Itaru Taniguchi

Itaru Taniguchi (谷口到, Taniguchi Itaru) (born 1 October 1984 in Ibaraki, Japan) is a Japanese rugby union player. Taniguchi has played ten international matches for the Japan national rugby union team.[1]

Itaru Taniguchi
Date of birth (1984-10-01) October 1, 1984
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight231 lb (105 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) No. 8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Kobelco Steelers ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010-2011 Japan 10 (0)

Taniguchi was a member of the Japan team at the 2011 Rugby World Cup where he played three matches for the Brave Blossoms.[2]

Taniguchi currently plays for Top League team Kobelco Steelers.[3]


  1. "Itaru Taniguchi - Japan". ESPNscrum. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  2. "RWC 2011 - Japan - Itaru Taniguchi". RWC 2011. International Rugby Board. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  3. "Member profile 谷口 到 (タニグチ イタル)" (in Japanese). Kobelco Steelers. Retrieved 12 November 2013.

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