Kotaro Matsushima, that led Japan with 5 attempts at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, made his authorities debut for French Top 14 side Clermont in their 33-30 gain ruling champs Toulouse on Sunday.
The 27-year-old fullback stired his brand-new residence group in the very early mins of the season-opener at the Marcel Michelin arena with a cost that appeared Toulouse’s protective line and also progressed the round to near the 22-meter line.
Kotaro Matsushima makes his authorities debut for French Top 14 side Clermont at the Marcel Michelin arena on Sept. 6, 2020. (Kyodo)
His league debut was shortened, nonetheless, when he harmed his appropriate upper leg in the 16th min and also was compelled off the pitch.
“It had a short time on the ground today but I played well and put on a good show. The fans were cheering like crazy and it’s been a lot of fun playing here,” stated Matsushima, that contributed in aiding the Brave Blossoms get to the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for the very first time in 2015.
“I came into the match in really good form. I felt like I played perfectly until I got hurt,” he stated.
Clermont, that completed runner-up in the 2018-2019 period prior to last period was terminated after 17 rounds because of the coronavirus pandemic, will certainly play their following suit versus Bayonne on Saturday.
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