Honda Heat

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Honda Heat
Full name Honda Heat Rugby Football Club
Union Japan Rugby Football Union
Founded 1960
Location Suzuka, Mie, Japan
Ground(s) Honda Active Land and Suzuka Sports Garden
Chairman Takanobu Ito
Coach(es) John Sherratt
League(s) Top West A
1st kit
2nd kit

Honda Heat is a Japanese rugby union team based in Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture, Japan. The owner of the club is Honda Motor. (Suzuka is known for the Suzuka Circuit and the presence of car companies.)

They play in the Top League, the top tier of the Japan's rugby union hierarchy.

In 2011–12, Honda Heat were relegated to regional events for 2012–13. Winning 2 and drawing 1 of their 13 games in the regular season.

2012–13 Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Takashi Tanaka (c) Hooker Japan Japan
Hidetoshi Amano Hooker Japan Japan
Itsuki Watanabe Hooker Japan Japan
Kohei Ohashi Prop Japan Japan
Nozomu Fujita Prop Japan Japan
Tomohiro Nishigaki Prop Japan Japan
Masahiro Oda Prop Japan Japan
Kamata Shu Prop Japan Japan
Takahiro Ito Lock Japan Japan
Atsushi Tsukamoto Lock Japan Japan
Yuutarou Kamada Lock Japan Japan
Hayden Triggs Lock New Zealand New Zealand
Shunya Goto Lock Japan Japan
Manabu Kawazoe Flanker Japan Japan
Tadashi Kitagawa Flanker Japan Japan
Naoto Yamane Flanker Japan Japan
Koji Nakata Flanker Japan Japan
Toshitaka Mitsuyasu Number 8 Japan Japan
Rodney So'oialo Number 8 New Zealand New Zealand
Takau Tariforau Number 8 Tonga Tonga
Player Position Union
Akihiro Yoshimura Scrum-half Japan Japan
Yang Young Hun Scrum-half South Korea Korea
Nobutaka Ubukata Scrum-half Japan Japan
Kenta Yamaji Scrum-half Japan Japan
Daisuke Konishi Fly-half Japan Japan
Takahiro Furuya Fly-half Japan Japan
Yushi Nakamura Fly-half Japan Japan
Tapuosi Pongi Centre Tonga Tonga
Takahito Takemaru Centre Japan Japan
Tomoyuki Hamashima Centre Japan Japan
Kaito Morikawa Centre Japan Japan
Tyrone Smith Centre Australia Australia
Hiroto Nakata Centre Japan Japan
Bryce Robins Centre Japan Japan
Masahiko Kimura Wing Japan Japan
Shun Maeda Wing Japan Japan
Yuuki Suematsu Wing Japan Japan
Tetsurou Kamata Wing Japan Japan
Kousuke Kawade Wing Japan Japan
Yuki Tanaguchi Wing Japan Japan
Masakazu Shima Fullback Japan Japan
Ryo Morita Fullback Japan Japan


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