Fullback
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
T Matsuda 33y 180d v USA Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
A Tanabe 32y 316d v Kazakhstan Bangkok 7 May 2011 Details
SC Miln 32y 73d v USA Tokyo 10 May 1998 Details
R Yamanaka 31y 120d v South Africa Tokyo 20 Oct 2019 Details
SJ Webb 29y 271d v Canada Napier 27 Sep 2011 Details
K Imaizumi 29y 267d v USA San Francisco 7 Jun 1997 Details
A Goromaru 29y 224d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
T Ueda 29y 197d v New Zealand Hamilton 16 Sep 2011 Details

Wing
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
H Onozawa 35y 64d v Fiji Lautoka 1 Jun 2013 Details
N Taumoefolau 33y 256d v Fiji Tokyo 4 Mar 1990 Details
A Yamada 33y 114d v England Twickenham 17 Nov 2018 Details
T Hirose 32y 37d v Spain Madrid 23 Nov 2013 Details
PT Tuidraki 31y 316d v Wales Osaka 10 Jun 2001 Details
KL Hesketh 31y 103d v Georgia Tbilisi 12 Nov 2016 Details
Y Sakata 31y 31d v France Bordeaux 27 Oct 1973 Details
D Ohata 31y 14d v Korea Hong Kong 25 Nov 2006 Details
K Endo 30y 320d v Canada Napier 27 Sep 2011 Details
L Lemeki Lava 30y 258d v Samoa Aichi 5 Oct 2019 Details

Centre
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
C Wing 35y 289d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
GN Konia 34y 79d v USA Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
Y Motoki 33y 296d v Ireland Tokyo 19 Jun 2005 Details
RT Nicholas 33y 25d v Samoa Tokyo 17 Jun 2012 Details
AF McCormick 32y 253d v Argentina Millennium Stadium 16 Oct 1999 Details
N Taumoefolau 32y 102d v Oxford Uni Tokyo 1 Oct 1988 Details
H Onozawa 32y 82d v Samoa Apia 19 Jun 2010 Details
RAH Parkinson 31y 335d v Ireland Tokyo 19 Jun 2005 Details
S Shimonura 31y 232d v UAE Dubai 10 May 2013 Details
E Kutsuki 31y 175d v Hong Kong Sapporo 18 Jun 1994 Details

Fly-half
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
K Hirose 32y 203d v Spain Tokyo 5 Nov 2005 Details
S Hirao 32y 130d v Ireland Bloemfontein 31 May 1995 Details
SC Miln 32y 107d v USA San Francisco 13 Jun 1998 Details
JA Arlidge 32y 47d v Canada Napier 27 Sep 2011 Details
K Sawaki 31y 227d v Korea Hong Kong 25 Nov 2006 Details
AJ Miller 31y 44d v USA Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
K Matsuo 31y 36d v Tonga Nagoya 11 Feb 1995 Details
Y Tamura 30y 284d v South Africa Tokyo 20 Oct 2019 Details
Y Matsuo 30y 281d v Korea Fukuoka 27 Oct 1984 Details
BB Robins 30y 48d v Russia Tokyo 6 Nov 2010 Details

Scrum-half
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
W Murata 37y 145d v Ireland Tokyo 19 Jun 2005 Details
F Tanaka 34y 219d v USA Suva 10 Aug 2019 Details
GTM Bachop 32y 127d v Argentina Millennium Stadium 16 Oct 1999 Details
M Ito 30y 352d v Korea Hong Kong 25 Nov 2006 Details
W Ikeda 30y 219d v Junior ABs Dunedin 24 Jun 2006 Details
Y Sonoda 30y 114d v USA Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
Y Yatomi 30y 96d v Hong Kong Hong Kong 23 May 2015 Details
M Horikoshi 30y 21d v Korea Bangkok 18 Dec 1998 Details
J Fujii 29y 276d v Korea Seoul 12 May 2012 Details
R Imazato 29y 222d v Italy Padova 21 Oct 1976 Details

Prop
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
S Nakatani 35y 30d v Fiji Vannes 26 Nov 2016 Details
T Horaguchi 33y 208d v England Sydney 30 May 1987 Details
H Yamashita 32y 306d v New Zealand Tokyo 3 Nov 2018 Details
H Hirashima 32y 184d v Canada San Jose 18 Jul 2015 Details
T Nishiura 32y 136d v Samoa Apia 5 Jul 2008 Details
N Nakamura 31y 298d v Ireland Lansdowne Road 11 Nov 2000 Details
K Oguchi 31y 270d v Korea Aomori 2 Jul 2000 Details
S Hasegawa 31y 210d v USA Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
K Hatakeyama 31y 116d v Fiji Vannes 26 Nov 2016 Details
T Soma 31y 30d v Samoa Apia 5 Jul 2008 Details

