Nataniela Oto

Nataniela Oto (born May 26, 1980) is a Tongan-Japanese rugby union player. He plays as a flanker. In 2004, he obtained Japanese citizenship. He is the brother of Lopeti Oto, who played for the Japanese national rugby union team in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Nataniela Oto
Date of birth (1980-05-26) May 26, 1980
Place of birthTonga
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight209 lb (95 kg)
Notable relative(s)Lopeti Oto (older brother)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Flanker
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Toshiba Brave Lupus ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001–2007  Japan 12 (20)

Oto plays for Toshiba Brave Lupus. He has 12 caps for Japan, with 4 tries scored, 20 points in aggregate, from 2001 to 2007. He was present at the 2007 Rugby World Cup, playing a single match, in the 91–3 loss to Australia. He has been absent from his National Team since then.


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