Rikiya Matsuda rugby player
Rikiya Matsuda rugby player

Rikiya Matsuda

3rd May 1994 1.81m/92kg Inside Centre

Japan Rugby League One Round 11 Review

2 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Brave Lupus Nearly ‘Rammed’ in a Sunday Thriller A comfortable Sunday afternoon it was not for Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo, who needed a try six minutes from time by centre...

Japan League One Round 10 Review

3 weeks ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Crowley off the mark as Honda fires up Mie Honda Heat has given ex-Italy coach Kieran Crowley his maiden win in Japan Rugby League One after a courageous 20-19 victory over fellow...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Eight Review

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Four Star Savea Sinks Toyota Reigning World Rugby Player of the Year Ardie Savea showed his class, scoring four tries as former Wallaby coach Dave Rennie enjoyed his finest moment...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Seven Review

1 month ago by Ultimate Rugby

Outta Sight, Wild Knight! The gap between the Saitama Panasonic Wild Knights and the rest is widening at the top of the Japan Rugby League One point’s table but the Chiefs’ conquerors from...

Japan Rugby League One 2023-24 Round Five Review

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Division One – Malcolm Who? The loss of serial try-scoring Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx to injury appeared fatal to the chances of Kubota Spears Funabashi Tokyo Bay mounting a successful title...

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...

Fernández Lobbe (ARG) - 'Japan will be a great battle

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

LA BAULE-ESCOUBLAC - Comments from Argentina assistant coach Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe at a media briefing on Sunday after their 59-5 win over Chile in Pool D on Saturday.   Juan...

Paea starts at number eight - Tonga announce team to play South Africa

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Tonga head coach Toutai Kefu has named his match-day 23 to face South Africa in Stade de Marseille on Sunday 1 October, with Semisi Paea starting at number eight in place of the suspended Vaea Fifita, following...