Panasonic WILDKNIGHTS

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Overview

Team name Panasonic WILDKNIGHTS
MAffiliated with Japan Rugby Football Union
Foundation 1960
Home Panasonic Rugby Ground
Manager Robbie Deans

Origin of the team name and logo

The WILDKNIGHTS symbolize 'dream chasers.'

Team philosophy

We hope to create a team that will have a very positive impact on people around the world through our play.

The team philosophy of Panasonic WILDKNIGHTS is to create a team that will have a very positive impact on people around the world through our play.
We are proud of our fighting spirit, which is to keep on going no matter how many times we fall down. This is what is expected of us, and we can promise to achieve throughout the ages.
At any given moment, we will tackle challenges to achieve our dream through games, our actions, and participation in a wide variety of projects.


Team mission

Communicate the greatness of having a dream to children, who will be our future.

The team mission of Panasonic WILDKNIGHTS is to communicate the greatness of having a dream to children, who will be our future.
We believe that we will be able to fulfill our team mission not simply through the pursuit of victories but also through the combination of the WILDNIGHTS spirits, burning passion, plays, actions, and participation in a wide variety of projects. Communicate the joy of playing and watching rugby, delights of sports, and greatness of having a dream!!
*The team mission of the Panasonic WILDKNIGHTS represents our strong will and great responsibility.


Player

  • Keita Inagaki

    [PR]

    Height:
    183cm
    Weight:
    115kg
    Born:
    6/2/90
    Home town:
    Niigata,Japan
    College:
    Kanto Gakuin University
  • Asaeli Ai Valu

    [PR]

    Height:
    187cm
    Weight:
    108kg
    Born:
    5/7/89
    Home town:
    Tonga
    College:
    Saitama Institute of Technology
  • Shohei Hirano

    [PR]

    Height:
    178cm
    Weight:
    125kg
    Born:
    8/3/93
    Home town:
    Fukuoka,Japan
    College:
    Tokai University
  • Yusuke Tokota

    [PR]

    Height:
    181cm
    Weight:
    110kg
    Born:
    5/10/95
    Home town:
    Kanagawa,Japan
    College:
    Chuo University
  • Craig Millar

    [PR]

    Height:
    186cm
    Weight:
    116kg
    Born:
    29/10/90
    Home town:
    New Zealand
    College:
    University of Otago
  • Sho Furuhata

    [PR]

    Height:
    185cm
    Weight:
    123kg
    Born:
    10/12/96
    Home town:
    Osaka,Japan
    College:
    Daito Bunka University
  • Suliasi Tolu

    [PR]

    Height:
    188cm
    Weight:
    111kg
    Born:
    5/10/93
    Home town:
    -
    College:
    Saitama Institute of Technology
  • Chris King

    [PR]

    Height:
    186cm
    Weight:
    118kg
    Born:
    4/30/81
    Home town:
    New Zealand
    College:
    St Andrew's College
  • Wyatt Crockett

    [PR]

    Height:
    193cm
    Weight:
    116kg
    Born:
    1/24/83
    Home town:
    New Zealand
    College:
    Nelson / Otago Boys' High
  • Shota Horie

    [HO]

    Height:
    180cm
    Weight:
    104kg
    Born:
    1/21/86
    Home town:
    Osaka,Japan
    College:
    Teikyo University
  • Atsushi Sakate

    [HO]

    Height:
    180cm
    Weight:
    104kg
    Born:
    6/21/93
    Home town:
    Kyoto,Japan
    College:
    Teikyo University
  • Yuji Shimogama

    [HO] [FL]

    Height:
    178cm
    Weight:
    100kg
    Born:
    1/25/92
    Home town:
    Kagoshima,Japan
    College:
    University of Tsukuba
  • Kazuma Shimane

    [HO]

    Height:
    175cm
    Weight:
    99kg
    Born:
    30/11/96
    Home town:
    -
    College:
    Tenri University
  • Daniel Heenan

    [LO]

    Height:
    196cm
    Weight:
    111kg
    Born:
    11/17/81
    Home town:
    Australia
    College:
    University of Southern Queensland
  • Takumi Mikami

    [LO]

    Height:
    192cm
    Weight:
    103kg
    Born:
    5/15/90
    Home town:
    Aomori,Japan
    College:
    Tokai University
  • Kotaro Yatabe

    [LO]

    Height:
    190cm
    Weight:
    107kg
    Born:
    7/29/86
    Home town:
    Gunma,Japan
    College:
    Kokushikan University
  • Sam Whitelock

    [LO]

    Height:
    203cm
    Weight:
    115kg
    Born:
    10/12/88
    Home town:
    New Zealand
    College:
    Lincoln University
  • Hamish Dalzell

