47-year-old Marukawa Ryohei, who has been released from prison, is walking to a riverbed in search of a place to die when a rugby ball hits his back. Men mostly over the age of 40 are practicing rugby on the grounds right beside the river. An elderly man called Utatsu Sadao comes chasing after the ball. Utatsu, who leads the rugby team Yanchars, drags a bewildered Marukawa along with him and invitesMarukawa to join their game. The next day, Marukawa watches a Yanchars game from the spectator stands. However, during the game, Utatsu crouches and is unable to move. Marukawa is asked by the team’s captain Kaneda Junzo to replace Utatsu.
(Source: jadefrost at jdramas.wordpress)