Kotaro Matsushima rugby player
Kotaro Matsushima rugby player

Kotaro Matsushima

26th Feb 1993 1.76m/88kg Fullback

Previous Suspensions For Kicks To The Head

1 week 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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...

European Player Of The Year Award Nominees Confirmed

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Representatives of the elite clubs which have qualified for this season’s Champions Cup semi-finals not surprisingly dominate the list of 15 nominees for the prestigious EPCR European Player of the...

Fiery French clash as Toulouse take on Clermont

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The second French clash sees the powerful Toulouse travelling to Stade Marcel Michelin to throw down the challenge to Clermont.   Clermont had a close shave with Wasps over the weekend, leaving...

Matsushima SAVES CLERMONT

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Champions Cup Team of the Week - Round of 16

5 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

A weekend of rugby that ends with no less than five Top 14 sides making their way into the Quarter Finals. One Irish side and two Premiership sides make up the remainder of the eight teams. Here is our...