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Onishi Tetsunosuke (大西鐡之祐) was born in Nara city, Nara prefecture on April 7, 1916, and died on September 19, 1995. He was a professor of Waseda University, coach of the Japan national rugby union team and Waseda University Rugby Football Club. He has been described as a Japanese Carwyn James and was a coach of considerable achievements. He also served as a member of the Japanese Olympic Committee.
He played flanker at Waseda University, joining the Toshiba company on graduation. After World War Two he returned to Waseda to teach and was appointed coach of the rugby club after his elder brother.
In 1981 he was appointed Waseda's coach for the third time, and the following year on a tour to France and England gained the first ever win over Cambridge University R.U.F.C. by a Japanese team, 13-12.
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