Rikiya Matsuda rugby player
Rikiya Matsuda rugby player

Rikiya Matsuda

3rd May 1994 1.81m/92kg Fullback

Matsuda represented Japan at Under-20 level from 2012 through to 2014, making 7 appearances in total at the World Rugby Under 20 Championships.

He made his senior international debut as a replacement in a match against Canada in Vancouver on 11 June 2016. He went on to make 2 more appearances in the home tests against Scotland during the 2016 mid-year rugby union internationals series, coming on as a substitute in the first test in Toyota and then starting in the second in Tokyo

Matsuda has represented Teikyo University in both the All-Japan University Rugby Championship and the All-Japan Rugby Football Championship.

After graduating from university he joined up with the Panasonic Wild Knights in 2017.

He was named in Japan's squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and has represented the side 24 times as they had into the quarter finals of the tournament.


Career

japan Japan
Fullback
2016 - present
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Fullback
2017 - present
wild Panasonic Wild Knights
Fullback
2017 - present