Japan Men’s Sevens Team Announced for Hong Kong Sevens

The Japan Rugby Football Union is pleased to announce the Japan Men’s Sevens team for the Hong Kong Sevens, the opening tournament of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2023. Taking place from November 4 to 6, the tournament marks the return of one of the world’s most popular rugby sevens competitions, following a two-year hiatus as a result of the global pandemic.

Sevens fans in Hong Kong, and around the world will be delighted to see the return of the Hong Kong leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, with the tournament being one of the biggest events on the major events calendar in Asia. Japan have been drawn in a challenging Pool C that includes Sevens powerhouse team and two-time Olympic gold medallists Fiji, along with the USA and Spain.

Japan Men’s Sevens Team for Hong Kong Sevens

1* Koki Yakushiji (1**)

2 Kazuma Nakagawa (14)

3 Taichi Yoshizawa (12)

5 Kameli Raravou Latianara SOEJIMA (44)

6 Moeki Fukushi (10)

8 Yoshihiro Noguchi (19)

9 Taisei Hayashi (29)

10 Takamasa Maruo (1)

11 Shotaro Tsuoka (12)

12 Ren Miyagami (7)

13 Chikara Morita (9)

14 Yuu Kurihara (0)

15 Shun Tomonaga (9)


12 players will be selected from the 13-member team for each match

X*denotes player number

(X)**denotes number of Japan National Team Sevens Caps

Match Schedule                     

Japan vs Fiji, November 4, 16:52 Hong Kong Time (17:52 JST)

Japan vs USA, November 5, 11:50 Hong Kong Time (12:50 JST)

Japan vs Spain, November 5, 15:35 Hong Kong Time (16:35 JST)

To catch the action live from Japan, tune into the tournament telecast via live streaming at https://www.world.rugby/sevens-series/stage/2068/match. For more information on the Hong Kong Sevens visit https://www.world.rugby/sevens-series/stage/2106/fixtures.