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Friday, September 17, 1999 Published at 15:18 GMT 16:18 UK


Key player: Graeme Bachop




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The experienced playmaker Japanese rugby has been crying out for since they made their World Cup debut in 1987.

He is playing in his third World Cup after making it into the New Zealand squad for the tournaments in 1991 and 1995.

Made his All Black debut in 1989 and almost swapped allegiance to Samoa. Plays for the Sannix club.



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