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Kenki Fukuoka (福岡 堅樹, Fukuoka Kenki, born 7 September 1992) is a Japanese rugby union player.[1] He was named in Japan's squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.[2] He was selected for Japan's 2016 Olympic sevens squad.[3] He was also included in the Japanese squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, held in Japan for the first time.[4][5][6]. Fukuoka won the man of the match award in Japan's victory against Scotland in the 2019 Rugby World Cup on 13th October 2019; a victory which saw Japan reach the tournament's knock-out stage for the first time in its history[7].

Kenki Fukuoka
Fukuoka Kenki-1.jpg
Date of birth (1992-09-07) 7 September 1992 (age 27)
Place of birthKoga, Japan
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight83 kg (13 st 1 lb; 183 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–present Panasonic Wild Knights 10 (50)
Correct as of 15 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013–present Japan 34 (105)
Correct as of 15 September 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kenki Fukuoka". ESPN. 18 September 2015. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Jones opts for versatility in naming RWC 2015 squad". Rugby World Cup. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Japan announce Olympic Sevens squads". Planetrugby.com. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Japan Training Squad for Rugby World Cup 2019". rugby-japan.jp. Japan Rugby Football Union. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Thompson set for fourth Rugby World Cup". rugbyworldcup.com. Rugby World Cup. 29 August 2019. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Hosts Japan Name Rugby World Cup Squad". www.ultimaterugby.com. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Rugby: Japan top Scotland to reach 1st World Cup quarterfinals". Mainichi Daily News. 13 October 2019. Retrieved 13 October 2019.

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