Kanako Kobayashi

About Kanako
DOB 13/11/1998
Born Japan
Height 5ft 4in / 1.64m
Weight 10st 7lbs / 67kg

Position Centre
Total Appearances 5
Total Tries 1
Total Points 5
Previous Club Yokogawa Musashino Artemi-Stars
Honours Japan

Powerhouse centre Kanako Kobayashi has been a stellar find for Susie Appleby this season.

Combining physicality with sharp handling, Kobayashi has slotted seamlessly into the Exeter Chiefs midfield.

Having scored a try in the pre-season friendly against Wasps, Kobayashi scored her first competitive try for the club against Sale Sharks.

She began her rugby journey in 2006, working her way through the school and university system in Japan.

Kobayashi won the first of her two international caps against Italy in 2019, as the side's played out a 17-all draw.

Off the field, Kobayashi is a keen coffee drinker.

Her pace and eye for a gap should see her continue to remain a hugely valuable asset to the Chiefs squad this season.

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