2011 IRB Rugby World Cup Match Schedule

South Africa are the current Rugby World Champions. They beat England in the 2007 IRB Rugby World Cup final in Paris. Besides the 2011 Super 15 tournament and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup (which started on the 19th of February), the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup is also coming this year.

The 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup is being hosted by New Zealand. It is said that this tournament will be biggest sporting tournament to be hosted by the island nation. More than 70,000 visitors are expected to make the trip to New Zealand for the tournament.

12 New Zealand cities will be hosting matches at 13 different stadiums in the tournament: Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua, Dunedin, Hamilton, Whangarei, New Plymouth, Napier, Nelson, Palmerston North and Invercargill. Auckland will be the only city to host matches at 2 different stadiums during the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup.

20 countries will be competing in the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup. The pariticipants will be competing in 4 pools. The top 2 countries from each pool will be playing against eachother in the Quarter Final stage of the tournament.

Pool APool B Pool CPool D
New ZealandArgentinaAustraliaSouth Africa

This is the full match schedule for the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup:

DateTime (NZ)PoolMatchHost CitySatium
Sept 920:30ANew Zealand v TongaAucklandEden Park
Sept 1013:00BScotland v RomaniaInvercargillRugby Park Stadium
Sept 1015:30DFiji v NamibiaRotoruaRotorua International Stadium
Sept 1018:00AFrance v JapanNorth ShoreNorth Harbour Stadium
Sept 1020:30BArgentina v EnglandChristchurchStadium Christchurch
Sept 1115:30CAustralia V ItalyChristchurchStadium Christchurch
Sept 1118:00CIreland v USANew PlymouthStadium Taranaki
Sept 1120:30DSouth Africa v WalesWellingtonWellington Regional Stadium
Sept 1414:30DSamoa v NamibiaRotoruaRotorua International Stadium
Sept 1417:00ATonga v CanadaWhangareiNorthland Events Centre
Sept 1419:30AScotland v GeorgiaDunedinDunedin (TBA)
Sept 1519:30CRussia v USANew PlymouthStadium Taranaki
Sept 1620:00ANew Zealand v JapanHamiltonWaikato Stadium
Sept 1715:30BArgentina V RomaniaInvercargillRugby Park Stadium
Sept 1718:00DSouth Africa v FijiWellingtonWellington Regional Stadium
Sept 1720:30CAustralia v IrelandAucklandEden Park
Sept 1815:30DWales v SomoaHamiltonWaikato Stadium
Sept 1818:00BEngland v GeorgiaChristchurchStadium Christchurch
Sept 1820:30AFrance v CanadaNapierMcLean Park
Sept 2019:30CItaly v RussiaNelsonTrafalgar Park
Sept 2119:30ATonga v JapanWhangareiNorthland Events Centre
Sept 2220:00DSouth Africa v NamibiaNorth ShoreNorth Harbour Stadium
Sept 2320:30CAustralia v USAWellingtonWellington Regional Stadium
Sept 2418:00BEngland v RomaniaDunedinDunedin (TBA)
Sept 2420:30ANew Zealand v FranceAucklandEden Park
Sept 2515:30DFiji v SamoaAucklandEden Park
Sept 2518:00CIreland v RussiaRotoruaRotorua International Stadium
Sept 2520:30BArgentina v ScotlandChristchurchStadium Christchurch
Sept 2619:30DWales v NamibiaNew PlymouthStadium Taranaki
Sept 2717:00ACanada v JapanNapierMcLean Park
Sept 2719:30CItaly v USANelsonTrafalgar Park
Sept 2819:30BGeorgia v RomaniaPalmerston NorthArena Manawatu
Sept 3020:30DSouth Africa v SomoaNorth ShoreNorth Harbour Stadium
Oct 115:30CAustralia v RussiaChristchurchStadium Christchurch
Oct 118:00AFrance v TongaWellingtonWellington Regional Stadium
Oct 120:30BEngland v ScotlandAucklandEden Park
Oct 213:00BArgentina v GeorgiaPalmerston NorthArena Manawatu
Oct 215:30ANew Zealand v CanadaWellingtonWellington Regional Stadium
Oct 218:00DWales v FijiHamiltonWaikato Stadium
Oct 220:30CIreland v ItalyDunedinDunedin (TBA)
Oct 818:00QF1: W Pool C v RU Pool DWellingtonWellington Regional Stadium
Oct 820:30QF2: W Pool B v RU Pool AChristchurchStadium Christchurch
Oct 918:00QF3: W Pool D v RU Pool CWellingtonWellington Regional Stadium
Oct 920:30QF4: W Pool D v RU Pool BChristchurchStadium Christchurch
Oct 1521:00SF1: W QF1 v W QF2AucklandEden Park
Oct 1621:00SF2: W QF3 v W QF4Auckland Eden Park
Oct 2120:30Bronze FinalAucklandEden Park
Oct 2321:00FinalAucklandEden Park

We wish the Springboks all the best with their 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup campaign.

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