Yukio Motoki

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Yukio Motoki
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Motoki in 2013
Date of birth (1971-08-27) August 27, 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Higashiōsaka, Osaka
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1991-2005  Japan 79 ((45))

Yukio Motoki (元木由記雄 Motoki Yukio?) (born Higashiōsaka, Osaka. August 27, 1971) is a former Japanese rugby union footballer. He played as a centre and was known for his powerful running and tackling.

He played for Meiji University and for Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers in the Japanese Top League.

Motoki had 79 caps representing Japan, scoring 9 tries, 45 points in aggregate, from 1991 to 2005. He was selected for four Rugby World Cup finals, in 1991, without playing, in 1995, playing in three matches, 1999, again in three matches, and 2003. He never scored in any of his World Cup presences.

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