Shin Hasegawa

Shin Hasegawa (長谷川慎, Hasegawa Shin) (born 31 March 1972 in Kyoto) is a Japanese former rugby union player who played as prop and hooker. Currently forwards coach of Yamaha Júbilo.[1]

Shin Hasegawa
Date of birth (1972-03-31) 31 March 1972
Place of birthKyoto, Japan
Height179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight102 kg (225 lb)
SchoolHigashiyama High School
UniversityChuo University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop, Hooker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1991-1994 Chuo University Rugby Football Club ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1994-2007 Suntory ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1997-2003 Japan 40 (5)
Teams coached
Years Team
Suntory Sungoliath
Yamaha Júbilo (forwards coach)


Hasegawa started to play rugby at the age of 4. Until then, he played as hooker, but when he played for Higashiyama High School rugby team he played prop in Hanazono. At Chuo University RFC, he returned to play as hooker. After graduating from university, Hasegawa was part of a Kantō region representative team which toured New Zealand in 1995. His first cap for Japan was on 29 June 1997, against Hong Kong in Tokyo, where he played as a replacement flanker. Hasegawa was also called up by the then-national coach Seiji Hirao to play for Japan in the 1999 Rugby World Cup, where he played all the three pool stage matches in the tournament. He also played for Japan in the 2003 Rugby World Cup, playing all the four matches in the tournament. His last cap for Japan was against United States, in Gosford, on 27 October 2003. From 1995, after his graduation from Chuo University, he joined Suntory club, with which he won the Japan Company Rugby Football Championship in 1997 and 1998, as well the All-Japan Rugby Football Championship in 2000 and 2002. He retired in 2007 and became a forwards coach initially for Suntory and later for Yamaha Jubilo.[2]


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