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    Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will each host five pool matches during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, it was revealed today.


    It was also announced that the final and semi-finals will not kick-off until 9pm.


    The announcement was made at Eden Park this afternoon with Rugby New Zealand 2011 chief executive Martin Snedden confirming the 40 pool matches will be spread across 13 venues.


    North Shore, Hamilton, New Plymouth, Rotorua and Dunedin will each host three matches, while Whangarei, Nelson, Palmerston North, Napier and Invercargill have been given two matches each.


    Cities that failed to win pool games were Tauranga and Queenstown. Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium was also unsuccessful.


    However, the big winner was Eden Park which was awarded the opening match between the All Blacks and Tonga on September 9 and the much anticipated clash between the home side and France two weeks later.


    The All Blacks will also take games to Hamilton (September 16) and Wellington (October 2) against qualifying teams from Asia and the Americas respectively.`





    The quarter-final match-ups were also confirmed, with the top two teams in Pool A (featuring currently qualified teams New Zealand, France and Tonga) and Pool B (featuring Argentina, England and Scotland) playing off in Christchurch. Wellington will host quarter-finals featuring the winners and runners-up from Pool C (featuring Australia, Ireland and Italy) and Pool D (featuring South Africa, Wales and Fiji).


    The dates for the final weekend, which coincides with Labour Day, were also confirmed with the bronze final to take place on Friday October 21 at Eden Park, followed by the final on Sunday October 23 at the same venue.


    Snedden said today's announcement reflected the tournament's philosophy of a 'stadium of four million'.


    "Today marks the culmination of a 22 month process that has involved regions from every part of New Zealand" Snedden said.


    "We are pleased that all 11 regions will have the opportunity to host matches. Given that a total of 16 venues were proposed, we do appreciate that there will be disappointment among those who have missed out.


    "In many respects, today is a special day for the successful regions, and they deserve to be congratulated for the time and effort and unprecedented level of co-operation that has been evident throughout this process," he said.


    The schedule features a high-powered opening weekend which will see pool B heavyweights Argentina take on England in Christchurch, and defending champions South Africa play Wales in a pool D clash in Wellington.


    Final and semi-finals will be played at 9pm. Then two quarter-final matches in Christchurch will be played at 8.30pm and two quarter-finals in Wellington will be played earlier.
    If a man tried to take his time on earth and prove before he died what one man's life could be worth, I wonder what would happen to this world

    #2


    The latest possible time for weekend pool matches will be at 8.30pm and the latest possible time for weekday matches (Monday-Thursday) will be 7.30pm.


    Just 10 of the 40 pool matches will be played at day time with either 1pm, 3pm or 3.30pm starts.


    One of the day games will be an All Black pool match, likely to be their final pool game.


    "RNZ has worked very closely with Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) over the past few months to bring this to a reality," Snedden said.


    "Our collective view is that the match schedule represents the best balance between ensuring a successful tournament in New Zealand while also recognising its global standing."


    Rugby World Cup Limited managing director Mike Miller said, while the number of match venues is more than Australia 2003 and France 2007 it reflected the organising committee's desire to take the tournament to the entire nation.


    "RWCL fully supports this and the desire to ensure the tournament has a unique look and feel that fits in with the cultural background of the nation," Miller said.


    If a man tried to take his time on earth and prove before he died what one man's life could be worth, I wonder what would happen to this world

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      #3


      2011 World Cup draw


      Auckland
      Five pool matches, two semi-finals, bronze final and final. Home to All Blacks, Tonga, Australia, Ireland, France, England, Scotland and Oceania qualifier.


      Wellington
      Five pool matches, two quarterfinals. Home to All Blacks, South Africa, Wales, Fiji, Wallabies, Tonga and qualifiers from the Americas.


      Christchurch
      Five pool matches, two quarterfinals. Home to Australia, Argentina, England, Italy, Scotland and qualifier from Europe.


      North Shore
      Three pool matches. Home to France, South Africa and qualifiers from Asia, Africa and Oceania.


      Hamilton
      Three pool matches. Home to All Blacks, Wales, Fiji and qualifiers from Asia and Oceania.


