Born: July 27, 1994 in Japan
Position: Flanker, lock
Club: Toyota Verblitz
Picked to lead Toyota Verblitz straight out of university by former Springboks coach Jake White, Kazuki Himeno is a future leader of his country.
The young flanker, who has also played lock, is one of Japan’s main ball-carriers and always seems to get over the gain-line.
He's also a mean defender and creates plenty of turnovers.