Shuhei Matsuhashi

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Shuhei Matsuhashi
Date of birth (1993-11-24) 24 November 1993 (age 25)
Place of birthNagano, Japan
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight99 kg (15 st 8 lb; 218 lb)
SchoolIchiritsufunabashi High School
UniversityMeiji University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loose Forward
Current team Sunwolves / Ricoh Black Rams
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–present Ricoh Black Rams 15 (50)
2017–present Sunwolves 0 (0)
Correct as of 15 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–present Japan 8 (5)
Correct as of 27 June 2017

Shuhei Matsuhashi (松橋周平, Matsuhashi Shuhei, born 24 November 1993) is a Japanese international rugby union player who plays as a loose forward.[1] He currently plays for the Sunwolves in Super Rugby and the Ricoh Black Rams in Japan's domestic Top League.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

After graduating from university, Matsuhashi signed for the Ricoh Black Rams and debuted for them at the beginning of the 2016-17 Top League season.[4]

International[edit]

After 8 tries in his first 9 Top League appearances, Matsuhashi received his first call-up to Japan's senior squad ahead of the 2016 end-of-year rugby union internationals. He debuted as a second-half replacement in new head coach, Jamie Joseph's first game, a 54-20 loss at home to Argentina.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Shuhei Matsuhashi ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Shuhei Matsuhashi Top League Player Profile" (in Japanese). Top League. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Shuhei Matsuhashi Ricoh Black Rams Player Profile" (in Japanese). Ricoh. Retrieved 8 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Shuhei Matsuhashi itsrugby Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 8 November 2016.