      New Plymouth
      Three pool matches. Home to Ireland and Wales and qualifiers from North America and Africa.


      Rotorua
      Three pool matches. Home to Fiji and Ireland and qualifiers from Africa, Oceania and Europe.


      Dunedin
      Three pool matches. Home to Scotland, England, Ireland, Italy and qualifiers from Europe.


      Whangerei
      Two pool matches. Home to Tonga and qualifiers from Asia and South America.


      Palmerston North
      Two pool matches. Home to Argentina and qualifiers from Europe.


      Napier
      Two pool matches. Home to France, and qualifiers from South America and Asia.


      Nelson
      Two pool matches. Home to Italy and qualifiers from Europe and the Americas.


      Invercargill
      Two pool matches. Home to Scotland, Argentina and qualifying playoff winner.
      If a man tried to take his time on earth and prove before he died what one man's life could be worth, I wonder what would happen to this world

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        #4
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        <TD><?:NAMESPACE PREFIX = XSL /><XSL:TEXT>No</XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Pool </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Match details </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Location </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Stadium</XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =even>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Fri Sept 9 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>1 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>A </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>New Zealand v Tonga </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Auckland </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Eden Park </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =odd>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Sat Sept 10 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>2 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>B </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Scotland v Play-off winner </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Invercargill </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Rugby Park Stadium </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
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        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Sat Sept 10 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>3 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
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        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Fiji v Africa 1 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Rotorua </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Rotorua International Stadium </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =odd>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Sat Sept 10 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>4 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>A </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>France v Asia 1 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>North Shore </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>North Harbour Stadium </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =even>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Sat Sept 10 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>5 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>B </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Argentina v England </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Christchurch </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Stadium Christchurch </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =odd>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Sun Sept 11 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>6 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>C </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Australia v Italy </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Christchurch </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Stadium Christchurch </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =even>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Sun Sept 11 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>7 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>C </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Ireland v Americas 2 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>New Plymouth </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Stadium Taranaki </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =odd>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Sun Sept 11 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>8 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>D </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>South Africa v Wales </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Wellington </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Wellington Regional Stadium </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =even>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Wed Sept 14 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>9 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>D </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Oceania 1 v Africa 1 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Rotorua </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Rotorua International Stadium </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =odd>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Wed Sept 14 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>10 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>A </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Tonga v Americas 1 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Whangarei </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Northland Events Centre </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =even>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Wed Sept 14 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>11 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>B </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Scotland v Europe 1 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Dunedin </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Carisbrook </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =odd>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Thurs Sept 15 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>12 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>C </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Europe 2 v Americas 2 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>New Plymouth </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Stadium Taranaki </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =even>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Fri Sept 16 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>13 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>A </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>New Zealand v Asia 1 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Hamilton </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Waikato Stadium </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR>
        <TR =odd>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>Sat Sept 17 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>14 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
        <TD><XSL:TEXT>B </XSL:TEX
        "Strike me flamin' handsome!!!" - Alf Stewart

        His body is only a fuel tank for his micky - a work colleague talking about a fella he knows.

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          #5
          I can start planning for it now!!!
          "Strike me flamin' handsome!!!" - Alf Stewart

          His body is only a fuel tank for his micky - a work colleague talking about a fella he knows.

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            #6


            Pool A

            New Zealand, France, Tonga, Americas 1, Asia 1


            Pool B

            Argentina, England, Scotland, Europe 1, play-off winner


            Pool C

            Australia, Ireland, Italy, Europe 2, Americas 2
            Pool D

            South Africa, Wales, Fiji, Oceania 1, Africa 1

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              #7
              Looking forward to it too, i spent a few years there recently so if anyone needs advice etc let me know.

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                #8
                Tempting...
                "The trouble with resisting temptation is that you may not get another chance"
                Edwin Chapin (1857 - 1942)

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                  #9
                  So that's three games all on the North Island and a great itinerary to drive around the North Island before having to trek all the way down to the House of Pain for the Italian game.

                  Does anyone know what playing rugby in a sulphur rich atmosphere does to your lungs?

                  I'm guessing that Americas 2 could be Comical Eddie's Eagles?

