Δευτέρα, 24 Οκτωβρίου 2011

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011 - MEDIA

MEDIA STATEMENT
October 24, 2011

Organisers hail success of seventh Rugby World Cup
Tournament organiser Rugby New Zealand 2011 today thanked the people of New Zealand for the way they embraced the seventh Rugby World Cup and contributed to its success.
“New Zealand has done itself proud,” said RNZ 2011 Chairman Brian Roche.
“Rugby fans, even those with a passing interest in the Game have dressed up, painted their faces and turned each match into a true festival of Rugby and our country. Others have gone to Fanzones, enjoyed REAL New Zealand Festival events and given our visitors the best of welcomes.
“We promised a stadium of four million great fans and hosts and without a doubt New Zealand has delivered.
“None of this would have been possible without the passion and dedication of an army of people across New Zealand.
“The Team 2011 volunteers have been at the forefront of our efforts to look after visitors and ensure they left with the best of memories of their time here while also contributing to the successful delivery of 48 matches.
“Through the past six years since we won the bid to host RWC 2011, our partners have worked tirelessly to ensure we created the best platform to deliver on the promises we made in Dublin.
“Today we thank those in central and local government, the NZ 2011 Office, provincial Rugby unions, regional tourism and other industry organisations and of course the staff and management of our own organisation, RNZ 2011. The collective efforts of so many have ensured we have delivered an event all New Zealanders can be proud of and one that enhances our country’s position on the world stage.
“Most importantly from our position as Tournament organiser, we have shown the world that our great, little country can deliver a globally significant event with a host of challenges. We are confident our success stands New Zealand in good stead to attract major events in the future.
“We are proud of our achievements in meeting our ticket revenue target and successfully delivering 48 matches at 12 venues. Last night’s thrilling Final was the icing on the cake of what was already one of the great Rugby World Cups.
“I would also like to thank the IRB, Chairman Bernard Lapasset, CEO Mike Miller and their team at subsidiary Rugby World Cup Ltd for the close cooperation and support they have given us since we won the bid.”
IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset said the seventh Rugby World Cup had been an outstanding success.
“New Zealand 2011 will be remembered as an exceptional Rugby World Cup. It has been a Tournament where New Zealand’s rich culture and heritage has gone hand in hand with Rugby’s tradition and values.
“New Zealanders should be proud of their event. They made it special by embracing the tournament the length and breadth of the country, welcoming all 20 teams and 100,000 international visitors with open arms. It was quite remarkable."
Lapasset also praised the Tournament Organisers and the spirit of close collaboration that has delivered one of the great Rugby World Cups.
“I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Brian Roche, Martin Snedden and the Rugby New Zealand 2011 team, the New Zealand Rugby Union and the Government for their vision, dedication and hard work in delivering Rugby World Cup 2011 in partnership with the IRB team.
“Their reward is the successful hosting of what will be remembered as one of the great Rugby World Cups, a sporting and operational success.
“New Zealand 2011 has positioned the country as a major event host, a superb tourism destination and a great country. It has also taken our sport to new audiences and has set the bar for future hosts.”
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About Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd (RNZ 2011): RNZ 2011 was established in June 2006, following the selection of the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) as the Host Union for RWC 2011 by the IRB Council in November 2005. It is the organisation responsible for the planning and delivery of RWC 2011 in New Zealand on behalf of its shareholders, the NZRU and the New Zealand Government.
About IRB Rugby World Cup: IRB Rugby World Cup is the third largest sports event in the world. The inaugural tournament took place in 1987 and it is held every four years. In 2007 the sixth tournament was held in France and enjoyed a cumulative worldwide broadcast audience of more than four billion.
For the latest on RWC 2011 visit www.rugbyworldcup.com.

