RWC 2011 in New Zealand

  • New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup Exceeds Financial Expectations

    The International Rugby Board (IRB) has insisted that New Zealand’s staging of the 2011 Rugby World Cup exceeded expectations, after revealing encouraging initial financial results for the competition. Tournament owners Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) on Thursday said New Zealand 2011 is on track to achieve a net surplus of more than £90 million, £10 million more than previous estimates, making it the second highest revenue-earning event in the history of the tournament. Gross commercial reve...

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  • Investec continue Autum International sponsorship

    ... sponsorship of England’s autumn international matches at Twickenham, known as the Investec Challenge Series.  The sponsorship will continue through to 2011 when England will play their Investec Challenge Rugby World Cup warm up matches before departing for RWC 2011 in New Zealand. The Investec Challenge Series sees England play against New Zealand, Australia and South Africa as well as the Pacific Islanders, Fiji, Samoa and Argentina. Investec's involvement with the RFU dates back to 1998 wh...

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  • Report shows financial boost of RWC2011

    The New Zealand government has published a report into the impact of the 2011 Rugby World Cup and it claims the tournament boosted the economy by NZD 1.73 billion (£888 million). Organisers at ER2015 are likely to have been scrutinising the research in great detail to get a feel for the benefits that England can expect in three years’ time and figures like the 29,000 jobs the competition managed to sustain for a year will stand out. It is estimated that there was a medium term net expansion o...

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  • All Blacks Set For Chicago Test

    New Zealand are set to play a Test match against the US Eagles in Chicago in November ahead of the European autumn internationals, according to a report in the New Zealand Herald. The report suggests that an agreement has been reached that will see the world champion All Blacks take on the USA, who have recently qualified for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England, at the 61,500 capacity Soldier Field in Chicago. News of the fixture comes on the back of New Zealand's trip to Japan last November, a...

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  • DHL Extends Rugby World Cup Deal To 2015

    DHL, the express logistics firm, has signed a deal with the International Rugby Board (IRB) to become the official logistics partner of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The company, which was also a partner at the 2011 World Cup, will transport team training kit and equipment for each participating nation to the tournament's 13 venues across England and Wales and DHL has estimated that they will carry around 1,400 rugby balls and 200 tackle bags in total. It will also be responsible for carrying the We...

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  • Record Viewing Figures for RWC

    Rugby World Cup Limited have released television viewing figures for the Rugby World Cup 2011, in which they claim that the tournament was watched by more young people and females than any previous tournament.  There was also a total increase of 60 per cent in hours viewed making it the most broadcasted RWC ever. Viewership amongst the five-45 year age group increased by six per cent from 2007, while the audience gender spilt narrowed with females accounting for 45 per cent, up from 25 per...

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  • Ticket sales for World Cup on the rise

    Over the past ten weeks, organisers for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand have seen a huge surge in ticket sales allowing them add an extra 10,000 expected overseas visitors to their original target of 85,000. The organisers believe that 30,000 will be coming from Australia, 25,000 from UK and Ireland and 10,000 from France. Ticket sales from the last ten weeks have reached £33 million. This has pushed their overall revenues up to £117.5m, which is 87% of their original overall target of...

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  • Tough sell for World Cup although the Welsh remain undaunted

    Excitement is building for the 7th Rugby World Cup, which starts in New Zealand on 9th September. Despite fears that a combination of long haul travel and harsh economic circumstances would make many fans decide to stay and watch the quadrennial festival on TV at home, it appears that English and Welsh fans, in particular, will be there in force.David Higgins, Managing Director of Sport Abroad told Running Rugby: "Historically, the majority of Rugby World Cup bookings through Sport Abroad have b...

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  • RWC2015 Hospitality Details Unveiled

    With less than one year to go until Rugby World Cup 2015 kicks off in England, RTH Ltd, the official hospitality provider for the tournament, has unveiled details of the flagship Twickenham Pavilion experience that will be at the heart of the World Cup hospitality programme. Covering the equivalent of one and a half rugby pitches, the Pavilion will be the biggest hospitality structure ever built for a Rugby World Cup. The purpose-built, luxury hospitality facility will be located adjacent to Twi...

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  • MyRepublic To Sponsor All Blacks Tour

    Internet provider MyRepublic has signed as title sponsor to New Zealand's Northern Tour this November. The All Blacks will play the United States in Chicago followed by matches away to England, Scotland and Wales. MyRepublic, which also operates in Singapore, recently launched in New Zealand and aims to unleash the potential of fibre broadband for households throughout New Zealand. MyRepublic managed director Vaughan Baker said: "When we looked at partnerships, the All Blacks stood out with thei...

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