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. He currently plays for the Sunwolves in Super Rugby and the Toshiba Brave Lupus in Japan's domestic Top League.
|Date of birth||13 June 1992|
|Place of birth||Kagoshima, Japan|
|Height||1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Weight||110 kg (17 st 5 lb; 243 lb)|
|School||Kagoshima Jitsugyo High School|
|Rugby union career|
Early / Provincial Career
Kotaki has played all of his senior club rugby in Japan with the Toshiba Brave Lupus who he joined in 2015.
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.
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.
Super Rugby Statistics
- "Naohiro Kotaki ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
- "Naohiro Kotaki Top League Player Profile" (in Japanese). Top League. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
- "Naohiro Kotaki Toshiba Brave Lupus Player Profile" (in Japanese). Toshiba. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
- "Naohiro Kotaki itsrugby Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 18 August 2016.