Yukio Motoki

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Yukio Motoki
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Motoki in 2013
Date of birth (1971-08-27) August 27, 1971 (age 49)
Place of birth Higashiōsaka, Osaka
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight202 lb (92 kg)
SchoolAida High School, Higashiosaka
University Meiji University
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Amateur team(s)
Aida Secondary School, Higashiosaka
Meiji University RFC
Senior career
1994-2010 [1] Kobelco Steelers ()
National team(s)
1991-2005Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 79 (45)

Yukio Motoki (元木由記雄, Motoki Yukio) (born Higashiōsaka, Osaka. August 27, 1971) is a former Japanese rugby union footballer. He played as a centre and was known for his powerful running and tackling.

He played for Meiji University and for Kobelco Steelers in the Japanese Top League.

Motoki had 79 caps representing Japan, scoring 9 tries, 45 points in aggregate, from 1991 to 2005. He was selected for four Rugby World Cup finals, in 1991, without playing, in 1995, playing in three matches, 1999, again in three matches, and 2003. He never scored in any of his World Cup presences.

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