Fullback
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
A Goromaru 2005-2015 51 701 16 162 99 0 36 15 0 70.58
T Matsuda 1992-2003 38 60 12 0 0 0 20 18 0 52.63
N Ueyama 1973-1978 19 95 4 14 16 1 4 15 0 21.05
G Tachikawa 1999-2011 16 30 6 0 0 0 10 6 0 62.50
N Tanifuji 1979-1985 14 8 2 0 0 0 4 10 0 28.57
S Mantani 1968-1972 13 15 2 3 1 0 6 6 1 50.00
S Mukai 1985-1988 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 1 12.50
KM Matsushima 2016-2018 11 30 6 0 0 0 4 6 1 40.90
SJ Webb 2008-2011 11 30 5 1 1 0 4 6 1 40.90

Wing
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
H Onozawa 2003-2013 63 215 43 0 0 0 32 29 2 52.38
T Masuho 1991-2001 46 142 28 1 1 0 20 26 0 43.47
D Ohata 1996-2006 46 310 62 0 0 0 22 24 0 47.82
K Endo 2006-2011 38 90 18 0 0 0 18 18 2 50.00
K Fukuoka 2013-2019 31 90 18 0 0 0 16 14 1 53.22
Y Yoshida 1988-1996 30 97 19 7 1 0 11 19 0 36.66
A Yamada 2013-2018 24 95 19 0 0 0 17 7 0 70.83
Y Fujita 2012-2015 20 120 24 0 0 0 17 3 0 85.00
T Hirose 2012-2013 18 45 9 0 0 0 13 5 0 72.22

Centre
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
Y Motoki 1991-2005 72 45 9 0 0 0 30 42 0 41.66
RT Nicholas 2008-2012 37 193 9 53 14 0 22 14 1 60.81
H Tatekawa 2012-2018 30 36 6 3 0 0 17 12 1 58.33
E Kutsuki 1986-1994 29 39 9 0 1 0 10 18 1 36.20
K Taira 2007-2011 27 55 11 0 0 0 14 13 0 51.85
M Sa'u 2013-2015 26 40 8 0 0 0 19 7 0 73.07
AF McCormick 1996-1999 25 15 3 0 0 0 13 12 0 52.00
S Hirao 1982-1991 24 11 0 4 1 0 6 17 1 27.08
Y Imamura 2006-2011 23 45 9 0 0 0 11 11 1 50.00
H Nanba 2000-2003 23 30 6 0 0 0 8 15 0 34.78

Fly-half
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
K Hirose 1994-2005 34 410 4 75 78 2 15 19 0 44.11
Y Tamura 2013-2019 31 235 0 50 45 0 17 13 1 56.45
JA Arlidge 2007-2011 23 265 7 70 28 2 12 10 1 54.34
Y Matsuo 1976-1984 23 73 3 5 14 3 7 15 1 32.60
K Ono 2007-2015 23 36 5 1 2 1 16 7 0 69.56
K Matsuo 1986-1995 22 58 3 5 10 2 8 13 1 38.63
H Tatekawa 2012-2015 20 13 1 1 2 0 14 6 0 70.00
SJ Webb 2008-2011 15 140 9 40 5 0 12 3 0 80.00
K Iwabuchi 1997-2002 14 40 5 3 1 2 3 11 0 21.42
T Fujimoto-Kamohara 1967-1973 13 10 3 0 0 0 4 8 1 34.61

Scrum-half
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
F Tanaka 2008-2019 60 40 8 0 0 0 36 23 1 60.83
W Murata 1991-2005 33 79 4 13 11 0 11 22 0 33.33
M Horikoshi 1988-1998 26 21 5 0 0 0 9 17 0 34.61
A Hiwasa 2011-2015 25 0 0 0 0 0 18 7 0 72.00
R Imazato 1969-1976 24 0 0 0 0 0 6 17 1 27.08
Y Konishi 1980-1987 23 28 7 0 0 0 6 16 1 28.26
T Yoshida 2007-2011 18 5 1 0 0 0 9 8 1 52.77
Y Nagare 2017-2019 13 5 1 0 0 0 9 3 1 73.07
Y Sonoda 2000-2003 13 10 2 0 0 0 5 8 0 38.46

Prop
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
K Hatakeyama 2008-2016 57 45 9 0 0 0 38 19 0 66.66
S Hasegawa 1998-2003 30 5 1 0 0 0 11 19 0 36.66
R Yamamura 2002-2007 29 5 1 0 0 0 11 17 1 39.65
K Inagaki 2015-2019 28 5 1 0 0 0 14 13 1 51.78
H Hirashima 2008-2015 27 0 0 0 0 0 18 8 1 68.51
M Mikami 2013-2015 27 5 1 0 0 0 21 6 0 77.77
O Ota 1986-1995 27 5 1 0 0 0 10 16 1 38.88
T Horaguchi 1979-1987 24 0 0 0 0 0 5 18 1 22.91
M Toyoyoma 2000-2003 21 15 3 0 0 0 6 15 0 28.57
H Yamashita 2009-2018 21 0 0 0 0 0 13 8 0 61.90

