The next edition of the World Cup is almost upon us with the Springboks getting ready for a serious defense of their title as World Champions. The All Blacks though have to start as overwhelming favourites and maybe this time they’ll be able to get over the finish line.
The tournament though promises to be a spectacular event and Kiwis are embracing the tournament quite positively. Games scheduled for Christchurch have been moved around the country, but the good news to fans in that area is the recent launch of the Christchurch Fanzone and Festival.
There will also be a RWC Roadshow around the country that aims to drum up as much support as possible, though with a rugby-mad country like NZ, that won’t be too hard.
With a massive amount of visitors expected for the duration of the tournament, NZ is poised to host an excellent event and really offer fans a taste of Kiwi hospitality.
On the local front, we’re gearing up for the semi finals of the Super 15 with two fantastic matches to look forward to. Reds vs the Blues and the Stormers host the Crusaders. Pity about the Sharks and the ‘Tahs but the semi’s should be a cracker!