I thought the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan was a magnificent tournament. It was extremely well organized, with great participation by the host country. Financially and in terms of participation, it was the most successful World Cup there has been.

Japan was wrapped up in rugby fever. To me, going to the games as a coach, it had much more of a festival atmosphere to it. That probably had something to do with the mix of the crowd. If a big country like England was playing, maybe 40 percent of the crowd was England fans, then there might have been another 20 percent for the opposition and the other 40 percent was Japanese.

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