22 Nov 2012

Another Japanese player joins Super Rugby

11:47 am on 22 November 2012

The Japanese hooker Shota Horie will join the Melbourne Rebels next season, making him the second player from his country to move to Super Rugby.

Horie, who played for Japan at last year's World Cup, is poised to join Panasonic Wild Knights team-mate Fumiaki Tanaka in the southern hemisphere's premier competition.

Both Horie and halfback Tanaka, who has signed for the Highlanders, played for Otago in the ITM Cup this year.