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Scheduled to Appear in 2001

Eddie O'Sullivan
Jason Little
Ian Jones
Stephen Hilditch, MBE and Dr. Liam Hennessey
World Rugby Conference Schedule



Eddie O'Sullivan

Ireland, Assistant National Coach
Former USA Assistant Coach
USA Rugby National Technical Director
Since his arrival he has helped revoluntionize the fortunes of
 Irish rugby. Ireland's backs have accounted for 12 of the 17 tries
scored in the 2000 Six Nations;17 of the 23 scored
in the summer (including the Barbarians game)
and 12 of the 13 run up in the autumn.
In the year 2000, Ireland averaged nearly five tries a game.

Last year, he presented a paper on
Where it  was
Where it is
Where it Could Be"
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     Jason Little
Center, Gloucester RFC

         Member of Australia's 1991 and 1999 Rugby World Cup Champions.
       Served as Australia's Captain for the 1999 Australia-USA Pool match
        He also played more than 100 matches for Queeensland state before
          joining the Super 12's NSW Waratahs in 1999. Was selected as
         their captain in 2000. He has earned 63 International Test Caps


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Ian Jones

            Second most capped All Black ever with 79 Intermationals.
  Helped re-create the position of Lock, where lacking is weight in the scrum,
         he made it up with presense and manuerabilty around the pitch.
         First forward to score three tries in a Super 12 Match when be
            performed the Hat Trick against the NSW Warathas in 1996.
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 Stephen Hilditch, MBE

        Has refereed 17 Major Internationals including the Bledisloe Cup,
            5 Nations and the first three Rugby World Cup Tournaments.
      Finished his active carreer with the New Zealand- England Semi-Final
                       match in the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
                At the 2001 Conference, he presented a paper on
           "Recent Developments in Refereeing and Changes in the Law"

and  Dr. Liam Hennessey
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World Rugby Conference Schedule

Thursday, August 2, 2001

        12:00 - 1:00    Registration
        1:30 - 3:00             Eddie O'Sullivan
                        Developments in Back Play
                        Offensive & Defensive Strategies

        3:00 - 3:30             Break

        3:30 - 5:00             Ian Jones
                        Developments in Forward Play
                        Offensive & Defensive Strategies

        6:00 - 7:00             Pre-dinner cocktail party

        7:00 -          Dinner
                        Dinner Speaker - Mr. Jason Little

Friday, August 3, 2001

        8:00 - 8:30             Continental BReakfast

        8:30 - 10:00    Mr. Stephen Hilditch
                        Referees, Review of IRB Law Changes

        10:00 - 10:30   Break

        10:30 - 12:00   Dr. Liam Hennessey
                        Developments in Conditioning & Fitness

        12:00 - 1:00    Lunch

        1:00 -          Roundtable period
                        All presenters will be available to address
questions from the audience of attendees
                        Last year this portion of the event went very
and was very well received by both
                        the attendees and the presetners.  This portion
went for approximately one and one-half
                        hours last year.

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