Ryuhei Arita

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Ryuhei Arita
Date of birth (1989-03-21) 21 March 1989 (age 30)
Place of birthFukuoka, Japan
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight98 kg (15 st 6 lb; 216 lb)
SchoolHigashi Fukuoka High School
UniversityWaseda University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Current team Kobelco Steelers
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2011− Coca-Cola Red Sparks 39 (20)
2016 Sunwolves 0 (0)
Correct as of 15 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014− Japan 8 (5)
Correct as of 23 December 2015

Ryuhei Arita (有田 隆平, Arita Ryūhei, born 21 March 1989 in Fukuoka) is a Japanese rugby union player who plays as a hooker.[1]

In his home country he plays for the Coca-Cola Red Sparks whom he joined in 2011.[2][3] He was also named in the first ever Sunwolves squad which will compete in Super Rugby from the 2016 season.[4] Arita is a Japanese international who debuted against Kazakhstan in 2012, but did not make the squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Ryuhei Arita ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Ryuhei Arita Coca Cola West Red Sparks Player Profile". Coca Cola West. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Ryuhei Arita itsrugby Player Statistics". itsrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Sunwolves reveal squad, Hammett to coach". Sanzar Rugby. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.