Tsuyoshi Fujita

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Tsuyoshi Fujita
Date of birth (1961-01-27) January 27, 1961 (age 57)
Place of birthOsaka Prefecture, Japan
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight198 lb (90 kg)
SchoolOsaka Institute of Technology
UniversityMeiji University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
????-1979
1979-1980
Osaka Institute of Technology
Meiji University RFC
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Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1980-1988
1988-1991
Nisshin Steel
IBM Japan
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National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1980–1991  Japan 32 (16)
Teams coached
Years Team
199?-1999
2000-2003
2003-2014
2014-
IBM Big Blue
Kubota Spears
Meiji University
Nihon University

Tsuyoshi Fujita (藤田剛, Fujita Tsuyoshi), (born Osaka Prefecture, January 27, 1961) is a former Japanese rugby union player. He played as hooker.

Career[edit]

He started his career playing for the Osaka Institute of Technology and then, for Meiji University.[1] In 1979, Fujita grabbed a regular position in his university years, contributing to the victory in the National University Championship of the same year. In the 1982 season, he served as captain for the Meiji University team. In 1980, he debuted for Japan in a test match against Netherlands at Hilversum, on October 4, 1980. Afterwards, he served as hooker for the Japan national rugby union team for many years, and played in the 1987 and 1991 Rugby World Cups consecutively. In the 1987 Rugby World Cup, Fujita played all the three pool games. After graduating from Meiji University, he played for Nisshin Steel, but then, moved for IBM Japan, which he also coached. After retiring as player, he coached several teams such as IBM Big Blue, Kubota Spears,[2] Meiji University[3] and Nihon University RFC.[4]

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References[edit]

  • "The World Rugby" (Nobuhiko OtomoShinchōshaISBN 4104627011), page 44
  • "Rugby Waseda vs Meiji 80 years" (BASEBALL MAGAZINE SHA Co.ISBN 4583613016

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