New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011 | 9 September - 23 October 2011

New Zealand will host the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC 2011) a quadrennial international rugby union competition inaugurated in 1987. It will be the largest sporting event ever held in New Zealand. Tournament organisers are forecasting at least 95,000 international visitors and RWC 2011 will also be watched by billions of viewers in over 100 countries, with 2000 international media attending the event. Twenty teams will compete in the tournament from 9 September to 23 October, and will be divided into four Pools - decided by draw in 2008. The teams are:
Argentina Australia England Fiji France Ireland Italy New Zealand Scotland South Africa Tonga Wales Canada Georgia Japan Namibia Romania Russia Samoa United States

Russia will be making its World Cup debut in 2011.  

The official Rugby World Cup websites:

For more information on travel, tickets and hospitality packages please visit the official Rugby World Cup website.

The Beginner’s Guide to Rugby website.

Most games will be screened in Germany (on pay to watch TV Sport1+)

New Zealand - Tonga, Group A in Auckland/New Zealand
Date: 09.09.2011      Time: 10:25am - 12:15pm

France - Japan, Group A in North Shore/New Zealand
Date: 10.09.2011      Time: 07:55am - 09:40am

South Africa - Wales, Group D in Wellington/New Zealand
Date: 11.09.2011      Time: 10:25am - 12:15pm

South Africa - Fiji, Group D in Wellington/New Zealand
Date: 17.09.2011      Time: 07:55am - 09:45am

England - Georgia, Group B in Christchurch/New Zealand
Date: 18.09.2011      Time: 07:55am - 09:45am

South Africa - Namibia, Group D in North Shore/New Zealand
Date: 22.09.2011      Time: 09:55am - 11:45am

Australia - USA, Group C in Wellington/New Zealand
Date: 23.09.2011      Time: 10:25am - 12:15pm

New Zealand - France, Group A in Auckland/New Zealand
Date: 24.09.2011      Time: 10:25am - 12:15pm

Argentina - Scotland, Group B in Christchurch/NewZealand
Date: 25.09.2011      Time: 09:25am - 11:15am

South Africa- Samoa, Group D in North Shore/New Zealand
Date: 30.09.2011      Time: 09:25am - 11:30am

Please check Sport1+ website's monthly overview for game times in October. 

In Berlin you can also watch the games at these venues:

Antipodes (Fehrbelliner Straße 5, 10119 Berlin) will be screening the All Blacks games.

Irish Harp Pub (Giesebrechtstrasse 15, 10629 Berlin, Phone: 030 2232 8735) will be screening most games.

Belushi's in Berlin (Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 41, 10178 Berlin) will be screening all games.

Kiwi Pub (Albrechtstraße 115, 12167 Berlin-Steglitz) will be screening the Semi-finals and finals.

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