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Bernard Lapasset re-elected as IRB chairman

Updated: December 12, 2011, 17:28

LOS ANGELES(AP) International Rugby Board chairman Bernard Lapasset has been re-elected for a second term, beating challenger Bill Beaumont in a narrow vote on Monday.

Lapasset earned 14 votes compared to 12 for Beaumont, the current vice chairman, at a meeting of the IRB Council in Los Angeles.

The Frenchman will begin his second four-year term on Jan. 1.

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