Yoshitake Mizuma named head coach of Kintetsu Liners

Yoshitake Mizuma named head coach of Kintetsu Liners

Kintentsu Liners have confirmed that Yoshitake Mizuma will succeed Goshi Arimizu as the club's new head coach.

The 43-year-old's CV includes a coaching role at Panasonic Wild Knights (2010-2018) and Kobelco Steelers (2019-2020).


The Osaka club also confirmed four new arrivals to their squad: Shun Sasaki (Munakata Sanix Blues), the 2nd lines Patrick Tafa (NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu) and Sam Thomson (Toshiba Brave Lupus), and the young scrumhalf Keitaro Hitora (Doshisha Univ.).

2021/2022 Arrivals:

 


Head Coach - Yoshitake Mizuma (JAP) - Japan U20 -

 
 
 

Fumihiro Toru (JAP) - Doshisha Univ. - 02/09/1999 - 180 cm - 107 kg


 

Shun Sasaki (JAP) - Munakata Sanix Blues - 03/06/1989 - 174 cm - 105 kg

Hooker - Kazuma Matsuda (JAP) - Ryutsu Keizai Univ. - 08/22/1998 - 172 cm - 98 kg

 

2nd row - Patrick Tafa (AUS) - NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu - 07/19/1999 - 194 cm - 113 kg

 

2nd row - Sam Thomson (SCO) - Toshiba Brave Lupus - 23/01/1994 - 198 cm - 114 kg

Tomoya Nakamura (JAP) - Tokai Univ. - 06/25/1998 - 162 cm - 68 kg

 

Scrum - Keitaro Hitora (JAP) - Doshisha Univ. - 12/11/1998 - 164 cm - 70 kg

Center - Siosaia Fifita (JAP, 1 cap) - Tenri Univ. - 12/20/1998 - 187 cm - 110 kg

Center - Koji Okamura (JAP) - Teikyo Univ. - 12/06/1998 - 171 cm - 85 kg

Winger - Tomoya Kimura (JAP) - Teikyo Univ. - 04/04/1998 - 174 cm - 77 kg

 

Departures 2021/2022: Head Coach - Goshi Arimizu (JAP) - free Forward Coach - Nick Stiles (AUS) - Rebels Full Back Coach - Sean Hedger (AUS) - free Pillar - Yusuke Nagae (JAP,18 caps) - retreat - 07/19/1985 - 171 cm - 115 kg Pillar - Tomoaki Ishii (JAP) - free - 23/08/1995 - 182 cm - 120 kg Hooker - Takuma Takashima (JAP) - free - 24 / 06/1988 - 174 cm - 106 kg Hooker - Akira Nakamura (JAP) - free - 25/08/1987 - 173 cm - 100 kg 2nd line - Kohei Yamaguchi (JAP) - free - 11/08/1990 - 188 cm - 108 kg 2nd row - Michael Stolberg (AUS) - free - 03/27/1992 - 204 cm - 120 kg 2nd row - David Milo (NZ) - retirement - 09/29/1984 - 190 cm - 114 kg 3rd row - Toshiya Hagiwara (JAP) - free - 02/09/1993 - 180 cm - 98 kg 1/2 scrum - Ryan Louwrens (SA) - free - 12/03/1991 - 179 cm - 93 kg 1/2 scrum - Aiko Sumiyoshi (JAP) - free - 12/27/1994 - 162 cm - 65 kg Center - Silivenusi Taumoepeau (TON,1 cap) - retreat - 07/31/1985 - 184 cm - 99 kg Center - Pasqualle Dunn (ENG) - free - 03/29/1994 - 178 cm - 102 kg Rear - Kenji Shomen (JAP, 2 caps) - retreat - 01/05/1983 - 175 cm - 85 kg Rear - Andries Coetzee (SA, 13 caps) - free - 01/03/1990 - 182 cm - 90 kg

 
 
 

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