This content requires version 9 to be installed on your computer.

Rugby World Cup 2011

The International Rugby Board (IRB) announced New Zealand was granted the rights to host Rugby World Cup 2011 on 17 November 2005 in Dublin.

The bid submitted by New Zealand was built around the theme that the Tournament would be hosted in New Zealand's "Stadium of Four Million" and that it would be an "ALL RUGBY" experience for all involved.

New Zealand is the spiritual home of Rugby and therefore provides a fantastic location to host Rugby World Cup 2011 - which promises to be the best Tournament yet. 

After being host to the first Rugby World Cup Final in 1987 (Eden Park Stadium, Auckland), Rugby World Cup 2011 will be the first time a Tournament returns to the same host nation and venue for a second Rugby World Cup Final.


The 7th Rugby World Cup Tournament kicks off on the 9 September 2011. View the interactive match schedule.


The 48 matches of Rugby World Cup 2011 are being played at 12 stadiums spread across both the North and South Island. Find out more about the locations of all the matches.


View the global invitation to New Zealand in 2011 as New Zealand gets set to welcome the world.

TM © Rugby World Cup Limited 2008.    © 2012 Rugby Travel and Hospitality (NZ) Ltd