Yutaka Nagare rugby player
Yutaka Nagare rugby player

Yutaka Nagare

4th Sep 1992 1.66m/75kg Scrum Half

So Close for Sagamihara

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There might only have been two matches in the first weekend of a two-part Round Six in Japan Rugby League One, but that didn’t stop Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath and Mitsubishi Sagamihara Dynaboars producing...

Japan: Rugby World Cup 2023 review

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The legacy, culture and dreams will be carried on - the Brave Blossoms’ dream of “getting to the top of the Everest” continues after losing their final pool match to Argentina. Abiding...

Match Preview: Japan v Argentina

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The equation is simple for both sides at Nantes on Saturday. Victory equals quarter-final qualification and a match next Saturday against the winner of Pool C in Marseille. The consequences of a defeat...

Fifita in for Naikabula on the wing - Japan name team to play Argentina

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has announced his squad to face Argentina in Stade de la Beaujoire in Nantes on Sunday 8 October. Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named his matchday 23 to face Argentina...

Japan reaction (head coach Joseph, captain Himeno, Lemeki, Leitch, Cornelsen, Naoto, Fukuda)

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

MIXED ZONE Michael Leitch, back rowOn how Japan are progressing:“Building up to the World Cup, we lost five games, against some quality opposition. But as the World Cup has gone on, we have grown...

Match Preview: Japan v Samoa

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

There’s a lot at stake when Japan face Samoa at Stadium de Toulouse on Thursday. Two sides’ quarter-final hopes are on the line in a ferociously tight Pool D, in which a single point separates...

Riley starts at centre - Japan name team to play Samoa

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has announced his match-day 23 for his team's Pool D match against Samoa on Thursday, 28 September. Dylan Riley starts at outside-centre in place of Tomoki Osada and Lomano...

Samoa hoping local knowledge will offer edge against Japan

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

When Japan takes on Samoa in Toulouse, France, in Pool D of the Rugby World Cup on Thursday, it will be up against a team that knows more than a thing or two about Japanese rugby. Head coach Seilala Mapusua...

Rugby World Cup 2023 Match Preview: England v Japan

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Veteran Michael Leitch will become Japan’s most capped Rugby World Cup player when he runs onto the pitch at Stade de Nice for his 15th tournament match on Sunday.   He is one of 13 survivors...

Michael Leitch sets Brave Blossoms record

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named his match-day squad to face England in Pool D at Stade de Nice on Sunday, 17 September, with back-row Michael Leitch on course to make his 15th Rugby World Cup appearance. 1...