RUGBY WORLD CUP
The Rugby World Cup 2011 tournament was held in New Zealand during September & October 2011. The next one will be in England from 4 September to 17 October 2015.
Rugby World Cup
The 2011 Rugby World Cup started in Auckland with the New Zealand vs Tonga game on 9th September 2011. 200,000 people swarmed the Auckland Waterfront to celebrate the opening. More celebrated in other cities and towns nationwide. 20 teams competed in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
There were some big upsets during the pool games - Ireland beating Australia, and Tonga beating France! Some sensational rugby from some of the minow teams with some close shaves for the other top teams too. Wales certainly gave South Africa a run too with a 17-16 result at final whistle (SA won).
So the Quarter final places were decided - South Africa, England, Argentina and Ireland had to go home. It was France vs Wales in one semi final and New Zealand vs Australia in the other. Both big matches between old rivals.
New Zealand and France met in the final on 23 October. Final result New Zealand 8 France 7. Congratulations to the All Blacks as the new holders of the World Cup.
The next World Cup will be held in England in 2015. For information on this, visit the England 2015 page.
The teams page gives more information on these World Cup rugby teams. The Rugby World Cup news page has the latest Rugby World Cup news. Read about results, injuries, selections, organisation and more - anything news worthy about the World Cup
RWC 2011 tickets were available from early 2010. Adult ticket prices ranged from $NZ41 to $NZ1250. It is likely that 2015 tickets will be available early in 2014.
Towns throughout New Zealand adopted teams and supported them. Visit our New Zealand Maps page to view the main stadium locations as well as the main NZ tourist towns and cities. Visit our Travelzone for travel information and to help you with your travel planning. Cheap flights are available to New Zealand at Jetabroad.
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