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Kotaro Matsushima

The 26-year-old-shot to prominence at the recent World Cup, scoring five tries and finishing joint second on tournament’s overal…

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Online Editors
15 Jan, 4:55

Six months after it was confirmed he would switch from Top League to Top 14, Japan winger Kotaro Matsushima has arrived in Clermon…

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
10 Jul, 13:33

It's a rare enough occurrence for a Japanese player at the top of his game to take his chances in the Top 14, but there are hopes …

Josh Raisey
Josh Raisey
28 Jan, 12:56

Camille Lopez converted Kotaro Matsushima’s try with the game’s last kick as Clermont dramatically beat Wasps to reach the qua…

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PA
03 Apr, 10:54

Kotaro Matsushima was injured on his Top 14 debut but the Japan star's third appearance last Saturday showed what he can do for Cl…

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Online Editors
27 Oct, 6:09

Japan went back to the top of Pool A but they had to wait until injury time before Kotaro Matsushima secured the valuable bonus po…

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Online Editors
05 Oct, 9:12

The second row was tipped to replace the injured Alun Wyn Jones with the Lions.

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01 Jul, 14:33

Former British and Irish Lions back row Stephen Ferris believes that Scotland winger Duhan van der Merwe has plenty to prove after…

Ian Cameron
Ian Cameron
01 Jul, 8:42

There are plenty of familiar faces from the 2019 World Cup in the Japan team that will face the Lions this Saturday in Edinburgh.

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
24 Jun, 10:53

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named a raft of 2019 World Cup heroes in his 36-man squad to face the British and Irish Lions in…

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
24 May, 1:24

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named his first squad since the 2019 World Cup ahead of the nation's historic clash with the Bri…

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
13 Apr, 21:58

Clermont pulled off a last-gasp Champions Cup escape at Wasps last Saturday that has left The Rugby Pod up in arms on their latest…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
07 Apr, 8:39

French heavyweights Clermont floored Lee Blackett and Wasps with the final play of a pulsating clash to win 27-25 at the Ricoh Are…

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PA
03 Apr, 11:09

Here are the player ratings after Wasps looked to have done enough for a Champions Cup win over Clermont before suffering a late a…

Liam Heagney
Liam Heagney
03 Apr, 10:05

It's been a frustrating twelve weeks in between match starts for Paolo Odogwu who was in the form of his life at Wasps before Engl…

Sam Smith
Sam Smith
02 Apr, 8:52

Former Blues and Highlanders wing Tevita Li has his eyes set on playing at a World Cup for his adopted nation.

Alex McLeod
Alex McLeod
18 Feb, 23:34
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