Rugby 2011 World Cup
New Zealand is selected as the host nation for Rugby 2011 World Cup. New Zealand won the race against top competitors Japan and South Africa in 2 rounds of voting. South Africa was eliminated in the first round.
Rugby 2011 World Cup is scheduled to be played over 7 weekends from the weekend starting 10 Sep 2011 and ends at the weekend starting 22 Oct 2011. Grand Finals is scheduled to be played in Auckland at Eden Park.
Total 20 teams are taking part in Rugby 2011 World Cup , out of which twelve teams qualified for the 2011 World Cup by finishing in the top three of their group and remaining eight teams qualified for the 2011 World Cup through regional qualifying competitions.
13 Venues for the 2011 Rugby World Cup were confirmed: Eden Park(Auckland), Wellington Regional Stadium(Wellington), Otago Stadium(Dunedin), North Harbour Stadium(Auckland), Waikato Stadium(Hamilton), Rotorua Int'l Stadium(Rotorua), Yarrow Stadium(New Plymouth), Trafalgar Park(Nelson), Rugby Park Stadium(Invercargill), Okara Park(Whangarei), McLean Park(Napier), Arena Manawatu(Palmerston North).
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