Kazuki Himeno

Kazuki Himeno (姫野 和樹, Himeno Kazuki, born 27 July 1994) is a Japanese international rugby union player who plays as a Flanker, Lock.[1] He currently plays for Sunwolves in Super Rugby and Toyota Verblitz in Japan's domestic Top League.[2]

Kazuki Himeno
Full nameKazuki Himeno
Date of birth (1994-07-27) 27 July 1994
Place of birthJapan
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb; 238 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker, Lock
Current team Sunwolves / Toyota Verblitz
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017–present Toyota Verblitz 13 (30)
2018–present Sunwolves 0 (0)
Correct as of 5 December 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017–present Japan 12 (15)
Correct as of 15 September 2019


After only 9 Top League appearances for Toyota Verblitz, [3]which included 8 starts, Himeno received his first call-up to Japan's senior squad ahead of the 2017 end-of-year rugby union internationals.[4]


  1. "Kazuki Himeno ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. "Kazuki Himeno itsrugby Profile". itsrugby. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  3. "Top League Profiles 2017-18: Toyota Verblitz". Japan Rugby Football Union. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
  4. "Japan gamble with rookie lock against Aust". News. Retrieved 2017-12-05.
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