Rugby Union: Dublin decision for 2007.THE destination of the 2007 Rugby World Cup is expected to be decided tomorrow.
It will be a straight choice between England and France, with the announcement coming after the International Rugby Board The International Rugby Board (IRB) is the world governing and law-making body for the sport of rugby union, and previously for rugby football. It was founded in 1886 as the International Rugby Football Board (IRFB) by Scotland, Wales and Ireland. council meeting in Dublin.
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French Federation President Bernard Lapasset said they were proposing staging a quarter-final at the Millennium Stadium, with Wales, Scotland and Ireland also being given three first-round matches each.
England have included Wales and Scotland in their bid, and claim they could deliver 50 per cent more commercial revenue than France.
Both France and England are proposing a 20-team, 48-match tournament, but the RFU is keen to host it from June to July, while France prefer an autumn schedule, with the final decision resting with the IRB.
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