Harumichi Tatekawa rugby player
Harumichi Tatekawa rugby player

Harumichi Tatekawa

2nd Dec 1989 1.80m/94kg Inside Centre

Harumichi Tatekawa, born on December 2, 1989, is a Japanese rugby union player who is known for his versatility in playing as a fly-half or centre. He currently represents the Kubota Spears in Japan's Top League and has also played for the Brumbies in the international Super Rugby competition.

Tatekawa began his professional career with the Kubota Spears in Chiba, Japan's Top League. His impressive performances caught the attention of Eddie Jones, the former Australia national coach, who recommended him to Stephen Larkham, the head coach of the Brumbies.

The Brumbies were in need of talent in the fly-half and centre positions due to an injury to Christian Lealiifano, and Tatekawa was seen as a valuable addition to their development plan. Toutai Kefu, a former Wallabies and Spears player, spoke highly of Tatekawa, stating that he was the best Japanese player he had ever seen.

On the international stage, Tatekawa made his debut for the Japan national team, known as the Brave Blossoms, in April 2012, in an away match against Kazakhstan. As of the information available, he has earned 39 caps and scored 59 points, including seven tries, for the national team. He has been a consistent performer for Japan and has contributed significantly to their success.

Tatekawa initially started his Super Rugby career with the Brumbies but did not earn a cap for the Australian side. He later joined the Sunwolves for the 2016 Super Rugby season.

In June 2017, Tatekawa was named as the co-captain for the internationals against Ireland, further showcasing his leadership qualities and importance to the national team.



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2016 - present
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2019 - 2019
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2015 - 2022
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2016 - 2023