More Sports / Rugby Oct 25, 2016

Hirao's death caused by bile duct cancer, family says

Rugby legend Seiji Hirao died of bile duct cancer, his family revealed in a statement through the Japan Rugby Football Union on Tuesday. Hirao's family said the former Japan captain and head coach passed away at 7:16 a.m. last Thursday at the age of 53, ...

'Mr. Rugby' Hirao passes away at age 53

More Sports / Rugby Oct 20, 2016

'Mr. Rugby' Hirao passes away at age 53

Former Japan national team captain and manager Seiji Hirao, one of the most popular players of his time, passed away on Thursday at the age of 53, sources at Top League side Kobe Kobelco Steelers said. According to the Kobe Shimbun, Hirao had been recently ...