Ko Izawa

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Ko Izawa
Date of birth (1970-07-16) July 16, 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Kanagawa, Japan
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight248 lb (112 kg)
SchoolSagamidai Technical High School, Sagamihara
University Daito Bunka University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)

Sagamidai Technical High School
Daito Bunka University
Senior career
Ricoh [1]
Tokyo Gas
National team(s)
1995-1998 Japan 17 (30)

Ko Izawa (井沢航, Izawa Kō), known also as Kozo Nakamura (中村航三, Nakamura Kōzō) [2] [3] (born Kanagawa, 16 July 1970) is a former Japanese rugby union player who played as a flanker.



Originally from Kanagawa, Izawa was educated at Daito Bunka University, where he played between 1991 and 1995. Izawa also played for Ricoh, Tokyo Gas and Sanyo in the Japan Company Rugby Championship. Izawa was first called up for Japan by the then-head coach Osamu Koyabu in 1995, [4] playing his first match against Tonga, in Nagoya, on 11 February 1995. He was also part of the 1995 Rugby World Cup squad, where he played two matches. His last cap was against Korea, in Bangkok, on 18 December 1998.


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