Harumichi Tatekawa rugby player
Harumichi Tatekawa rugby player

Harumichi Tatekawa

2nd Dec 1989 1.80m/94kg Inside Centre

Japan Rugby League One Best XV and award winners

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

  Following the end of this season's Japan Rugby League One, the league has announced the Best XV and all award winners for 2023.   Japan Rugby League One has a new champion after Kubota Spears...

Former All Blacks take centre stage in round two of the Top League

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath and Panasonic Wild Knights led the two conferences in the Top League after two rounds of action.   Sungoliath claimed a comfortable 14-31 victory over Honda in round two while...

Bernard Foley guides Kubota Spears to victory

3 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Kubota Spears were guided to a comfortable win over Toshiba thanks to Bernard Foley, Malcolm Marx and Daisuke Inoue. The opening half was a tight affair with Micahel Leitch's sides keeping the Kubota...

The Stars From The U20s Class Of 2009

4 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

In 2009, Japan hosted the u20 Junior World Championship with 43 players who were involved in that 2009 tournament returning to Japan a decade later to play in the senior men's World Cup.    We...

The Miracle of Brighton - How beating the Springboks set the stage for Japan

4 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan were meant to stand no chance against mighty South Africa but sprang the biggest upset in Rugby World Cup history in Brighton.         Shortly after breakfast on September...

Last time these two sides met: Japan vs. New Zealand

5 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand claimed a 6-54 victory over Japan the last time the two side met in 2013.   Dan Carter started the game in the no.10 jersey, while Beauden Barrett, Frank Halai and Charles...

Thursday Evening Round Up

6 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Alex Lozowski commits to Saracens Alex Lozowski has signed a contract extension with Saracens, Lozowski joined Saracens from Wasps in 2016 & has signed a two-year deal that will keep him at...

Japan name 34-man squad for November Tests

6 years ago by Japan Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph announced his 34-man squad for the game against a World XV and tests against Australia, Tonga and France, with Toshiba Brave Lupus forward Michael Leitch leading the...

Japan change five for Ireland

6 years ago by Sky Sports Rugby

Japan coach Jamie Joseph has made five changes to his starting line-up to face Ireland at Shizuoka's Ecopa Stadium on Saturday with Harumichi Tatekawa, Akihito Yamada, Yu Chinen and Hitoshi Ono all unavailable...

Hitosho Ono recalled into the Japan squad

7 years ago by Japan Rugby

The Japan Rugby Football Union has announced that Sunwolves lock Hitoshi Ono has been recalled to the Japan squad as an injury replacement ahead of their upcoming Tests against Romania and Ireland.   The...