    [LO]

    Height:
    201cm
    Weight:
    113kg
    Born:
    1/16/96
    Home town:
    -
    College:
    St Andrew's College
  • Ryota Hasegawa

    [LO] [FL]

    Height:
    188cm
    Weight:
    98kg
    Born:
    5/12/93
    Home town:
    Chiba,Japan
    College:
    Daito Bunka University
  • Ben Gunter

    [LO] [FL]

    Height:
    195cm
    Weight:
    114kg
    Born:
    10/24/97
    Home town:
    Thailand
    College:
    Brisbane Boys College
  • Tomohito Miyakawa

    [LO] [FL]

    Height:
    190cm
    Weight:
    95kg
    Born:
    9/6/94
    Home town:
    Akita,Japan
    College:
    Kanto Gakuin University
  • Jack Cornelsen

    [LO] [FL] [No.8]

    Height:
    195cm
    Weight:
    106kg
    Born:
    10/13/94
    Home town:
    Australia
    College:
    The University of Queensland
  • Masaki Tani

    [FL]

    Height:
    180cm
    Weight:
    103kg
    Born:
    9/18/90
    Home town:
    Osaka,Japan
    College:
    Tokai University
  • Tevita Tupou

    [FL]

    Height:
    186cm
    Weight:
    101kg
    Born:
    9/26/91
    Home town:
    Tonga
    College:
    Daito Bunka University
  • Shunsuke Nunomaki

    [FL]

    Height:
    178cm
    Weight:
    98kg
    Born:
    7/13/92
    Home town:
    Fukuoka,Japan
    College:
    Waseda University
  • Itsuki Onishi

    [FL] [No.8]

    Height:
    185cm
    Weight:
    98kg
    Born:
    12/9/95
    Home town:
    Hokkaido,Japan
    College:
    Ryutsu Keizai University
  • Shota Fukui

    [FL] [No.8]

    Height:
    185cm
    Weight:
    90kg
    Born:
    9/28/99
    Home town:
    Fukuoka,Japan
    College:
    Higashi Fukuoka Highschool
  • Jura Asanuma

    [FL]

    Height:
    183cm
    Weight:
    93kg
    Born:
    23/5/96
    Home town:
    Aomori,Japan
    College:
    Daito Bunka University
  • Harrison Brewer

    [No.8 / FL / LO]

    Height:
    193cm
    Weight:
    110kg
    Born:
    3/22/95
    Home town:
    Ireland
    College:
    Terenure College
  • Keisuke Uchida

    [SH]

    Height:
    179cm
    Weight:
    86kg
    Born:
    2/22/92
    Home town:
    Kyoto,Japan
    College:
    University of Tsukuba
  • Yuta Takagi

    [SH]

    Height:
    164cm
    Weight:
    66kg
    Born:
    10/21/93
    Home town:
    Iwate,Japan
    College:
    Kanto Gakuin University
  • Taiki Koyama

    [SH]

    Height:
    171cm
    Weight:
    71kg
    Born:
    10/31/94
    Home town:
    Hokkaido,Japan
    College:
    Daito Bunka University
  • Sheridan Rangihuna

    [SH]

    Height:
    175cm
    Weight:
    81kg
    Born:
    9/2/93
    Home town:
    New Zealand
    College:
    GISBORNE BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL
  • Theo Strang

    [SH / SO]

    Height:
    180cm
    Weight:
    88kg
    Born:
    5/21/97
    Home town:
    -
    College:
    The Scots College
  • Takuya Yamasawa

    [SO]

    Height:
    176cm
    Weight:
    81kg
    Born:
    9/21/94
    Home town:
    Saitama,Japan
    College:
    University of Tsukuba
  • Rikiya Matsuda

    [SO]

    Height:
    181cm
    Weight:
    92kg
    Born:
    5/3/94
    Home town:
    Kyoto,Japan
    College:
    Teikyo University
  • Eiji Kaneda

    [SO] [CTB]

    Height:
    172cm
    Weight:
    86kg
    Born:
    5/14/93
    Home town:
    Kyoto,Japan
    College:
    Teikyo University
  • Kruger Latu

    [SO] [CTB] [FB]

    Height:
    185cm
    Weight:
    102kg
    Born:
    10/10/95
    Home town:
    Tonga
    College:
    Daito Bunka University
  • Iori Kaji

    [CTB]

    Height:
    170cm
    Weight:
    78kg
    Born:
    1/30/92
    Home town:
    Nara,Japan
    College:
    Daito Bunka University
  • Yuga Hyakutake

    [CTB]

