Tatsuya Maeda (rugby player)

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Tatsuya Maeda
Date of birth (1968-09-23)23 September 1968
Place of birth Osaka, Japan
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
School Shimamoto High School
University Kyoto Sangyo University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback, Center, Fly-half
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Shimamoto High School
Sangyo University RFC
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1990-1995 NTT Kansai ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1991-1995  Japan 4 (26)

Tatsuya Maeda (前田達也, Maeda Tastuya) (born Osaka, 23 September 1968) is a former Japanese rugby union player who played as a fullback, as well as center and fly-half.


Maeda attended Shimamoto High School and Kyoto Sangyo University, for whose club he played during the All-Japan Rugby University Championship[2]. After graduating from Kyoto Sangyo University, he joined NTT Kansai Rugby Football Club[3][4] . He also played for Japan, with his first cap being during the match against USA, at Chicago, on 4 May 1991. In the same year, Maeda was called up for the second edition of the Rugby World Cup, although he did not play any match in the tournament. Maeda was last capped for Japan during a match against Tonga, at Nagoya, on 11 February 1995.


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