Japan Team Squad for Rugby World Cup 2015

Here is the officially announced Rugby World Cup 2015 Japan team squad. Get Japan team squad for Rugby World Cup 2015. Officially announced the list of players of Japan national rugby team for the upcoming mega event Rugby World Cup 2015 to be played in England. Officials of Japan rugby union have listed 31-man rugby team squad for RWC2015 and the list is given below.

The national team of Rugby has announced the team squad for the Rugby World Cup 2015 starting from 18th September, 2015. Eddie Jones from Australia will be the head coach of this team, while Ayumu Goromaru will be the captain of this team.

Ayumu Goromaru is having a position at “Fullback”, while Karne Hesketh, Yoshikazu Fujita, Kenki Fukuoka and Akhihito got their positions at “Wing”. Shota Horie, Takeshi Kizu and Hiroki Yuhara are at “Hooker” position. There are total 6 total players in Japan rugby team who belong to Australia, but they will play from Japanese side.

The Prop position is secured by Kensuke Hatakeyama, Hisateru Hirashima, Keita Inagaki and Shinnosuke Kakinaga, but “Flanker” position is having Michael Broadhurst, Justin Lves, Michael Leitch, Tsuyoshi Murata and Hendrick Tui.

PlayerPositionDate of Birth (Age)CapsClub/province
Shota HorieHooker(1986-01-21) 21 January 1986 (age 29)34Japan Panasonic Wild Knights
Takeshi KizuHooker(1988-07-15) 15 July 1988 (age 27)35Japan Kobelco Steelers
Hiroki YuharaHooker(1984-01-21) 21 January 1984 (age 31)22Japan Toshiba Brave Lupus
Kensuke HatakeyamaProp(1985-08-02) 2 August 1985 (age 30)65Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Hisateru HirashimaProp(1983-01-15) 15 January 1983 (age 32)41Japan Kobelco Steelers
Keita InagakiProp(1990-06-02) 2 June 1990 (age 25)5Australia Melbourne Rebels
Shinnosuke KakinagaProp(1992-12-19) 19 December 1992 (age 22)5Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Masataka MikamiProp(1988-06-04) 4 June 1988 (age 27)26Japan Toshiba Brave Lupus
Hiroshi YamashitaProp(1986-01-01) 1 January 1986 (age 29)41Japan Kobelco Steelers
Shoji ItoLock(1980-12-02) 2 December 1980 (age 34)33Japan Kobelco Steelers
Shinya MakabeLock(1987-03-26) 26 March 1987 (age 28)29Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Hitoshi OnoLock(1978-05-06) 6 May 1978 (age 37)90Japan Toshiba Brave Lupus
Luke ThompsonLock(1981-04-16) 16 April 1981 (age 34)56Japan Kintetsu Liners
Kazuhiko UsamiLock(1992-03-17) 17 March 1992 (age 23)5Japan Canon Eagles
Michael BroadhurstFlanker(1986-10-30) 30 October 1986 (age 28)19Japan Ricoh Black Rams
Justin IvesFlanker(1984-05-24) 24 May 1984 (age 31)30Japan Canon Eagles
Michael LeitchFlanker(1988-10-07) 7 October 1988 (age 26)39New Zealand Chiefs
Tsuyoshi MurataFlanker(1988-12-15) 15 December 1988 (age 26)5Japan NEC Green Rockets
Hendrik TuiFlanker(1987-12-13) 13 December 1987 (age 27)28Australia Queensland Reds
Ryu HolaniNumber 8(1981-10-25) 25 October 1981 (age 33)40Japan Panasonic Wild Knights
Hayden HopgoodNumber 8(1980-07-30) 30 July 1980 (age 35)8Unattached
Atsushi HiwasaScrum-half(1987-05-22) 22 May 1987 (age 28)44Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Fumiaki TanakaScrum-half(1985-01-03) 3 January 1985 (age 30)45New Zealand Highlanders
Keisuke UchidaScrum-half(1992-02-22) 22 February 1992 (age 23)10Japan Panasonic Wild Knights
Toshiaki HiroseFly-half(1981-10-17) 17 October 1981 (age 33)27Japan Toshiba Brave Lupus
Kosei OnoFly-half(1987-04-17) 17 April 1987 (age 28)26Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Harumichi TatekawaFly-half(1989-12-02) 2 December 1989 (age 25)35Japan Kubota Spears
Tim BennettsCentre(1990-08-01) 1 August 1990 (age 25)2Japan Canon Eagles
Kotaro MatsushimaCentre(1993-02-26) 26 February 1993 (age 22)9Australia New South Wales Waratahs
Yu TamuraCentre(1989-01-09) 9 January 1989 (age 26)32Japan NEC Green Rockets
Craig WingCentre(1979-12-26) 26 December 1979 (age 35)7Japan Kobelco Steelers
Ryohei YamanakaCentre(1988-06-22) 22 June 1988 (age 27)4Japan Kobelco Steelers
Karne HeskethWing(1985-08-01) 1 August 1985 (age 30)7Japan Munakata Sanix Blues
Yoshikazu FujitaWing(1993-09-08) 8 September 1993 (age 21)21Japan Waseda University
Kenki FukuokaWing(1992-09-07) 7 September 1992 (age 22)15Japan Tsukuba University
Akihito YamadaWing(1985-07-26) 26 July 1985 (age 30)13Australia Western Force
Ayumu Goromaru (c)Fullback(1986-03-01) 1 March 1986 (age 29)49Japan Yamaha Júbilo

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