Dhekelia Paochers Vs Paphos Tigers


Match Report - 14/10/11
What a busy weekend it is that the Tigers kick off their first match of the season
It’s the semi final of the Rugby World Cup ( Wales v France) its almost National Fiji Day and preparations in Dhekalia are being made big time for these weekend celebrations and Paphos Tigers have to kick off early to accommodate all these changes, and leave home before 9 am to arrive in time to kick off at 12 noon.
The Tigers are building a new squad and over a third of the team travelling have not started a full match before, but they are enthusiastic, hungry and excited about their first game of the season but know to have due respect for their opposition.
With new Captain and “old boy” Cyprus International prop Tony Thoma back from playing in the UK at Fylde, and new Vice Captain Nathan Pring leading the backs there is a lot of potential for the future.
The “Poachers” aka The 2nd Royal Anglian Regiment are not going to roll over and they lead at half time by 10 points to nil. This is totally against the run of play as the new Tigers are basically in the opposition half for over 80% of the time, but basic handling errors and a little rustiness allow the Poachers to rush into two interceptions and kick on towards the Tiger’s line and take a 10 nil lead at half time. Neither of the two trys was converted.
HT, Dhekalia Poachers 10 – Tigers Nil
The second half is very much the same as the first with great defence by the “ Poachers” but as the game progresses the new Tigers are gaining more confidence and the handling, passing and interchanging are improving all the time and the Tigers forwards are still dominant but not quite able to cross the Dhekelian line.
It is a full 30 minutes of hard rugby before the Tigers score, when four great phases of passing from the forwards to the backs resulted in a great try for young and new recruit and local Cypriot Panyiotis Charalambous running over for a well deserved try in the corner. Young “veteran” Jack Bilton getting the conversion to make the score with 10 minutes to go Dhekelia 10 –Tigers 7.
Unfortunately this is the final score despite massive surges by the brilliant Tigers forwards but the great defence by the Poachers holds out and the first win goes to the Poachers. This no disgrace for the new young Tigers and although they have lost today they will learn from this game and go on to even greater things in future.
Coach Nick Bilton stated “After the Tigers’s performance today I see no reason why these young lads should not be pushing for League Champions by the end of this Season”
The Paphos Tigers are sponsored by The Lodge, Misbehavious Ltd, Sit Down With Bob, The New Horizon, Shadeports +, and Premier Cleaning and Coatings
Sue Rolfe,
Secretary,
Paphos Tigers Rugby Football Club

Κυριακή, 23 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Αγωνιστική / Day 2

Spartans - Πόλις Αιγάλεω 90-0
Lions Θεσσ. - Αttica Springboks 20-46
Ηρακλής - Αthens Rugby 22-0 (δεν προσήλθαν οι φιλοξενουμενοι)

Κυριακή, 9 Οκτωβρίου 2011

Αγωνιστική / Day 1

Κολοσσοί Ρόδου - Ιππότες Ρόδου δεν έγινε λόγω αδυναμίας προσέλευσης διαιτητή
Αttica Springboks - Spartans 41-0
Athens Rugby - Lions Θεσσαλονίκη 25-22

Πρωτάθλημα 2011-2012 Championship

1η Αγωνιστική - 8-9/10/2001
Κολοσσοί Ρόδου - Ιππότες Ρόδου
Αttica Springboks - Spartans
Athens Rugby - Lions Θεσσαλονίκη
Πόλις Αιγάλεω - Πάτρα
Ρεπό Ηρακλής

2η Αγωνιστική 22-23/10/2011
Spartans - Πόλις Αιγάλεω
Lions Θεσσ. - Αttica Springboks
Πάτρα - Κολοσσοί Ρόδου
Ηρακλής - Αthens Rugby
Ρεπό Ιππότες Ρόδου

3η Αγωνιστική 26-27/11/2011
Attica Spingboks - Ηρακλής
Πόλις Αιγάλεω - Lions Θεσσ.
Ιππότες Ρόδου - Πάτρα
Κολοσσοί Ρόδου - Spartans
Ρεπό Athens Rugby

4η Αγωνιστική 10-11/12/2011
Spartans - Ιππότες Ρόδου
Lions Θεσσ. - Κολοσσοί Ρόδου
Ηρακλής - Πόλις Αιγάλεω
Athens Rugby - Attica Springboks
Ρεπό Πάτρα

5η Αγωνιστική 15-15/1/2012
Πόλις Αιγάλεω - Athens Rugby
Κολοσσοί Ρόδου - Ηρακλής
Ιππότες Ρόδου - Lions Θεσσ.
Πάτρα - Spartans
Ρεπό Attica Springboks

6η Αγωνιστική 28-29/1/2012
Lions Θεσσ. - Πάτρα
Ηρακλής - Ιππότες Ρόδου
Athens Rugby - Κολοσσοί Ρόδου
Attica Springboks - Πόλις Αιγάλεω
Ρεπό Spartans

7η Αγωνιστική 11-12/2/2012
Κολοσσοί Ρόδου - Attica Springboks
Ιππότες Ρόδου - Athens Rugby
Πάτρα - Ηρακλής
Spartans - Lions Θεσσ.
Ρεπό Πόλις Αιγάλεω

8η Αγωνιστική 25-26/2/2012
Ηρακλής - Spartans
Athens Rugby - Πάτρα
Attica Springboks - Ιππότες Ρόδου
Πόλις Αιγάλεω - Κολοσσοί Ρόδου
Ρεπό Lions Θεσσ.

9η Αγωνιστική 10-11/3/2012
Ιππότες Ρόδου - Πόλις Αιγάλεω
Πάτρα - Attica Springboks
Athens Rugby - Spartans
Lions Θεσσ. - Ηρακλής
Ρεπό Κολοσσοί Ρόδου

FINAL FOUR 24-25/3/2012

TΕΛΙΚΟΣ 7-8/4/2012