Rugby is the winner on the day!!!
For those that have no idea what I’m talking about, it was announced this morning that NZ has won the right to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Woop woop woop.
The RWC is the third largest sporting event in the world (in terms of TV viewing stats – 3.4 billion viewers), and should bring something in the vicinity of 65,000 tourists to this country. That aside, we are one of – if not the biggest – rugby nations in the world, and this is the first time since the cup started in 1987 that we have won the bid. It’s a big day for New Zealand.
The All Blacks are already favourites to win in France in 2007, and chances are that we’ll win at home too.
While this may seem trivial to many, we are a staunchly patriotic country, and this is a big deal for us.
Bring it on…