Rugby World Cup 2011: The Most Successful World Cup Ever?

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Rugby World Cup 2011: The Most Successful World Cup Ever?
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Rugby World Cup has now entered the knock-out phases. There's intense excitement around what lies ahead. However, rugby fans are also taking immense pleasure from the games that have already been played.

Mike Miller, Chairman of the IRB (the sport's governing body) has called this the best tournament ever.

Without wanting to curse the rest of the tournament, it's worthwhile taking a break from the pressures that surround the sudden-death games and review the factors which have helped make this World Cup a successful event.

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