Super Rugby
Force bring in Japan flyer Yamada
ESPN Staff
December 18, 2014
Japan winger Akihito Yamada, Gloucester v Japan, Kingsholm, November 12, 2013
Akihito Yamada is now a Western Force player © Getty Images

The Western Force have brought in Japan international Akihito Yamada on a one-year contract.

Yamada has eight tries in 10 appearances for Japan on the wing and moves to the Force from the Panasonic Wild Knights.

"Aki is an attacking wing/fullback, who has demonstrated an ability to find the try line," Force head coach Michael Foley said. "While he's played international rugby for Japan, he's keen to keep improving and has expressed a desire to challenge for a place in the match squad."

"I'm really excited to have this great opportunity to play in Super Rugby as a member of the Western Force team," Yamada said. "I would like to thank everyone, including Panasonic, that has supported me throughout my career and I hope to have a good season in Perth."

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