Many punters perceive the move by Newcastle Falcons to sign up Japanese player Kensuke Hatakeyama a shotgun wedding. However, others are cheering Newcastle’s move after Hatakeyama helps his former club escape relegation.
30-year-old Kensuke Hatakeyama has won 72 caps and was part of Japan’s World Cup squad that managed to win three of their games in the Pool B group. Playing the prop position, Hatakeyama has scooped the All Japan Championship title twice.
Newcastle Falcons Director Dean Richards was quoted saying that signing Hatakeyama is a way of ensuring that they will fill Scottish player John Welsh’s gap as he is out on injury.
Director Dean Richards sentiments that the Japanese International is a strong scrummager has restored faith in many supporters. Bookmakers, on the other hand, are looking for ways to introduce profitable betting in place of Kensuke’s signing.
The First Japanese national In The Big Leagues
Rugby World Cup sensation and star Kensuke Hatakeyama is the first Japanese player to be signed by Newcastle Falcons. Hatakeyama joins the club and will play for Newcastle for the remaining leg of the Aviva Premiership Season.
Kensuke Hatakeyama star shone after his stellar performance during Japan’s shocking and surprising win over South Africa during the 2015 World Cup meet.
With his entry into Newcastle Falcons, punters will have to go back to the drawing board and come up with fresh best-betting strategies.
Hatakeyama addressed a press conference saying that he is humbled, honoured and privileged to be picked to play at a prestigious club in the World’s best league.
In an endnote Kensuke said that he hopes to make a huge impact representing himself and Japanese Rugby.
The Newcastle Management Welcome Nod
Newcastle’s director Dean Richards said at the press conference that the management is pleased with signing Kensuke on board, quoting that the Japanese international is a fantastic and strong-willed player.
The team is not worried about the injuries on their big and significant players as their new signing will come in to fill the gap said the director.
Who Is Kensuke Hatakeyama
Hatakeyama is an 18st, 5ft 10” prop. Kensuke made his international debut in 2008 and since then he doubles up as the Japanese pack mainstay.
The Japanese international is revered to be a good profit betting backdrop by many a punter since he and the Japanese team was coached to the World Cup by Eddie Jones. Jones coached him at Suntory and is now England’s head coach.
At the Domestic Top League, Kensuke Hatakeyama appeared in 74 games for Suntory. During this period, he played alongside rugby legends George Smith, Schalk Burger and George Gregan.
At the Tokyo rugby club side, Kensuke played a significant role helping the club win the 2011-2012 Top League Championship. At Suntory in the on-going league, Kensuke’s teammates are the likes of Fourie du Preez and Schalk Burger.
To try and predict Newcastle Falcons outcome in the next quarter of the league, given the injuries and the new signing, punters are coming up with new best-betting strategies. Punters are going through data from various sources to come up with useful strategies.
Tony Samboras is a Sports Journalist and a Rugby Enthusiast. As a passionate player since the age of seven, Tony has dedicated his time to create the best betting strategy. Read some of his published works at http://www.simplythebetsus.com/