Yuya Saito

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Yuya Saito
Date of birth (1977-04-28) 28 April 1977 (age 39)
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 218 lb (99 kg; 15.6 st)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loose Forward
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2001-2004  Japan 14 ((20))

Yuya Saito (斉藤祐也) (born 28 April 1977) is a Japanese rugby union footballer. He plays as No. 8, currently for Toyota Jido Shokki. He graduated from Meiji University and used to play for Suntory Sungoliath before he went to play professional rugby in France for about one season.

He's a regular at Japan national rugby union team, having played at the 2003 Rugby World Cup finals. He played at full back (No. 15) for the first time for the Steelers versus Suntory in a game on Christmas Day 2004.

He married former Olympic gold medalist swimmer Kyoko Iwasaki.[1]


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