2011 Rugby World Cup

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The 2011 Rugby World Cup was the seventh Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union competition inaugurated in 1987.wikipedia
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New Zealand national rugby union team

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The tournament was won by New Zealand, who defeated France 8–7 in the final.
The team has won the last two Rugby World Cups, in 2011 and 2015 as well as the inaugural tournament in 1987.

2011 Rugby World Cup Final

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The tournament was won by New Zealand, who defeated France 8–7 in the final.
The 2011 Rugby World Cup Final was a rugby union match between France and New Zealand, to determine the winner of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

France national rugby union team

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The tournament was won by New Zealand, who defeated France 8–7 in the final.
They have reached the final three times, losing to the All Blacks in 1987 and 2011 and to Australia in 1999.

Eden Park

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The final was played at Eden Park in Auckland on Sunday 23 October 2011, a date chosen because it fell on a long weekend of New Zealand's Labour Day holiday.
In 2011 it hosted pool games, two quarter-finals, both semi-finals and the final of 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Forsyth Barr Stadium

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The construction of Dunedin's Forsyth Barr Stadium, known during the tournament as Otago Stadium, was a source of concern as the project was operating in a tight time frame.
At various stages of development it was also known as Dunedin Stadium or Awatea Street Stadium, or its non-commercial official name during the 2011 Rugby World Cup and 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Otago Stadium. It is also known colloquially as 'the glasshouse' due to its resemblance to a horticultural hothouse.

2011 June rugby union tests

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In the northern hemisphere, a series of friendlies played in August 2011 replaced the annual tours to the southern hemisphere.
The 2011 mid-year rugby union tests featured only seven matches due to the upcoming 2011 Rugby World Cup.

2011 Tri Nations Series

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The 2011 Tri Nations Series was shortened to include only six games instead of the usual nine.
The 2011 Rugby World Cup was held in New Zealand between 9 September and 23 October 2011.

2011 Rugby World Cup – Asia qualification

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Asia's world cup qualifiers will be centred on its flagship tournament, the Asian Five Nations.

2007 Rugby World Cup

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Twelve teams qualified by finishing in the top three of their pool in the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
The top three nations from each pool at the end of the pool stage qualified automatically for the 2011 World Cup.

2011 Rugby World Cup – Europe qualification

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The winner of this playoff, Romania, entered a playoff to decide the 20th place at Rugby World Cup 2011.

2011 Rugby World Cup – Africa qualification

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The runner-up of the tournament will be entered into the four team World Cup playoff for the 20th 2011 Rugby World Cup finalist berth.

Stadium New Zealand

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On 10 November 2006, the New Zealand Government announced plans for Stadium New Zealand in Auckland.
Stadium New Zealand, often called the Waterfront Stadium, was the provisional name for a national stadium proposed for Auckland's waterfront to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Tonga national rugby union team

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The opening match saw the hosts, New Zealand, take on Tonga.
The Ikale Tahi achieved a historic 19–14 victory over France in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, but having lost to New Zealand and Canada, were unable to achieve what would have been their first ever presence at the quarter-finals.

George Clancy (rugby union)

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Clancy refereed at the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups.

Trafalgar Park, Nelson

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The stadium has a capacity of 18,000, following upgrades completed for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

2011 Rugby World Cup – Americas qualification

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Changes in participation levels were due to Argentina earning a spot in the 2011 tournament with their performance in 2007, Saint Lucia not participating, and Mexico making their Rugby World Cup qualifying debut.

United States national rugby union team

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North American entrants Canada beat USA in two warm-up friendlies in August 2011.
In November 2009, the United States booked their place at the 2011 Rugby World Cup with two wins against Uruguay, winning the home leg 27–6 in Florida.

Canada national rugby union team

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North American entrants Canada beat USA in two warm-up friendlies in August 2011.
Canada beat the United States in a two-legged playoff game in July 2009 to qualify for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and enter the tournament as Americas 1.

Australia national rugby union team

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The defending champions, South Africa, were eliminated by Australia 11–9 in the quarter-finals.
Australia also won their first match against Italy in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, but lost their second 2011 World Cup match, 6–15 against Ireland.

Craig Joubert

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In the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Joubert refereed four pool games, a quarter final, a semi-final and the final.

South Africa national rugby union team

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The defending champions, South Africa, were eliminated by Australia 11–9 in the quarter-finals.
At the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the Springboks topped their group before falling to Australia 11–9 in the quarter-final.

Rugby World Cup

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The 2011 Rugby World Cup was the seventh Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial international rugby union competition inaugurated in 1987.
The 2011 tournament was awarded to New Zealand in November 2005, ahead of bids from Japan and South Africa.

McLean Park

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At the 2011 Rugby World Cup, McLean Park was again chosen as a venue and hosted two games in Pool A, France vs. Canada on 18 September 2011 and Canada vs. Japan on 27 September 2011.

2011 Rugby World Cup – Oceania qualification

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There was one qualifier for Rugby World Cup 2011 from the Oceania region.

Lancaster Park

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Due to damage to Stadium Christchurch and many other facilities in Christchurch caused by the earthquake on 22 February 2011, it was announced on 16 March that the matches to be played in the city would be relocated.
The total capacity was 38,500 and was to be raised to nearly 45,000 with temporary seating for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, in what would have made it the second largest stadium in New Zealand after Eden Park.