Hiroki Yamamoto (rugby union player)

Hiroki Yamamoto (山本浩輝, Yamamoto Hiroki, born 17 November 1992) is a Japanese international rugby union player who plays as a flanker.[1] He currently plays for the Toshiba Brave Lupus in Japan's domestic Top League.[2][3]

Hiroki Yamamoto
Date of birth (1992-11-17) 17 November 1992
Place of birthOsaka, Japan
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight95 kg (14 st 13 lb; 209 lb)
SchoolIwami Satoshi Midorikan High School
UniversityUniversity of Tsukuba
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Current team Toshiba Brave Lupus
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015− Toshiba Brave Lupus 12 (15)
Correct as of 15 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016− Japan 5 (15)
Correct as of 20 August 2016

Club career

Yamamoto has played all of his senior club rugby in Japan with the Toshiba Brave Lupus who he joined in 2015.[2][3][4]


Yatabe made his senior international debut in a match against South Korea on April 30, 2016 and featured in 3 more tests against Asian opposition in the spring of 2016 before making a substitute appearance against Scotland in Toyota during the 2016 mid-year rugby union internationals series.[1]


  1. "Hiroki Yamamoto ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. "Hiroki Yamamoto Top League Player Profile" (in Japanese). Top League. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. "Hiroki Yamamoto Toshiba Brave Lupus Player Profile" (in Japanese). Toshiba Sports. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  4. "Hiroki Yamamoto itsrugby Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
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