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Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
H Onozawa 35y 42d v UAE Dubai 10 May 2013 Details
G Tachikawa 34y 219d v Samoa Tokyo 2 Jul 2011 Details
A Tanabe 32y 316d v Kazakhstan Bangkok 7 May 2011 Details
SJ Webb 29y 271d v Canada Napier 27 Sep 2011 Details
A Goromaru 29y 224d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
T Ueda 29y 197d v New Zealand Hamilton 16 Sep 2011 Details
G Aruga 27y 252d v Fiji Lautoka 13 Jul 2011 Details
K Matsushita 26y 215d v Tonga Apia 26 Jun 2010 Details
Y Fujita 21y 289d v USA Sacramento 24 Jul 2015 Details

Wing
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
H Onozawa 35y 64d v Fiji Lautoka 1 Jun 2013 Details
T Hirose 32y 37d v Spain Madrid 23 Nov 2013 Details
K Endo 30y 320d v Canada Napier 27 Sep 2011 Details
A Yamada 30y 69d v Samoa Milton Keynes 3 Oct 2015 Details
KL Hesketh 30y 21d v Uruguay Fukuoka 22 Aug 2015 Details
A Tupuailei 29y 95d v Kazakhstan Bangkok 7 May 2011 Details
T Ueda 29y 65d v Kazakhstan Bangkok 7 May 2011 Details
Y Imamura 28y 213d v Fiji Lautoka 1 Jun 2013 Details
H Tui 27y 266d v Georgia Gloucester 5 Sep 2015 Details
T Usuzuki 25y 353d v New Zealand Hamilton 16 Sep 2011 Details

Centre
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
C Wing 35y 289d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
TR Nicholas 33y 25d v Samoa Tokyo 17 Jun 2012 Details
H Onozawa 32y 82d v Samoa Apia 19 Jun 2010 Details
S Shimonura 31y 232d v UAE Dubai 10 May 2013 Details
T Senba 30y 22d v Georgia Tbilisi 17 Nov 2012 Details
KL Hesketh 29y 281d v Korea Fukuoka 9 May 2015 Details
A Tupuailei 29y 238d v Canada Napier 27 Sep 2011 Details
T Ueda 29y 71d v UAE Dubai 13 May 2011 Details
Y Hayashi 29y 14d v Sri Lanka Nagoya 10 May 2014 Details
R Kanazawa 28y 299d v Arabian Gulf Tokyo 8 May 2010 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
JA Arlidge 32y 47d v Canada Napier 27 Sep 2011 Details
BB Robins 30y 48d v Russia Tokyo 6 Nov 2010 Details
SJ Webb 29y 184d v Samoa Tokyo 2 Jul 2011 Details
MC Williams 29y 81d v New Zealand Hamilton 16 Sep 2011 Details
K Ono 28y 177d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
Y Tamura 25y 318d v Georgia Tbilisi 23 Nov 2014 Details
H Tatekawa 25y 295d v Scotland Gloucester 23 Sep 2015 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
F Tanaka 30y 281d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
J Fujii 29y 276d v Korea Seoul 12 May 2012 Details
T Yoshida 29y 180d v USA Tokyo 21 Aug 2011 Details
A Hiwasa 28y 92d v Uruguay Fukuoka 22 Aug 2015 Details
K Wada 25y 206d v Russia Tokyo 6 Nov 2010 Details
K Uchida 23y 152d v USA Sacramento 24 Jul 2015 Details

Prop
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
H Hirashima 32y 184d v Canada San Jose 18 Jul 2015 Details
K Hatakeyama 30y 62d v Samoa Milton Keynes 3 Oct 2015 Details
H Yamashita 29y 283d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
Y Nagae 27y 335d v Canada Nagoya 19 Jun 2013 Details
M Mikami 27y 107d v South Africa Brighton 19 Sep 2015 Details
N Fujita 26y 360d v Canada Napier 27 Sep 2011 Details
N Kawamata 25y 320d v New Zealand Hamilton 16 Sep 2011 Details
T Asahara 25y 239d v Korea Tokyo 4 May 2013 Details
K Inagaki 25y 131d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
H Tsuboi 23y 45d v UAE Fukuoka 5 May 2012 Details

