Claims that Sky Television's successful broadcast bid for the 2011 rugby World Cup will deny New Zealanders free-to-air access to the tournament have been rubbished by the man heading the event here.
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Ian Farrant believes Dunedin will have a world-class facility to show off at the 2011 Rugby World Cup and hopes a quarterfinal will be held in the city.
Artist impression Eden Park 2011 Rugby World Cup enhancement The organisers of the 2011 rugby World Cup in New Zealand will announce next week which venues have secured the quarterfinals and bronze final matches. Rugby New Zealand will make the announcement on Thursday following a final board meeting. Auckland, already guaranteed the final and semifinals, has also bid for the quarterfinals and the third placing match.
Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) has announced a second "worldwide partner" sponsor for the tournament in New Zealand in 2011. MasterCard will be the preferred credit card and provide the official payment system for the tournament, RWCL chairman Bernard Lapasset said in a statement.
The 2011 rugby World Cup in New Zealand has attracted its first major sponsor.
A newly-wed Wellington couple have won the first two tickets to the 2011 Rugby World Cup final in a competition.