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John Kirwan signs up to coach Japan

Former All Black and Italian coach, John Kirwan, has signed a contract to coach the Japanese national rugby squad.

Kirwan playing in 63 Test matches for the All Blacks, then coached Italy’s national team from 2002 to 2005. However poor results saw him sacked from the Italian coaching role.

Kirwan will coach the Japanese side through the 2007 Rugby World Cup where they will play in the same pool as Australia, Wales, Fiji and Canada.

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