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THE 2011 RUGBY WORLD CUP

 

CONTENTS :

INTRODUCTION - NEW ZEALAND - THE CEREMONY - THE TEAMS - THE VENUES -
THE MATCH SCHEDULE - THE PLAYER STATISTICS - THE TICKETS -
KEEP RUGBY CLEAN DAY -
THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME - THE REAL NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL - SONG - THE FINAL -
VIDEOS - THE EDUCATION PROGRAMME - RESOURCES ABOUT RUGBY


(Page created on 27/07/2011)

 

INTRODUCTION :

"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...
Around 70,000 visitors from overseas are expected to travel to New Zealand for the associated games and events.[1]
The event is scheduled to be played over seven weekends from the weekend starting 10 September and culminating the weekend starting 22 October 2011.[2]"

(Wikipedia)

 

NEW ZEALAND :

 

THE CEREMONY

Rugby World Cup 2011 | Opening Ceremony | Vid 1 of 4 (HD)
(YouTube)

 

Rugby World Cup opens in New Zealand - 9 September 2011
"The Rugby World Cup has officially opened in New Zealand, described
by Prime Minister John Key as the biggest event his country has staged."

+ AUDIO
(BBC)

 

 

THE TEAMS :

 

  • "Twenty teams will compete in the 2011 World Cup." - See the list
    (Wikipedia)

 

THE VENUES :

 

THE MATCH SCHEDULE :



"Une mêlée entre Anglais et Géorgiens pendant le match
qui les opposés à la coupe du monde de rugby en Nouvelle Zélande."


 

 

THE PLAYER STATISTICS :

  • Player statistics
    M= Matches ;  PTS=Points ;  TRS=Tries ;  CON=Conversions; PEN=Penalties;  DG=Drop Goals ;  YC=Yellow Cards;  RC=Red Cards
    (rugbyworldcup.com)

 

THE TICKETS :

 

KEEP RUGBY CLEAN DAY

  • RWC 2011 marks Keep Rugby Clean Day
    "Rugby World Cup will break new ground on Sunday when the 20 teams, management, match officials and Tournament organisers
    unite to show their support for the International Rugby Board’s Anti-Doping education programme.
    Sunday (25 September 2011) has been designated Keep Rugby Clean Day and as such teams will wear specially branded t-shirts
    with the messages ‘Tackle Doping’ and ‘Keep Rugby Clean’ emblazoned on them to promote the campaign."

    (rugbyworldcup.com)

 


THE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME :

THE REAL NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL :

  • The REAL New Zealand Festival "brings your Rugby World Cup 2011 experience alive with a nationwide celebration of New Zealand arts, food and wine, heritage, culture, entertainment, business and lifestyle."
    (nz2011.govt.nz)

 

 

SONG :

Hayley Westenra - World in Union (Rugby World Cup 2011)
Short version - Full version out early September

(YouTube)


"World in Union"
"with lyrics by Charlie Skarbek, is a theme song for the Rugby World Cup that attempts to capture
the spirit of international friendship which pervades rugby union culture the world over."

(Wikipedia)


Lyrics for World in Union

(theinspirationroom.com)

"There’s a dream, I feel
So rare,so real
All the world in union
The world as one

Gathering together
One mind, one heart
Every creed, every colour
Once joined, never apart..."

 

THE FINAL :

 

New Zealand marks All Blacks' rugby victory with parade - 24 October 2011
- with a video
(BBC)

2011 Rugby World Cup final: New Zealand 8-7 France - 23 October 2011
"New Zealand were crowned world champions for the first time in 24 years after squeezing past an inspired France team by a single point."

Rugby World Cup final photos
(BBC)

 

VIDEOS :

  • Heineken - This Is The Game
    "Latest Heineken ad celebrating sponsorship of the Rugby World Cup 2011 - The Code of the game."

    (YouTube)

  • Total Rugby - Postcards from New Zealand with Norm Hewitt
    "All Black legend Norm Hewitt gives us an insider's tour of his home town of Wellington and reflects on his experience at RWC 1995..."
    MORE videos about Postcards from New Zealand and Rugby World Cup 2011 on the right.
    (YouTube)

 

  • Values Videos
    "The values of Rugby World Cup are Pride, Camaraderie, Passion, Champions, Intensity and Tradition.
    Hear from six international players about what each of these values means to them." 

    (rugbyworldcup.com)

THE EDUCATION PROGRAMME :

  • Before or after the rugby semi-final ???
    "20 extraits dans le désordre: tous comportent des marqueurs de TEMPS: pouvez-vous les situer dans la chronologie des faits ??"

    (sabironlangues.typepad.fr)

  • Rugby World Cup For Kids
    "Get the kids involved and excited by 2011's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand with our activities, colouring pages, flag printables, puzzles and more!"
    (activityvillage.co.uk)

  • Rugby World Cup 2011 logos - Activity sent by Lucille Couderc (Ac. Caen)

 

 

RESOURCES ABOUT RUGBY