Itaru Taniguchi

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Itaru Taniguchi (谷口到, Taniguchi Itaru) (born 1 October 1984 in Ibaraki, Japan) is a Japanese rugby union player. Taniguchi has played ten international matches for the Japan national rugby union team.[1]

Taniguchi was a member of the Japan team at the 2011 Rugby World Cup where he played three matches for the Brave Blossoms.[2]

Taniguchi currently plays for Top League team Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers.[3]


  1. ^ "Itaru Taniguchi - Japan". ESPNscrum. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "RWC 2011 - Japan - Itaru Taniguchi". RWC 2011. International Rugby Board. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Member profile 谷口 到 (タニグチ イタル)" (in Japanese). Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers. Retrieved 12 November 2013.