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20.10.2016. Japan.  Japanese rugby legend Seiji Hirao died aged 53 on October 20, 2016. Hirao played in three World Cups for Japan and also coached in another. He was also a key figure in bringing the next Rugby World Cup to Japan in 2019. <br />
UNDATED PICTURE SHOWS : Seiji Hirao of Kobe Steel in action during a match in Japan.
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    20.10.2016. Japan. Japanese rugby legend Seiji Hirao died aged 53 on October 20, 2016. Hirao played in three World Cups for Japan and also coached in another. He was also a key figure in bringing the next Rugby World Cup to Japan in 2019.
    UNDATED PICTURE SHOWS : Seiji Hirao of Kobe Steel in action during a match in Japan.
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