Rikiya Matsuda rugby player
Rikiya Matsuda rugby player

Rikiya Matsuda

3rd May 1994 1.82m/92kg Inside Centre

Himeno returns to the starting lineup for Ireland clash

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jamie Joseph has confirmed the Brave Blossoms’ Team that will take on Ireland this Saturday, July 3 at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.   The match holds huge significance for both teams, as Ireland...

George Kruis and Hadleigh Parkes into the Top League Final

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Panasonic Wild Knights overcame a Toyota Verblitz side to march into the Top League Final. The final score doesn't represent how close the game actually was with Verblitz in game and trailing by 6 points...

Test Stars Light Up The Opening Round Of The Top League

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Suntory Sungoliath and Panasonic Wild Knights lead the way in their respective conferences after the opening round of the Top League.   Panasonic claimed a comprehensive 55-14 victory over Ricoh...

Watch: Hadleigh Parkes scores on his Top League debut

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Former England and British & Irish Lions lock George Kruis was in action for Panasonic as they kicked off their season with a convincing 55-14 win over Ricoh Black Rams. Also making his debut was former...

International stars shine in the opening day of the Japanese Top League

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicked off Saturday with five entertaining matches in the opening day of action.    The opening game of the new season, saw the Shining Arcs breeze past Honda Heat claiming...

Test Stars To Light Up Japan's Top League In 2020

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Japanese Top League kicks off this weekend with a number of test stars of the past and present set to light up the competition in 2020.   With the Champions Cup returning this weekend with the...

Winners & Losers: Japan v Russia

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

After a very nervy start from Japan as they managed to get over their first hurdle by beating Russia 30-10 on Friday at the Tokyo Stadium.     The Rugby World Cup hosts managed to score four...

Hosts Japan name team for Rugby World Cup opener against Russia

1 year ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named his team for the Pool A match against Russia at Tokyo Stadium on Friday, 20 September:     Blindside flanker Michael Leitch will become the second player...

Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad

2 years ago by Ultimate Rugby

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has announced his 31-man Japan squad who will represent the host nation when the 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off next month.   Michael Leitch will captain the side and...