at his house in Tokyo, Japan, May 18, 2019. As a doctor, Nagayama is well aware of the risks involved in playing a high impact sport at his age and the club's website gives detailed advice on health precautions and even links to a life insurance company. "Since I joined Fuwaku Club, I have broken ribs many times and broke my collarbone too," Nagayama said. "I can't stand not playing. That's it... This may sound strange, but I have lost my wife years ago and now I would say I don't mind dying playing rugby." REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SEARCH "RUGBY VETERANS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.