Friday, November 12, 2010

New Zealand – World Cup Rugby 9.9..2011


I am displaying here two first day covers issued by New Zealand to announce that the next Rugby World Cup in 2011 will be held at Auckland. So guys, if you are interested you better start planning now. The 2011 Rugby World Cup will be the seventh Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union competition inaugurated in 1987. At a meeting of the International Rugby Board (IRB) held in Dublin on 17 November 2005, New Zealand was selected as the host country in preference to Japan and South Africa. The event is expected to cost about NZ$310 million to run and to generate NZ$280 million in ticket sales. It will be the largest sporting event ever held in New Zealand, eclipsing the 1987 Rugby World Cup, 1990 Commonwealth Games, 1992 Cricket World Cup, 2003 America's Cup and 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. Around 70,000 visitors from overseas are expected to travel to New Zealand for the associated games and events.
The event will be held over seven weekends from the weekend starting 10 September and culminating the weekend starting 22 October 2011. The weekend of the final was chosen as it falls on a long weekend caused by the New Zealand public holiday of Labour Day (Monday, 24 October 2011). The final will be played in Auckland at the Eden Park.
After speculation that the number of participating teams would be reduced to 16, the IRB announced on Friday, 30 November 2007 that the 2011 tournament would again feature 20 teams. Twelve teams qualified as a result of finishing in the top three in each pool in the 2007 tournament. The remaining eight berths will be determined by regional qualifying tournaments. Madhavi gave these nice covers to me.

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  1. Thanks a lot for sharing the information.......

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