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NZ Wins Bid To Host 2011 Rugby World Cup

New Zealand Wins Bid To Host 2011 Rugby World Cup

By Selwyn Manning - Scoop co-editor

New Zealand has successfully won the bid to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup. New Zealand's chance came when South Africa, tipped to be a strong second runner to Japan, was voted out in the first round.

New Zealand came from behind as the outside chance, but managed to sway International Rugby Board heads with a heavyweight lobby team including: Prime Minister Helen Clark, All Black great Colin (Pine Tree) Meads, All Black captain Tana Umaga.
The announcement was made in Dublin at 5.40am NZT.

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    New Zealand has successfully won
    the bid to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup. New Zealand's chance came when South Africa, tipped to be a strong second runner to Japan, was voted out in the first round. New Zealand came from behind as the outside chance, but managed to sway International Rugby Board heads with a heavyweight lobby team including: Prime Minister Helen Clark, All Black great Colin (Pine Tree) Meads, All Black captain Tana Umaga. See... NZ Wins Bid To Host 2011 Rugby World Cup REACTION: NZ Wins Rugby World Cup Bid.
  • NZ Govt - New Zealand proud to host Rugby World Cup 2011
  • National - Cup presents huge opportunity to showcase NZ
  • Auckland City Council - Auckland to Host Rugby World Cup 2011
  • Akld Chamber of Commerce - World Cup Creates Opportunity for Auckland, NZ ...
  • Newmarket Business Association - 2011 Rugby World Cup a huge boost to business
  • Jade Stadium - RWC a huge boost to Jade and Christchurch
  • Honorary Consul for South Africa - Congratulations to NZRU And the People of New Zealand
  • Maori Party - Kaitaia looking forward to hosting cup final
  • North Shore City - North Shore City Mayor praises NZRU
  • Employers and Manufacturers Association Northern - World cup coup; infrastructure must be accelerated
  • Auckland City Council - Mayor sends message to the world
  • Tourism Industry Association - Tourism Industry welcomes Rugby World Cup
  • Adidas - Adidas NZ Congratulates NZRU on RWC 2011 Win
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