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Even though the final decision as to who will host the 2011 Rugby World Cup will not be made until November, the next few weeks will be crucial for the three countries hoping to host sport’s third biggest event.

With an International Rugby Board inspection team about to arrive in Japan, the Japan Rugby Football Union will be hoping things go well both on and off the field in the two test matches the Brave Blossoms are set to play against Ireland on June 12 and 19.

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