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The Japan Rugby Football Union on Saturday named former national team captain Shigetaka Mori the president of the sport’s governing body with less than three months to go until the country hosts the Rugby World Cup.

The 67-year-old Mori, a JRFU vice president, was selected as successor to Tadashi Okamura, 80, at the union’s executive board and council meetings in Tokyo.

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