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:( The IRB is expected to Quash any appeal attempt by the Japanese Rugby Board over the decision to award the 2011 RWC to New Zealand.

If Japan persues it's threat to appeal it will only ruin any chances of hosting a future RWC.  Already Argentina has stated it's intentions of bidding for 2015.

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:( The IRB is expected to Quash any appeal attempt by the Japanese Rugby Board over the decision to award the 2011 RWC to New Zealand.

If Japan persues it's threat to appeal it will only ruin any chances of hosting a future RWC.  Already Argentina has stated it's intentions of bidding for 2015.

And there is the crucial issue. Clearly Japan want to host the tournament and it would be prudent to focus on a battle it can win rather than one it has no chance of winning.

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