Naohiro Kotaki

Naohiro Kotaki (小瀧尚弘, Kotaki Naohiro, born 13 June 1992) is a Japanese international rugby union player who plays in the lock position.[1] He currently plays for the Sunwolves in Super Rugby and the Toshiba Brave Lupus in Japan's domestic Top League.[2][3]

Naohiro Kotaki
Date of birth (1992-06-13) 13 June 1992
Place of birthKagoshima, Japan
Height1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight110 kg (17 st 5 lb; 243 lb)
SchoolKagoshima Jitsugyo High School
UniversityTeikyo University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Lock
Current team Sunwolves / Toshiba Brave Lupus
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2015–present Toshiba Brave Lupus 25 (10)
2016–present Sunwolves 3 (0)
Correct as of 15 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–present Japan 7 (5)
Correct as of 18 August 2016

Early / Provincial Career

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

Super Rugby Career

Kotaki was selected as a member of the first ever Sunwolves squad ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season. He played 3 matches in their debut campaign.[4]


Kotaki made his senior international debut for Japan in a match against South Korea on April 30, 2016 and also featured as a starter in all 3 of his country's tests during the 2016 mid-year rugby union internationals series.[1]

Super Rugby Statistics

As of 18 August 2016[4]
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  1. "Naohiro Kotaki ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. "Naohiro Kotaki Top League Player Profile" (in Japanese). Top League. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  3. "Naohiro Kotaki Toshiba Brave Lupus Player Profile" (in Japanese). Toshiba. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. "Naohiro Kotaki itsrugby Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
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