Nathan Hirayama

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Nathan Hirayama
Nathan Hirayama 2015 RWC.jpg
Hirayama at the 2015 Rugby World Cup
Date of birth (1988-03-23) March 23, 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Richmond, British Columbia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb)
School Hugh McRoberts Secondary
University University of Victoria
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half / Fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Canada U20
National team(s)
Years Team Comps

Nathan Hirayama (born March 23, 1988) is a Canadian rugby union player who plays at fly-half as well as can provide cover at fullback. Hirayama currently plays for the University of Victoria in the British Columbia Premiership and for the BC Bears in the Canadian Rugby Championship.

He made his debut for the Canadian sevens team in the 2006 Dubai Sevens in the IRB Series at 18. Two years later he debuted for the Canadian national men's team against Portugal in Lisbon.

Hirayama was selected for the Canadian national team to attend the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups although he did not play any games in 2007.

He was selected for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens in Russia helping Canada to win the Plate competition and finishing as the tournament's top scorer with 49 points.


Hirayama's father, Gary Hirayama, also represented Canada in both codes of the game in the eighties winning 12 caps as fly half for the national team,[1] and was also part of Canada's first sevens team to travel to Hong Kong.[2] Together they are the first-ever rugby-playing father/son duo for Canada.


  1. ^ "GARRY HIRAYAMA Canada". Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Profile: Nathan Hirayama". Retrieved 19 September 2015. 

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