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It seems that after every World Cup, the losers all band together and call for rule changes. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” is a concept alien in rugby circles.

Over the last decade the game of rugby has undergone more changes than Michael Jackson’s face. While the 2003 Rugby World Cup was deemed an unbridled success — with a huge worldwide audience, sold-out stadiums and well-contested rugby — it has unearthed questions as to what the future holds for the game.

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