Sam Figg heading to Japan to pursue an Australian Super Rugby contract

Departing Randwick flanker and former Australian Sevens forward Sam Figg is hopeful that a stint in Japanese rugby will help him pick up an illusive Super Rugby contract. Figg has signed a one-year deal with Top League club Mazda Blue Zoomers and will leave to join his new teammates in Hiroshima next week. The 24-year old had a stint training with the Western Force earlier this year after impressing for Randwick and the NSW Country Eagles in 2016 and while Figg admitted he’d prefer to stay and play in Australia, he said a season in Japan was his best option at the moment. “It’s been frustrating not to get a proper crack at Super Rugby, I’m not going to lie about that, but I think with what is happening with the competition in Australia at the moment, it’s going to be pretty tough to pick up a contract in the backrow if there is only four teams,”Figg told Rugby News. “Hopefully I can head over to Japan, gain some experience on and off the field and come back a better p
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