Masahiro Kunda

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Masahiro Kunda
Date of birth (1966-09-29) September 29, 1966 (age 54)
Place of birth Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
University University of Tsukuba
Rugby union career
Position(s) Hooker
Amateur team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1985-1988
1988-1992
Gifu Technical High School
University of Tsukuba [1]
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Senior career
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1991-2000 Toshiba ()
National team(s)
YearsTeamApps(Points)
1990-1999Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 48 (5)
Teams coached
YearsTeam
2000-2002
2002-2007
2008-2009
2012-2013
2015-2016
Japan U-21(forwards coach)
Toshiba Brave Lupus (manager)
Japan U-20(assistant coach)
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Toshiba Brave Lupus(general manager)

Masahiro Kunda (薫田真広, Kunda Masahiro), (born Kakamigahara, September 29, 1966) is a Japanese rugby union hooker and coach. Kunda played for Toshiba Brave Lupus, a team he coached to a League title victory in 2007. [2] Originally from Gifu Prefecture, he was educated at University of Tsukuba (Tsukuba Daigaku). He served as the captain in the 1995 Rugby World Cup and is now Head Coach of the Japan U20s squad. [3]

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References

  1. Masahiro Kunda at Japon Rugby
  2. "Toshiba claim Top League title in dramatic fashion". Scrum.com. February 5, 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  3. "Takehito Namekawa is tipped to have a big role to play against Samoa ..." International Rugby Board. June 6, 2009. Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009.