Hooker
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
S Horie 33y 272d v South Africa Tokyo 20 Oct 2019 Details
M Kunda 33y 17d v Argentina Millennium Stadium 16 Oct 1999 Details
Y Nakajima 31y 339d v Oxford Uni Tokyo 5 Oct 1952 Details
M Sakata 30y 332d v Fiji Townsville 23 Oct 2003 Details
T Fujita 30y 255d v Ireland Lansdowne Road 9 Oct 1991 Details
H Yuhara 30y 102d v Philippines Silangan 3 May 2014 Details
T Yamaoka 30y 41d v Tonga Fukuoka 4 Jun 2006 Details
Y Aoki 29y 347d v Fiji Lautoka 1 Jun 2013 Details
M Amino 29y 13d v USA Gosford 27 Oct 2003 Details
S Hasegawa 28y 64d v Tonga Tokyo 3 Jun 2000 Details

Lock
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
L Thompson 38y 187d v South Africa Tokyo 20 Oct 2019 Details
H Ono 38y 50d v Scotland Tokyo 25 Jun 2016 Details
S Ito 34y 263d v Uruguay Fukuoka 22 Aug 2015 Details
WR Gordon 34y 70d v Argentina Millennium Stadium 16 Oct 1999 Details
T Hayashi 32y 231d v Hong Kong Seoul 26 Sep 1992 Details
Y Sakuraba 32y 228d v Tonga Tokyo 8 May 1999 Details
SL Anisi 32y 82d v New Zealand Tokyo 3 Nov 2018 Details
T Akatsuka 32y 58d v Spain Tokyo 5 Nov 2005 Details
JT Ives 31y 140d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
S Makabe 31y 89d v Georgia Aichi 23 Jun 2018 Details

Flanker
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
HK Hopgood 35y 23d v Uruguay Fukuoka 22 Aug 2015 Details
G Marsh 34y 316d v Junior ABs Tokyo 24 Jun 2007 Details
Y Watanabe 33y 110d v Wales Millennium Stadium 20 Sep 2007 Details
T Kikutani 33y 69d v Korea Tokyo 4 May 2013 Details
WR Gordon 32y 318d v Canada Vancouver 21 Jun 1998 Details
WD Anglesey 32y 210d v C Taipai Tokyo 7 Jul 2002 Details
T Miuchi 32y 207d v Samoa Apia 5 Jul 2008 Details
T Ito 32y 86d v England A Tokyo 6 Jul 2003 Details
M Nishikawa 31y 190d v Russia Gloucester 24 Nov 2018 Details
GR Smith 31y 92d v Argentina Millennium Stadium 16 Oct 1999 Details

No. 8
Player Age Opposition Ground Date Match
HK Hopgood 34y 353d v Canada San Jose 18 Jul 2015 Details
RJ Thompson 34y 341d v Canada Vancouver 21 Jun 1998 Details
R Holani 33y 351d v USA Gloucester 11 Oct 2015 Details
T Kikutani 33y 272d v Spain Madrid 23 Nov 2013 Details
T Ito 33y 84d v Italy Tokyo 4 Jul 2004 Details
T Miuchi 32y 194d v Fiji Tokyo 22 Jun 2008 Details
H Taione 31y ?d v Korea Hong Kong 19 Nov 1988 Details
WR Gordon 31y 284d v Canada Tokyo 18 May 1997 Details
HF Tui 31y 240d v USA Suva 10 Aug 2019 Details
S Ito 31y 148d v Kazakhstan Almaty 28 Apr 2012 Details

Substitute (excluding unused substitute)
Player Pos Age Opposition Ground Date Match
L Thompson (L) 38y 157d v Russia Tokyo 20 Sep 2019 Details
H Ono (L) 37y 84d v Fiji Toronto 29 Jul 2015 Details
C Wing (FH) 35y 220d v Tonga Vancouver 3 Aug 2015 Details
W Murata (SH) 35y 159d v England A Tokyo 3 Jul 2003 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
G Marsh (F) 34y 301d v Australia A Townsville 9 Jun 2007 Details
S Ito (L) 34y 295d v Scotland Gloucester 23 Sep 2015 Details
F Tanaka (SH) 34y 290d v South Africa Tokyo 20 Oct 2019 Details
R Holani (F) 34y 244d v Scotland Tokyo 25 Jun 2016 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 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]