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With Japan set to host what many are calling the most open Rugby World Cup in the tournament’s 32-year history, two-time winner John Eales said Monday “attention to detail and luck” will ultimately determine who walks away with the Webb Ellis Trophy.

Eales — considered one of the greatest locks ever to play the game — speaks from experience, having led Australia to victory over France in 1999 in Cardiff, Wales, eight years after being part of the Wallabies team who beat host England at Twickenham.

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