    Height:
    174cm
    Weight:
    83kg
    Born:
    6/25/90
    Home town:
    Fukuoka,Japan
    College:
    Tokai University
  • Yuin Kwon

    [CTB]

    Height:
    182cm
    Weight:
    92kg
    Born:
    4/9/92
    Home town:
    Hyogo,Japan
    College:
    Teikyo University
  • Kaisei Kasahara

    [CTB]

    Height:
    180cm
    Weight:
    92kg
    Born:
    10/2/95
    Home town:
    Gunma,Japan
    College:
    Chuo University
  • Harold Vorster

    [CTB]

    Height:
    186cm
    Weight:
    92kg
    Born:
    11/10/93
    Home town:
    South Africa
    College:
    Frans du Toit High School
  • Damian de Allende

    [CTB]

    Height:
    190cm
    Weight:
    104kg
    Born:
    11/25/91
    Home town:
    South Africa
    College:
    The University of Cape Town
  • Tatsuki Tomuro

    [CTB][WTB]

    Height:
    176cm
    Weight:
    80kg
    Born:
    9/9/94
    Home town:
    Gunma,Japan
    College:
    Daito Bunka University
  • Dylan Riley

    [WTB][CTB]

    Height:
    186cm
    Weight:
    103kg
    Born:
    5/2/97
    Home town:
    Australia
    College:
    The Southport School
  • Filimoni Waqainabete

    [WTB][CTB]

    Height:
    186cm
    Weight:
    105kg
    Born:
    8/30/96
    Home town:
    Fiji
    College:
    the Burnside High School
  • Kenki Fukuoka

    [WTB]

    Height:
    175cm
    Weight:
    83kg
    Born:
    9/7/92
    Home town:
    Fukuoka,Japan
    College:
    University of Tsukuba
  • James Dargaville

    [WTB]

    Height:
    187cm
    Weight:
    94kg
    Born:
    4/25/92
    Home town:
    Australia
    College:
    Mater Maria Catholic College
  • Yoshikazu Fujita

    [WTB] [FB]

    Height:
    184cm
    Weight:
    90kg
    Born:
    9/8/93
    Home town:
    Kyoto,Japan
    College:
    Waseda University
  • Koki Takeyama

    [WTB] [FB]

    Height:
    175cm
    Weight:
    84kg
    Born:
    25/9/96
    Home town:
    Tochigi,Japan
    College:
    Teikyo University
  • Tatsuhiro Tanji

    [WTB] [FB]

    Height:
    183cm
    Weight:
    91kg
    Born:
    19/11/96
    Home town:
    -
    College:
    Keio University
  • Yasutaka Sasakura

    [FB]

    Height:
    186cm
    Weight:
    88kg
    Born:
    8/4/88
    Home town:
    Kanagawa,Japan
    College:
    Kanto Gakuin University
  • Keisuke Moriya

    [FB]

    Height:
    184cm
    Weight:
    90kg
    Born:
    3/4/94
    Home town:
    Saitama,Japan
    College:
    Teikyo University
  • Ryuji Noguchi

    [FB]

    Height:
    177cm
    Weight:
    86kg
    Born:
    7/15/95
    Home town:
    Osaka,Japan
    College:
    Tokai University

Staff

  • Counsellor
    Yukio Nakashima

  • Managing Director
    Kiyoshi Nakada

  • General manager
    Hitoshi Iijima

  • Team director
    Satoru Awaya

  • Head Coach
    Robbie Maxwell Deans

  • Coaching Coordinator
    Tomokazu Soma

  • FW Coach
    Holani Ryu Koliniasi

  • FW Coach
    Katsuhiko Aoyagi

  • Line out Coach
    You Youngnam

  • BK Coach
    Atsushi Kanazawa

  • S&C Coach
    Tatuya Watabe

  • Athletic and RTP trainer
    Koh Kaieda

  • Chief medical trainer
    Yasunari Chiba

  • Medical trainer
    Shinya Takebuta

  • Analyst and referee
    Yasuaki Sadahiro

  • Interpreter and S&C assistant
    Kein Yoshiura

  • International affairs and planning
    Yasumasa Murakami

  • Public relations, regional contribution, business contribution, sponsorship
    Kazuya Kasahara

  • Team Manager
    Jun Sakaida

  • Public relations
    Takamasa Sakai

  • Internal support staff
    Satoshi Kikuda

  • Advisor
    Mike Cron

  • Advisor
    Tony Eion Brown

  • Medical advisor
    Shigeyuki Mitsuhashi

  • Doctor
    Masanobu Takeyama

  • Doctor
    Takayuki Higashi

  • Doctor
    Takashi Osawa

  • Doctor
    Abe Akito

  • Doctor
    Mitsuhashi Syota