Japan Rugby World Cup Team 2015

2015 Japan Fixtures & Results at Rugby World Cup

19-Sep-15 South Africa 32–34 Japan Brighton Community Stadium, Brighton
23-Sep-15 Scotland 45-10 Japan Kingsholm, Gloucester
3-Oct-15 Samoa  5-26 Japan Stadium mk, Milton Keynes
11-Oct-15 United States 18-28 Japan Kingsholm, Gloucester

Points Table

Team Pld W D L TF PF PA +/− BP Pts
Japan 2 1 0 1 4 44 77 –33 0 4

2015 Team Suad

Player  Position  Date of Birth Caps  Club/province
Shota Horie Hooker 21 January 1986 38 Panasonic Wild Knights
Takeshi Kizu Hooker 15 July 1988 37 Kobelco Steelers
Hiroki Yuhara Hooker 21 January 1984 22 Toshiba Brave Lupus
Kensuke Hatakeyama Prop 2 August 1985 68 Suntory Sungoliath
Keita Inagaki Prop 2 June 1990 6 Panasonic Wild Knights
Masataka Mikami Prop 4 June 1988 29 Toshiba Brave Lupus
Hiroshi Yamashita Prop 1 January 1986 45 Kobelco Steelers
Shoji Ito Lock 2 December 1980 34 Kobelco Steelers
Shinya Makabe Lock 26 March 1987 31 Suntory Sungoliath
Hitoshi Ono Lock 6 May 1978 94 Toshiba Brave Lupus
Luke Thompson Lock 16 April 1981 58 Kintetsu Liners
Michael Broadhurst Flanker 30 October 1986 22 Ricoh Black Rams
Justin Ives Flanker 24 May 1984 29 Canon Eagles
Michael Leitch (c) Flanker 7 October 1988 43 New Zealand Chiefs
Hendrik Tui Flanker 13 December 1987 32 Australia Queensland Reds
Ryu Holani Number 8 25 October 1981 41 Panasonic Wild Knights
Amanaki Lelei Mafi Number 8 11 January 1990 3 NTT Shining Arcs
Atsushi Hiwasa Scrum-half 22 May 1987 47 Suntory Sungoliath
Fumiaki Tanaka Scrum-half 3 January 1985 49 New Zealand Highlanders
Harumichi Tatekawa Fly-half 2 December 1989 38 Kubota Spears
Kosei Ono Fly-half 17 April 1987 29 Suntory Sungoliath
Kotaro Matsushima Centre 26 February 1993 12 Suntory Sungoliath
Male Sa'u Centre 13 October 1987 23 Yamaha Júbilo
Yu Tamura Centre 9 January 1989 32 NEC Green Rockets
Craig Wing Centre 26 December 1979 10 Kobelco Steelers
Yoshikazu Fujita Wing 8 October 1993 27 Waseda University
Kenki Fukuoka Wing 7 September 1992 15 Tsukuba University
Karne Hesketh Wing 1 August 1985 9 Munakata Sanix Blues
Toshiaki Hirose Wing 17 October 1981 28 Toshiba Brave Lupus
Akihito Yamada Wing 26 July 1985 13 Panasonic Wild Knights
Ayumu Goromaru Fullback 1 March 1986 52 Yamaha Júbilo

Facts

Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) The Cherry Blossoms / Brave Blossoms
Emblem(s) the Sakura
Coach(es) Eddie Jones
Captain(s) Michael Leitch
Most caps Hitoshi Ono (91)
Top scorer Ayumu Goromaru (612)
Most tries Daisuke Ohata (69)

 

First international
Japan 9 – 8 Canada (31 January 1932)
Largest win
Japan 155 – 3 Chinese Taipei (1 July 2002)
Largest defeat
New Zealand 145 – 17 Japan (4 June 1995)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1987)
Best result third in pool 1 win 1991

Rugby World Cup Japan Team 2011

Fixtures & Results

Date & Time Team vs Team Stadiums
10/09 - 18:00 FranceFrance 47-21 JapanJapan Auckland
16/09 - 20:00 New ZealandNew Zealand 83-7 JapanJapan Hamilton
21/09 - 19:30 TongaTonga 31-18 JapanJapan Whangarei
27/09 - 17:00 CanadaCanada 23-23 JapanJapan Napier

Team Suad

Player Position  Caps  Club / Province
Yusuke Aoki  Hooker  18 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Shota Horie  Hooker  10 Japan Sanyo Wild Knights
Takeshi Kizu  Hooker  3 Japan Tokai University
Hiroki Yuhara  Hooker  5 Japan Toshiba Brave Lupus
Nozomu Fujita  Prop  4 Japan Honda Heat
Kensuke Hatakeyama  Prop  15 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Hisateru Hirashima  Prop  19 Japan Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers
Tateo Kanai  Prop  4 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Naoki Kawamata  Prop  11 Japan Sanyo Wild Knights
Hiroshi Yamashita  Prop  8 Japan Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers
Justin Ives  Lock  0 Japan Sanyo Wild Knights
Toshizumi Kitagawa  Lock  33 Japan Toyota Verblitz
Yuji Kitagawa  Lock  5 Japan Sanyo Wild Knights
Shinya Makabe  Lock  2 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Hitoshi Ono  Lock  45 Japan Toshiba Brave Lupus
Luke Thompson  Lock  27 Japan Kintetsu Liners
Takashi Kikutani (c)  Flanker  35 Japan Toyota Verblitz
Michael Leitch  Flanker  13 Japan Tokai University
Tadasuke Nishihara  Flanker  0 Japan Sanyo Wild Knights
Toetuu Taufa  Flanker  17 Japan Kintetsu Liners
Ryukoliniasi Holani  Number 8  14 Japan Sanyo Wild Knights
Itaru Taniguchi  Number 8  1 Japan Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers
Ippei Asada  Scrum-half  0 Japan Toyota Verblitz
Atsushi Hiwasa  Scrum-half  0 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Fumiaki Tanaka  Scrum-half  22 Japan Sanyo Wild Knights
Koji Wada  Scrum-half  5 Japan Toyota Verblitz
James Arlidge  Fly-half  25 England Nottingham
Shaun Webb  Fly-half  22 Japan Coca Cola West Red Sparks
Ryohei Yamanaka  Fly-half  1 Japan Waseda University
Yuta Imamura  Centre  28 Japan Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers
Ryan Nicholas  Centre  25 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Koji Taira  Centre  24 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Alisi Tupuailei  Centre  11 Japan Canon Eagles
Taihei Ueda  Centre  0 Japan Honda Heat
Kosuke Endo  Wing  34 Japan Toyota Verblitz
Hirotoki Onozawa  Wing  58 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Takeshisa Usuzuki  Wing  0 Japan Toshiba Brave Lupus
Akihito Yamada  Wing  0 Japan Sanyo Wild Knights
Go Aruga  Fullback  12 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Bryce Robins  Fullback  24 Japan NEC Green Rockets
Atsushi Tanabe  Fullback  1 Japan Sanyo Wild Knights

Japan Rugby Team 2011 Coaches

  • John Kirwan ( Present Head Coach )
  • Jean-Pierre Élissalde
  • Masahiro Kunda
  • Andrew McCormick
  • Shogo Mukai