Thank you, Ambassador [Jim] McLay.
I am really pleased that you have chosen the United Nations to launch the road to the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
There are more similarities between rugby and diplomacy than you might realize. You lose teeth. We lose face. Your scrums confuse anyone who doesn't know the game. Just like our debates. For you, a goal is a try. At the UN, we try for a goal, like the Millennium Development Goals.