Ryoto Nakamura, born on 3 June 1991, is a versatile Japanese rugby union player who excels in both the fly-half and centre positions. He currently represents Suntory Sungoliath in Japan's domestic Top League, a club he joined in 2014.
Nakamura's professional club rugby career has been solely with Suntory Sungoliath, where he has honed his skills and made significant contributions to the team. His commitment and dedication to the club have earned him a reputable place in the Japanese rugby scene.
On the international stage, Nakamura made his senior debut for Japan in a match against the United Arab Emirates on 10 May 2013. Most of his test match appearances have been against other Asian nations, showcasing his ability to perform consistently against regional rivals. He also earned a cap as a substitute in a test against Samoa in Tokyo in 2014.
Having accumulated over 23 appearances for the Japanese national team, Nakamura's experience and talent have been instrumental in the success of the Brave Blossoms. As they progress into the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup, Nakamura's contributions will undoubtedly be crucial to the team's performance.
Born in Kagoshima and educated at Kagoshima Jitsugyo High School, Nakamura continued his rugby journey at Teikyo University before embarking on his professional career. His solid foundation and continuous growth in the sport have shaped him into a skilled and dependable player, both at the club and international level.
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Nakamura has been named in the training squad for Japan.
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