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One of the curiosities of sports organisations is the inability to see how a successful model works, and then reproduce its best features.
There is an event that transpired over the past weeks that should have filled the powers of SANZAAR not so much with mild tremors of disquiet, but abject horror.
In order to survive against the invasive attentions of European and Japanese rugby, not to mention the NRL, AFL and football, rugby needs to expand its global presence and move into new territories.
Rugby’s critical advantage over other sports is its ability to generate long passages of building, fluid momentum that grow and grow.
Japan’s victory over South Africa gave World Rugby exactly the perception it wanted: that rugby is growing from strength-to-strength, and that tier two nations are advancing to the brink of the first rank.
In light of the fiasco playing out in the Wallaby management and squad this week and the general decline of the team, the question has to be asked: if another coach were in charge from now until the World Cup, would the team’s chances of winning be greater?