Nathan Hirayama rugby player
Nathan Hirayama rugby player

Nathan Hirayama

23rd Mar 1988 1.83m/90kg Fly Half

Hirayama found his home in Sevens over the years, captaining Canada in recent campaigns and becoming a regular try scorer on the circuit.

A fly-half or full-back in the fifteen man game, Hirayama was a member of the Canadian squad that competed at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Continued good performances in the Canadian jersey in both the 7 and 15 man game over the last number of years led to his inclusion in the final 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

Since making his first appearance at the Dubai Sevens in 2006, Hirayama would play in a Canadian record 79 World Sevens Series tournaments with his 1,859 career points good enough for third place all-time on the circuit.

Hirayama won 23 test caps and was selected for three World Cups, following in the footsteps of his father Garry who also played flyhalf for Canada.

In September 2021, he announced his retirement.

(LS September 9, 2021)


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Fly Half
2016 - 2017
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Fly Half
2014 - 2021