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STRAIGHT FROM THE COACH'S MOUTH: IRB needs to show leadership in make-or-break year
John Kirwan / Special to The Daily Yomiuri
I firmly believe 2009 will be a make-or-break year for making rugby a global game.
The sport is in a delicate situation--not helped by the current financial crisis--so it is imperative that Bernard Lapasset (chairman of the International Rugby Board) and Mike Miller (IRB CEO) show some real leadership and stand up and make some big decisions.
The first is to make sure rugby becomes an Olympic sport; the second is to ensure Japan is awarded the 2015 Rugby World Cup; and the third is have the …