### ODT Online Sat, 27 Mar 2010
Cost of hosting World Cup ‘prohibitive’
New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully fears that hosting next year’s World Cup is proving so expensive that the country may never be able to stage the tournament again.
“I think New Zealand is approaching this event on the basis that this may be the last time our small country of four million people can afford to host a rugby World Cup, so we’re giving it everything we can.”
-Murray McCully to The Associated Press yesterday
Post by Elizabeth Kerr