The Sakata

A vintage reproduction of the classic 1968 international Japan rugby shirt

Made from 100% cotton, this Yoshihiro Sakata jersey is a study of the original worn by the legendary Japanese winger.

Its highly woven cloth delivers supreme quality with a contrast twill collar and featuring nape embroidery commemorating the player’s signature characteristics.

Incorporating the Sakura cherry blossom emblem on the chest with unparalleled detail, we deliver an authentic vintage jersey that is tailored for a contemporary audience.

100% British made in our manufacturing facility here in the Midlands, with yarn spun in the same building.

Limited Edition range with only 250 jerseys available!

Clear

£155.00

Yoshihiro Sakata

‘DIMINUTIVE ‘DEMI’’

Kyoto-born Yoshihiro Sakata attended Rakuhoku High School and later Doshika university. Here, he became known for a unique wing-play style of incisive and deceptive running, resulting in a reputation as an instinctive finisher.

Having graduated, he then found work at The Kinki Railway Corporation and joined the Kintetsu liners with whom he won successive domestic championships in 1967 and 1968.

Sakata was the first Japanese player to be inducted into the International Rugby Board Hall of Fame in 2012.

Size guide

SizeChestWaistHips
Small91.44 - 96.5273.66 - 78.7492.71 - 97.79
Medium96.52 - 101.678.74 - 83.8297.79 - 102.87
Large101.6 - 106.6883.82 - 91.44102.87 - 110.49
XL106.68 - 114.391.44 - 101.6110.49 - 120.65
XXL114.3 - 121.92101.6 - 111.76120.65 - 130.81
SizeChestWaistHips
Small36 - 3829 - 3136.5 - 38.5
Medium38 - 4031 - 3338.5 - 40.5
Large40 - 4233 - 3640.5 - 43.5
XL42 - 4536 - 4043.5 - 47.5
XXL45 - 4840 - 4447.5 - 51.5