Ryan Crotty, ex All Black and Crusaders midfielder, now playing for top league Japanese rugby team, the 'Kubota Spears', commissioned me to create an Ironman style character in the team colours

of orange & turquoise blue, to be printed on the training singlets and books of his fellow "Spears Middies", whose nicknames he rquested to be included in the designs. I also provided two styles of samurai spear, as shown below.

Needless to say, Ryan was very happy with the "Kubotaman" I designed for him.