Brumbies sign 'Japan's best'
Harumichi Tatekawa (Getty Images)
Cape Town - The Brumbies have secured the services of Japanese utility back Harumichi Tatekawa for the upcoming Super Rugby season.
The 24-year-old, who can play at flyhalf or centre, will move to Canberra once his Kubota Spears team completed their league campaign, the Kyodo News Agency reports.
Spears coach and former Wallaby, Toutai Kefu, described Tatekawa (capped 20 times for the national side) as 'the best Japanese player' he's seen.
At 1.81m tall and 94kg, Tatekawa is a backline power player in the Japanese competition.
Tatekawa will join Fumiaki Tanaka (Highlanders) and Shota Horie (Melbourne Rebels) as the third Japanese player playing Super Rugby.