13 Aug 2011
Rugby World Cup 2011
The tournament almost here.
September 9 - October 23, 2011. New Zealand, thirteen cities will host Rugby World Cup 2011th 48 games in a 44 day period.
The tournament will begin on September 9 on Friday, kicking off at the Eden Park in the heart of Auckland, finishing in the same Eden Park venue on 23 October on a Sunday.
New Zealand is lining up a great rugby experience as well as other treatment for all visitors in the country, as pool matches commence in the thirteen different venues across the entire country. Most important, all the rugby fans will enjoy springtime in New Zealand, a very unique time for any traveler and rugby fan to get to New Zealand. Some of the Host cities include Whangarei, Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Napier, Palmerston North, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill.
Rugby World Cup will be the biggest ever international event held in New Zealand.
About 80,000 - 90,000 visitors are expected in New Zealand in September and October 2011, and as many as 238 countries could tune in to watch the matches by live broadcast.
The national New Zealand team – All Blacks continues preparing for the tournament. The team leaves to South Africa today.
Backs: Israel Dagg, Isaia Toeava, Hosea Gear, Zac Guildford, Cory Jane, Richard Kahui, Sonny Bill Williams, Ma'a Nonu, Colin Slade, Piri Weepu, Andy Ellis, Jimmy Cowan.
Forwards: Victor Vito, Adam Thomson, Liam Messam, Jerome Kaino, Sam Whitelock, Ali Williams, Jarrad Hoeata, Ben Franks, Tony Woodcock, John Afoa, Wyatt Crockett, Keven Mealamu (c), Andrew Hore.
Left at home
Mils Muliaina, Conrad Smith, Daniel Carter, Ben Smith, Sitiveni Sivivatu, Richie McCaw, Kieran Read, Brad Thorn, Owen Franks, Corey Flynn, Tom Donnelly.
|Opening ceremony will be great|