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Rugby World Cup head Alan Gilpin has stressed the local organizing committee and the Japan Rugby Football Union need to make the most of the remaining four years to ensure the World Cup tournament is a success.

“The next stage is to bed in the planning and start digging into detail to improve things to Rugby World Cup standard,” he told Kyodo News from Dublin the day after Monday’s historic announcement of the 12 cities to host Rugby World Cup 2019.

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