Kaito Shigeno

Kaito Shigeno (茂野海人, Shigeno Kaito, born 21 November 1990) is a Japanese international rugby union player who plays in the scrum-half position.[1] He currently plays for the Sunwolves in Super Rugby and the NEC Green Rockets in Japan's domestic Top League.[2][3]

Kaito Shigeno
Date of birth (1990-11-21) 21 November 1990
Place of birthOsaka, Japan
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight75 kg (11 st 11 lb; 165 lb)
SchoolGonokawa High School
UniversityDaito Bunka University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Scrum-Half
Current team Sunwolves
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015 Ponsonby ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–present NEC Green Rockets 44 (5)
2015 Auckland 6 (5)
2016–present Sunwolves 11 (5)
Correct as of 15 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–present Japan 10 (5)
Correct as of 15 September 2019

Early and provincial career

Shigeno was born in Osaka Prefecture but attended university in Tokyo after which he joined the NEC Green Rockets ahead of the 2013–14 Top League season. In 2015, he spent a year in New Zealand playing for Ponsonby in the local Auckland league after which he earned selection for Auckland's squad for the 2015 ITM Cup where he made 6 appearances.[2]

Super Rugby career

Shigeno was selected as a member of the first ever Sunwolves squad ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season. He played 11 matches in their debut campaign and scored 1 try.[2][4]


Shigeno earned his first cap for Japan in a match against Canada in Vancouver during the 2016 mid-year rugby union internationals and followed it up with 2 more appearances in Japan's home series against Scotland which was played in Toyota and Tokyo. His first try for his country came in his third appearance, a 21-16 defeat to Scotland.[1]

Super Rugby statistics

As of 18 August 2016[4]
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  1. "Kaito Shigeno ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. "Kaito Shigeno Sunwolves Player Profile". Super Japan Rugby. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  3. "Kaito Shigeno Top League Player Profile" (in Japanese). Top League. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. "Kaito Shigeno itsrugby Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
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