Koo Ji-won

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Koo Ji-won
Date of birth (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 25)
Place of birthSouth Korea
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight122 kg (19 st 3 lb; 269 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Current team Sunwolves / Honda Heat
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017–present Honda Heat 0 (0)
2017–present Sunwolves 14 (0)
Correct as of 5 December 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017–present Japan 8 (0)
Correct as of 15 September 2019
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGu Jiwon
McCune–ReischauerKu Chiwon

Koo Ji-won (born 20 July 1994) is a South Korean-born, Japanese rugby union player who plays as a prop.[1] He currently plays for the Sunwolves[2] in Super Rugby and Honda Heat in Japan's domestic Top League, and the Japanese national team.[3][4]


After only two Super Rugby appearances for the Sunwolves, which included one start, Koo received his first call-up to his adopted country, Japan's senior squad ahead of the 2017 end-of-year rugby union internationals.[5]


  1. ^ "Ji-won Koo ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Koo Jiwon". www.ultimaterugby.com. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Koo Ji-won itsrugby Profile". itsrugby. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Koo Ji-Won". Japan Rugby Club. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Tighthead prop Koo Ji-won set to earn first cap for Japan against Tonga". The Japan Times Online. 17 November 2017. ISSN 0447-5763. Retrieved 5 December 2017.