Hooker
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
S Horie 2009-2019 59 40 8 0 0 0 37 20 2 64.40
M Kunda 1990-1999 45 5 1 0 0 0 20 25 0 44.44
T Fujita 1980-1991 32 16 4 0 0 0 7 24 1 23.43
Y Matsubara 2004-2007 20 10 2 0 0 0 7 11 2 40.00
M Sakata 1996-2003 20 20 4 0 0 0 7 13 0 35.00
Y Aoki 2008-2013 19 5 1 0 0 0 10 9 0 52.63
T Kizu 2011-2016 18 50 10 0 0 0 12 6 0 66.66
M Atokawa 1968-1973 11 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 1 50.00
A Sakate 2016-2019 10 15 3 0 0 0 7 3 0 70.00

Lock
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
H Ono 2004-2016 77 65 13 0 0 0 50 26 1 65.58
L Thompson 2007-2019 58 35 7 0 0 0 34 22 2 60.34
Y Sakuraba 1986-1999 36 5 1 0 0 0 15 21 0 41.66
T Hayashi 1980-1992 34 12 3 0 0 0 10 23 1 30.88
T Kitagawa 2005-2011 34 10 2 0 0 0 19 14 1 57.35
A Oyagi 1983-1991 30 12 3 0 0 0 6 23 1 21.66
H Tanuma 1996-2003 30 10 2 0 0 0 13 17 0 43.33
H Ogasawara 1968-1976 22 0 0 0 0 0 6 15 1 29.54
T Terai 1969-1976 21 0 0 0 0 0 7 13 1 35.71
S Makabe 2012-2018 20 15 3 0 0 0 14 5 1 72.50

Flanker
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
MG Leitch 2008-2019 59 85 17 0 0 0 38 19 2 66.10
H Kajihara 1989-1997 31 28 6 0 0 0 12 19 0 38.70
T Kikutani 2005-2013 28 85 17 0 0 0 19 9 0 67.85
T Ishizuka 1974-1982 27 8 2 0 0 0 10 16 1 38.88
Y Izawa 1968-1976 24 8 2 0 0 0 7 16 1 31.25
MJ Broadhurst 2013-2015 23 35 7 0 0 0 15 8 0 65.21
HATW Makiri 2005-2008 21 20 4 0 0 0 6 14 1 30.95
HF Tui 2012-2016 21 35 7 0 0 0 13 8 0 61.90
Y Watanabe 1998-2007 20 40 8 0 0 0 11 9 0 55.00
T Miuchi 2002-2008 19 10 2 0 0 0 7 12 0 36.84

No. 8
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
R Holani 2008-2015 37 105 21 0 0 0 27 10 0 72.97
T Kikutani 2006-2013 29 65 13 0 0 0 18 10 1 63.79
T Miuchi 2004-2008 28 20 4 0 0 0 12 15 1 44.64
T Ito 1996-2004 27 15 3 0 0 0 8 18 1 31.48
ST Latu 1987-1995 24 8 2 0 0 0 5 19 0 20.83
LA Mafi 2014-2019 21 30 6 0 0 0 9 11 1 45.23
M Chida 1983-1987 15 12 3 0 0 0 2 12 1 16.66
I Kobayashi 1975-1979 15 4 1 0 0 0 1 14 0 6.66
Y Saito 2001-2003 12 20 4 0 0 0 7 5 0 58.33
K Sejimo 1980-1982 12 4 1 0 0 0 5 6 1 45.83

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Span Mat Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
H Yamashita 2009-2018 30 0 0 0 0 0 23 7 0 76.66
A Hiwasa 2011-2015 26 5 1 0 0 0 16 9 1 63.46
T Kizu 2009-2016 26 15 3 0 0 0 20 6 0 76.92
T Ito 1998-2005 23 0 0 0 0 0 11 12 0 47.82
K Hatakeyama 2009-2015 21 5 1 0 0 0 12 8 1 59.52
H Ono 2004-2015 20 0 0 0 0 0 10 8 2 55.00
R Matsuda 2016-2019 19 12 0 6 0 0 11 8 0 57.89
S Ito 2012-2015 18 5 1 0 0 0 12 6 0 66.66
S Makabe 2009-2015 17 5 1 0 0 0 15 2 0 88.23
HF Tui 2013-2019 16 15 3 0 0 0 12 4 0 75.00

Only includes matches where the player starts in the respective position, and excludes matches as a substitute

Records include the following current or recent matches:
Japan v South Africa at Tokyo, Rugby World Cup Quarter final, Oct 20, 2019 [3-26 FT]
Japan v Scotland at Yokohama, Rugby World Cup, Oct 13, 2019 [28-21 FT]
Japan v Samoa at Aichi, Rugby World Cup, Oct 5, 2019 [38-19 FT]