Yusuke Kizu rugby player
Yusuke Kizu rugby player

Yusuke Kizu

2nd Dec 1995 1.78m/113kg Loosehead Prop

Yusuke Kizu, born on December 2, 1995, is a Japanese rugby union player who primarily plays as a prop. He represents Japan internationally and is currently a member of the Toyota Verblitz rugby team in the Japanese Top League.

Kizu made his club debut for Toyota Verblitz in 2018, showcasing his skills and potential at the domestic level. He then had the opportunity to represent his country when he made his international debut for Japan against Fiji on July 27, 2019.

This match took place during the 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, where Japan emerged victorious with a 34-21 win over Fiji. In fact, Japan went on to win the tournament for the third time, further solidifying their growing reputation in international rugby.

Kizu's performances and contributions led to his inclusion in the Japanese squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which was a historic event as it marked the first time the tournament was held in Japan and in Asia. Although he was part of the squad, Kizu had yet to make his Rugby World Cup debut at the time of the provided information, as Japan was heading into the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Representing his nation on the international stage and being selected for a prestigious tournament like the Rugby World Cup highlights Kizu's talent, dedication, and commitment to the sport. As a prop, he plays a crucial role in the scrum and contributes to the team's overall performance.

Yusuke Kizu's journey in rugby continues, and it will be interesting to see his future contributions to both the Toyota Verblitz and the Japanese national team as he aims to make his Rugby World Cup debut and further develop as a player.



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Loosehead Prop
2018 - present
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Loosehead Prop
2024 - present
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Loosehead Prop
2019 - 2023