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                    #10


                    Irelands Games



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                    <TD>Sun Sept 11 </TD>
                    <TD><?:NAMESPACE PREFIX = XSL /><XSL:TEXT>7 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>C </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Ireland v Americas 2 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>New Plymouth </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Stadium Taranaki </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR></T></TABLE>



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                    <T>
                    <TR ="odd">
                    <TD>Sat Sept 17 </TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>16 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>C </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Australia v Ireland </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Auckland </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Eden Park </TD></TR></T></TABLE></XSL:TEXT>


                    <XSL:TEXT>
                    <TABLE id=drawLivePool>
                    <T>
                    <TR ="even">
                    <TD>Sun Sept 25 </TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>27 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>C </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Ireland v Europe 2 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Rotorua </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Rotorua International Stadium</TD></TR></T></TABLE></XSL:TEXT></XSL:TEXT>
                    <TABLE id=drawLivePool>
                    <T>
                    <TR ="odd">
                    <TD>Sun Oct 2 </TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>40 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>C </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Ireland v Italy </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Dunedin </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Carisbrook </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR></T></TABLE>



                    <TABLE id=drawLivePool>
                    <T>
                    <TR ="even">
                    <TD>Sat Oct 8 </TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>41 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT></XSL:TEXT>
                    </TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>QF1: W Pool C v RU Pool D </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Wellington </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Wellington Regional Stadium </TD></TR></T></TABLE></XSL:TEXT>



                    <TABLE id=drawLivePool>
                    <T>
                    <TR ="even">
                    <TD>Sat Oct 15 </TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>45 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT></XSL:TEXT>
                    </TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>SF1: W QF1 v W QF2 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Auckland </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Eden Park </TD></TR></T></TABLE></XSL:TEXT>


                    <XSL:TEXT>
                    <TABLE id=drawLivePool>
                    <T>
                    <TR ="odd">
                    <TD>Sun Oct 23 </TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>48 </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT></XSL:TEXT>
                    </TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Final </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Auckland </XSL:TEXT></TD>
                    <TD><XSL:TEXT>Eden Park </XSL:TEXT></TD></TR></T></TABLE></XSL:TEXT>


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                      #11


                      Originally posted by LondonMunster
                      So that's three games all on the North Island and a great itinerary to drive around the North Island before having to trek all the way down to the House of Pain for the Italian game.

                      Does anyone know what playing rugby in a sulphur rich atmosphere does to your lungs?

                      I'm guessing that Americas 2 could be Comical Eddie's Eagles?

                      If they beat Canada this summer could well be the case then.
                      Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by McCloud


                        Originally posted by LondonMunster
                        So that's three games all on the North Island and a great itinerary to drive around the North Island before having to trek all the way down to the House of Pain for the Italian game.

                        Does anyone know what playing rugby in a sulphur rich atmosphere does to your lungs?

                        I'm guessing that Americas 2 could be Comical Eddie's Eagles?

                        If they beat Canada this summer could well be the case then.


                        Surely they would be Americas 1 then? Argies have already qualified, they were Americas 1 last time.
                        \"This year is different because this year they won\'t beat snow off a rope. They\'ll revert back to type and get 6 shades of s**t bate out of them in the group stages of the HEC ...\" Tobyglen 21 Sept 2010

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                          #13
                          Americas (NAWIRA &amp; CONSUR) - Argentina pre-qualified

                          2008

                          Caribbean Championship between Barbados, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Trinidad &amp; Tobago (winner Trinidad and Tobago)
                          CONSUR (South American) Division B Championship between Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay, Brazil, Peru (winner Brazil)
                          October 2008 - Trinidad&amp; Tobago v Brazil - Home and Away (winner Brazil)

                          2009

                          The winner of the cross continental play-off (Brazil) to play in the three-team CONSUR A Division Championship with Uruguay and Chile

                          In June 2009 USA play Canada home and away, the winner from the two matches qualifies directly for RWC 2011 as Americas 1

                          The loser of Canada-USA goes on to play the winner of Brazil, Chile, Uruguay over a home and away tie. The winner qualifies for RWC 2011 as Americas 2. The loser plays in the Final Place Play-off.
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                              #15
                              Book that campervan!
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                              and thats allright with me\"

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