New All Blacks coach Graham Henry will be joined by Englandcounterpart Clive Woodward, Australia coach Eddie Jones, France's BernardLaporte, and Ireland's Eddie O'Sullivan.
New Zealand referee Paddy O'Brien, All Blacks doctor John Mayhewand Ireland full-back Geordan Murphy, who missed the World Cup afterbreaking his leg, will also be attending.
"It is an impressive gathering, and coming so soon after theRugby World Cup, it provides an excellent opportunity to discuss and debate awide range of topical issues," said Geoff Evans, the IRB Head ofDevelopment. But Evans said there would be no 'quick-fix' to problems such asthe
"It is a discussion forum and no decisions will be taken, buta number of the proposals submitted and the recommendations made will be takenforward to the Annual Meeting of the IRB in April," said Evans.
Also under discussion will be the laws of the game, with the NewZealand delegation set to make an appeal for alterations.
"We think there are some improvements that can be made aroundthe tackle ball area and we can look at the substitution issue with front rowforwards," All Black deputy chief executive Steve Tew said. The role of the second tackler is a sensitive point for most teams. Woodward will also call for a clarification of the use of dummyrunners.