Hooker
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
H Yuhara 30y 102d v Philippines Silangan 3 May 2014 Details
Y Aoki 29y 347d v Fiji Lautoka 1 Jun 2013 Details
S Horie 29y 263d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
T Kizu 27y 9d v USA Sacramento 24 Jul 2015 Details
R Arita 23y 52d v Korea Seoul 12 May 2012 Details

Lock
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
H Ono 37y 150d v Samoa Milton Keynes 3 Oct 2015 Details
S Ito 34y 263d v Uruguay Fukuoka 22 Aug 2015 Details
L Thompson 34y 178d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
J Ives 31y 140d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
T Kitagawa 30y 232d v Canada Napier 27 Sep 2011 Details
S Makabe 27y 234d v Romania Bucharest 15 Nov 2014 Details
MJ Broadhurst 26y 214d v Fiji Lautoka 1 Jun 2013 Details
K Usami 23y 53d v Korea Fukuoka 9 May 2015 Details

Flanker
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
HK Hopgood 35y 23d v Uruguay Fukuoka 22 Aug 2015 Details
T Kikutani 33y 69d v Korea Tokyo 4 May 2013 Details
J Ives 31y 61d v USA Sacramento 24 Jul 2015 Details
Y Mochizuki 30y 301d v Samoa Tokyo 17 Jun 2012 Details
T Taufa 30y 225d v Sri Lanka Colombo 21 May 2011 Details
MJ Broadhurst 28y 346d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
T Sasaki 28y 224d v Tonga Tokyo 10 Jun 2012 Details
ST Vatuvei 28y 197d v Canada Napier 27 Sep 2011 Details
M Leitch 27y 4d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
I Taniguchi 26y 355d v Tonga Whangarei 21 Sep 2011 Details

No. 8
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
HK Hopgood 34y 353d v Canada San Jose 18 Jul 2015 Details
R Holani 33y 351d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
T Kikutani 33y 272d v Spain Madrid 23 Nov 2013 Details
S Ito 31y 148d v Kazakhstan Almaty 28 Apr 2012 Details
T Sasaki 28y 188d v UAE Fukuoka 5 May 2012 Details
H Tui 27y 280d v South Africa Brighton 19 Sep 2015 Details
I Taniguchi 26y 232d v Sri Lanka Colombo 21 May 2011 Details
LA Mafi 25y 255d v Scotland Gloucester 23 Sep 2015 Details
M Toyota 24y 0d v Kazakhstan Tokyo 15 May 2010 Details
M Leitch 23y 242d v Fiji Nagoya 5 Jun 2012 Details

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Pos Age Opposition Ground Date Match
H Ono (L) 37y 84d v Fiji Toronto 29 Jul 2015 Details
C Wing (FH) 35y 220d v Tonga Vancouver 3 Aug 2015 Details
H Onozawa (W) 35y 71d v Wales Osaka 8 Jun 2013 Details
HK Hopgood (R) 35y 30d v Uruguay Tokyo 29 Aug 2015 Details
S Ito (L) 34y 295d v Scotland Gloucester 23 Sep 2015 Details
G Tachikawa (FB) 34y 169d v UAE Dubai 13 May 2011 Details
L Thompson (L) 34y 128d v Uruguay Fukuoka 22 Aug 2015 Details
T Kikutani (N8) 34y 82d v Korea Incheon 17 May 2014 Details
T Hirose (C) 33y 309d v Uruguay Fukuoka 22 Aug 2015 Details
TR Nicholas (C) 33y 13d v Fiji Nagoya 5 Jun 2012 Details

Only the player's most recent appearance in that position listed; 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 United States of America at Gloucester, Rugby World Cup, Oct 11, 2015 [28-18 FT]
Japan v Samoa at Milton Keynes, Rugby World Cup, Oct 3, 2015 [26-5 FT]
Japan v Scotland at Gloucester, Rugby World Cup, Sep 23, 2015 [10-45 FT]