Japan Sevens National Team for Toulouse Sevens
The Japan Rugby Football Union is happy to announce the Japan Men’s Sevens Team to play at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Toulouse, from May 20 to 22.
Co-Captained by Kazuma Nakagawa and Yuki Ishii, the team features veteran sevens player, Kameli Raravou Latianara Soejima who recently featured in World Rugby’s ‘Remarkables’ series. ‘Remarkables’ highlights the inspirational life stories of players who triumph over adversity, in and through rugby. Timo Fiti Sufia also comes into the team for the first time since the Vancouver Sevens in March 2020.
Japan Men’s Sevens National Team Interim Head Coach, Koichi Umeda commented:
“First and foremost, we’re looking forward to play against the great teams in our pool when we face Argentina, England, and Canada. We have been preparing well and are looking to play fast, expressive and running rugby in Toulouse this weekend.”
Japan are set to take on Argentina, the recent Vancouver Sevens Champions, as well as England and Canada in Pool A.
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|2||Kazuma NAKAGAWA||YOKOHAMA CANON EAGLES||173||81||1995/10/28|
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|7||Ryota KANO||Meiji Yasuda HOLLY’S||172||72||1992/05/10|
|8||Yoshihiro NOGUCHI||SECOM RUGGUTs||170||77||1994/12/26|
|9||Shun TOMONAGA||HINO RED DOLPHINS||182||98||1997/02/14|
|10||Chikara MORITA||MUNAKATA SANIX BLUES||180||87||1995/10/05|
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