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Rugby World Cup 2011

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The second biggest single-sport tournament in the world is on - are you blogging from there?
7 years ago, September 11th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #143030  
If you are there to support one of the 20 nations or just passing through, please post your blogs here! Reply to this

7 years ago, September 11th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #143031  
Hit in the face by the hands of time... by tartantraveller He was even able to take a photo of All Black captain, Richie McCaw!



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7 years ago, September 11th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #143032  
And a follow up by tartantraveller on the Opening Ceremony - It begins...



[Edited: 2011 Sep 11 09:05 - The Travel Camel:11053 ]
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7 years ago, September 11th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #143033  
A brief report on SandieandDen attending a game: New Zealand, The World Cup and crap rugby!!


[Edited: 2011 Sep 11 09:05 - The Travel Camel:11053 ]
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7 years ago, September 12th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #143055  
null blog 641023 by deleted_201743. Some great photos of the All Blacks' Capping Ceremony.



[Edited: 2011 Sep 12 01:26 - The Travel Camel:11053 - Added one more photo]
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7 years ago, September 12th 2011 No: 6 Msg: #143059  
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Yes, I'm blogging from home.

The world's here to play!

[Edited: 2011 Sep 12 03:33 - RJT:54638 ]
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7 years ago, September 12th 2011 No: 7 Msg: #143090  
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Hoping to be able to publish an entry towards the end of the tournament....... :-) Reply to this

7 years ago, September 16th 2011 No: 8 Msg: #143355  
Another blog by deleted_201743 - null blog 650232

Many photos of the England vs Argentina and the Wales vs South Africa games - and they were two of the best games on the opening weekend - nice choice of tickets!

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7 years ago, September 16th 2011 No: 9 Msg: #143356  
BLACKED OUT by Scudder provides a witty view of an American's impression of the All Blacks popularity.

"Kiwis Love for All Blacks = (Take the person you love most)x(1,000,000) and that might come close to how they feel."

Re New Zealanders approach to the World Cup "If they win the country will be the happiest place on earth. If they lose there is a civil defense plan in place to stop the riots and mobs. Psychologist are on call for those who feel the need to end there lives." Reply to this

7 years ago, September 16th 2011 No: 10 Msg: #143357  
Weekend in Dunedin: England vs Argentina by Tombee provides an inebriated view of the game.


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7 years ago, September 19th 2011 No: 11 Msg: #143534  
tartantraveller is blogging again: Our rugby games commence.... Lucky fellow has attended games of Italy vs Australia, Scotland vs Georgia, Japan vs New Zealand, Ireland vs Australia and Samoa vs Wales! Reply to this

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7 years ago, September 25th 2011 No: 13 Msg: #143905  
Another blogger, tannismc, has written a report on the South Africa vs Wales game: My Rugby World Cup - Part I Reply to this

7 years ago, September 25th 2011 No: 14 Msg: #143925  
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If any TBers are up in Auckland for the finals rounds of the games - feel free to let me know, and we can arrange to watch a game together :-) Reply to this

7 years ago, September 25th 2011 No: 15 Msg: #143937  
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Jo - have you been down to the Fanzone / the Cloud yet? I was there for the first time on Saturday night and it's a fantastic atmosphere. Brilliant place to watch the ABs trounce France that's for sure! Everyone though, regardless of who they were supporting, were welcomed. Felt like a great place to be. Reply to this

7 years ago, September 25th 2011 No: 16 Msg: #143938  
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I was by the double big screen at the Queen St end of the Cloud :-)

Have seen games from a mixture of stadium/Quay Street/ the Cloud/ Fan Zone - all great atmospheres! Will be at the Fan Zone tomorrow night for Japan v Canada.

Which other games will you be at the Cloud for?

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7 years ago, September 25th 2011 No: 17 Msg: #143940  
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The games aren't shown at the Cloud during the week, only Fri & Sat nights. The Fan Zone next door though is open for all games. Reply to this

7 years ago, September 25th 2011 No: 18 Msg: #143941  
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I was in the Fanzone, in the MasterCard bar. Am definitely keen to go back for more but no firm plans as yet. I'm heading out of town this weekend but maybe for the QFs or Semis? We are having a work event tomorrow night to watch Canada v Japan. Should be fun! Reply to this

7 years ago, September 25th 2011 No: 19 Msg: #143942  
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Have a safe trip - we'll organise something when you get back! Reply to this

7 years ago, September 28th 2011 No: 20 Msg: #144104  
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For anyone following the Rugby World Cup, here's a really useful site;

rugby.europcar.ie Reply to this

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