However Leitch, speaking last month in Tokyo, has questioned whether the right systems are in place for Japan to excel again in 2023. Japan Captain Michael Leitch speaks after huge win for Japan 01:33 Mins Sunday 13 Oct 2019 Japan’s captain, Michael Leitch (second right), celebrates after their spectacular 34-32 victory over South Africa in the 2015 World Cup. Official site of Michael Leitch of the Sunwolves, Toshiba Brave Lupus and the Japanese national rugby team. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images) video shows: michael leitch at coffee shop / leitch speaking about future of japanese rugby, super rugby and possibly becoming jrfu ceo one day / …

Michael Leitch (リーチ マイケル, Rīchi Maikeru, born 7 October 1988, né Michael Geoffrey Leitch) is a Japanese rugby union player who plays in the back row for the Sunwolves in Super Rugby and captains the Japan national team.Leitch was born in New Zealand and moved to Japan as a teenager. Born in New Zealand but a resident of Japan since he was 15, Leitch captained a multicultural squad that represented a nation often perceived, by the Japanese … Michael Leitch (left) while at Sapporo Yamanote High School H e faced an even bigger dilemma when Eddie Jones asked him to become Japan captain in …

The 2015 Rugby Union World Cup begins on September 18, 2015, at Twickenham Stadium in London. Japan captain Michael Leitch speaks during the welcoming ceremony for the Japan 2015 Rugby Union World Cup Squad in The Dome in Brighton, on September 11, 2015.