Yuji Matsuo

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Yuji Matsuo
Date of birth (1954-01-20) January 20, 1954 (age 60)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Fly-half
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
1974-1984  Japan 24 (73)

Yuji Matsuo (松尾 雄治 Matsuo Yūji?, born 20 January 1954) is a former Japanese rugby union player and a sports journalist. He played as a fly-half.

Matsuo was one of the greatest rugby Japanese players of all times and played for Shin-Nittetsu Kamaishi. He left competition in 1985, after seven consecutive wins.

He had 24 caps for Japan, from 1974 to 1984, scoring 3 tries, 5 conversions, 14 penalties and 3 drop goals, in an aggregate of 73 points.

After finishing his player career he became a sports journalist for the Japanese television.

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