### ODT Online Fri, 18 Dec 2009
Dunedin, Queenstown to host six RWC teams
Dunedin and Queenstown will host six teams, including northern hemisphere heavyweights England and Ireland and their thousands of supporters, during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Under hosting arrangements announced today, Scotland, England, Ireland, Italy, a European qualifier and a play-off winner will stay in Dunedin for three pool matches to be played on September 14 and 24 and on October 2. NZPA
### rugbyworldcup.com Thursday 17 December 2009
23 centres to host RWC 2011 teams
Communities, big and small, across New Zealand have been given a chance to share in the excitement of Rugby World Cup 2011 following the decision to allocate hosting rights to 23 centres. The announcement was made by Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd (RNZ 2011) CEO Martin Snedden at a function in Auckland on Friday morning.
“We as a nation are passionate about Rugby so it’s fantastic that we can bring RWC 2011 to the backyards of so much of New Zealand,” said Snedden.
Twenty-three centres – 16 in the North Island and seven in the South Island – will host at least one of the 20 participating teams.
Post by Elizabeth Kerr