Takuma Asahara (浅原拓真, Asahara Takuma, born 7 September 1987) is a Japanese international rugby union player who plays in the prop position.[1] He currently plays for the Sunwolves in Super Rugby and the Toshiba Brave Lupus in Japan's domestic Top League.[2][3][4]

Takuma Asahara
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Date of birth (1987-09-07) 7 September 1987 (age 32)
Place of birthYamanashi, Japan
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight113 kg (17 st 11 lb; 249 lb)
SchoolKofu Kogyo High School
UniversityHosei University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Tighthead Prop
Current team Sunwolves / Toshiba Brave Lupus
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2010–present Toshiba Brave Lupus 86 (45)
2016–present Sunwolves 14 (0)
Correct as of 15 January 2017
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2013 Japan 12 (10)
Correct as of 23 August 2018

Early / Provincial CareerEdit

Born and raised in Yamanashi, Asahara played rugby all the way through school and university. He signed up with the Toshiba Brave Lupus in 2010 and has been a regular with them ever since.[2][4]

Super Rugby CareerEdit

Asahara was selected as a member of the first ever Sunwolves squad ahead of the 2016 Super Rugby season. He played 14 matches in their debut campaign.[2][5]

InternationalEdit

Asahara played 5 matches for Japan in 2013, making his debut for the Brave Blossoms on 20 April in a match against the Philippines. He hasn't played for his country since June 2013.[1]

Super Rugby StatisticsEdit

As of 18 August 2016[5]
Season Team Games Starts Sub Mins Tries Cons Pens Drops Points Yel Red
2016 Sunwolves 14 5 9 518 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 14 5 9 518 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Takuma Asahara ESPN Scrum Player Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Takuma Asahara Sunwolves Player Profile". Super Japan Rugby. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Takuma Asahara Top League Player Profile" (in Japanese). Top League. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Takuma Asahara Toshiba Brave Lupus Player Profile" (in Japanese). Toshiba. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Takuma Asahara itsrugby Player Statistics". itsrugby. Retrieved 18 August 2016.