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IRB promises fairer World Cup schedule

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The International Rugby Board says it has revamped the 2015 World Cup match schedule to stop giving top nations an unfair advantage by allowing them a week's rest between games. 

New Zealand celebrate winning the Rugby World Cup on home soil on October 23, 2011. The International Rugby Board says it has revamped the 2015 World Cup schedule to stop giving top nations an unfair advantage by allowing them a week's rest between games.

IRB chief executive Brett Gosper also said he had moved to clamp down on clubs preventing players from smaller nations attending the tournament, although he admitted it was a difficult problem to solve.

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