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Australian rugby coach Michael Cheika says he believes fullback Kurtley Beale’s new obsession with the artistry of the samurai.
Beale’s third Rugby World cup comes off the back of one of the most positive Bledisloe series yet, however with an abundance of down time between training and fixtures – the Australian squad are finding other ways to remain occupied with in Japan.
While David Pocock has spent his time sightseeing and researching renewable energy alternatives that aren’t Nuclear, coach Cheika has been spotted perusing different fabrics in the Arakawa City Garment District.
Captain Michael Hooper has been reportedly visiting video game arcades and other types of places that milennialls like to kill time.
Kurtley Beale, however, is believed to have become fascinated with the mysterious culture surrounding the military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan.
“Kurtley has gone and bought himself a very, very sharp sword” said Cheika.
“Some people in the squad were initially worried, but personally I think the teachings of samurai can only benefit our backline”
“I have all confidence that Kurtley will bring great honour to the Wallabies but also Mount Druitt”
“He remains focused on the task at hand”
“Or as Kurtley would now say “劍與思想必須團結一致。技術本身是不夠的，只靠精神是不夠的”
The Wallabies will face Fiji in Sapporo on Saturday afternoon (2:45pm AEST).