Rugby World Cup 2019: Kazuki Himeno (Japan)

  • 05/04/2019

Born: July 27, 1994 in Japan

Position: Flanker, lock 

Club: Toyota Verblitz

Height: 1.87m

Weight: 1.08kg

Caps:  12

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.