Kotaro Matsushima rugby player
Kotaro Matsushima rugby player

Kotaro Matsushima

26th Feb 1993 1.76m/88kg Fullback

Kotaro Matsushima seals a move back to Japan

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan outside back Kotaro Matsushima has signed a deal return to Japan next season.   The 29-year-old has spent the past two years in France with Clermont but returns to Suntory Sungoliath...

The Star-Studded XV of Top 14 players whose contracts are expiring

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The 2021/22 season is drawing to a close and several Top 14 players have their contracts expiring.   French website All Rugby has released a the list of players whose contracts are expiring...

Chris Ashton starts for Tigers, Clermont make wholesale changes

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Leicester Tigers host Clermont in the second leg of the Champions Cup round of 16 second-leg on Saturday after dispatching the French club 10-29 last weekend.   Both teams have made several changes...

Autumn Nations Team of the Week

10 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The final weekend of test rugby in 2021 has come and gone.     A thrilling weekend of action kicked off with an entertaining clash at Murrayfield, with Scotland beating Japan 29-20. At the...

Previous Suspensions For Kicks To The Head

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks fullback Jordie Barrett will be free to play against Argentina this weekend after a SANZAAR Judicial Committee Hearing found him not guilty of contravening Law 9.11 after he was...

Himeno returns to the starting lineup for Ireland clash

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jamie Joseph has confirmed the Brave Blossoms’ Team that will take on Ireland this Saturday, July 3 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.   The match holds huge significance for both teams, as Ireland...

"It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience" - Matsushima keen to make history against the Lions

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kotaro Matsushima has enjoyed a successful season in the Top 14 and he is looking forward to taking another step forward against the British and Irish Lions on Saturday.   "It's a once-in-a-lifetime...

"I'm ready to play" - Himeno raring to take on the Lions

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Star Brave Blossoms' back-rower Kazuki Himeno is raring to take on the British and Irish Lions and has declared himself fit to take on the Four Nations having caught a flight from Auckland to Edinburgh...

Lions Watch: Rees-Zammit & Sam Simmonds grab doubles

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Louis Rees-Zammit & Sam Simmonds both scored doubles of Gloucester and Exeter respectively has they continued their fine form after their inclusions in the British and Irish Lions Tour.   Wales...

Watch: Russell, Thomas and Beale romp through the Clermont defence

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

In a thrilling first half of Top 14 action between Racing 92 and Clermont, Teddy Thomas scored a try and assisted two to lead 31-19 at half time.   Kurtley Beale scored Racing 92's first two tries...