October, 2011

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    RWC 2011 By The Numbers

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    I was ten years old when my dad took me to watch the final of the inaugural Rugby World Cup in Auckland in 1987 in two days time I am going to go full circle and travel to the final at Eden Park to watch New Zealand do battle with France once again.

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    Twenty Four years on unfortunately my  Dad is no longer with us but I have been able to take my 5 year old daughter Indigo to Eden Park to experience some of the magic that is Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand.

    As a rugby mad New Zealander I have been proud to work on some of the technology that has supported this great tournament. At the Tech.Ed NZ keynote I talked about the video platform that sits behind the Rugby World Cup 2011 event (50 mins in). With 46 matches played and 2 to go, take a moment to look back and check out some of the 61 hours of incredible tournament rugby available to us free of charge on the Rugby World Cup official website!

    The IRB have also just released the official stats for the digital solutions on their website

    • The official mobile application was downloaded more than 3 million times
    • More than 17 million video clips viewed on the official RWC 2011 mobile app!
    • Page impressions on the official mobile application outnumber rugbyworldcup.com by a factor of 3:1
    • More than 5 million video clips have been viewed (in Silverlight) on the website at rugbyworldcup.com

    Rugby World Cup Head of Communications Dominic Rumbles said: “The Rugby World Cup 2011 digital offering has been one of the success stories of what has been an exceptional Rugby World Cup. In partnership with the Rugby New Zealand 2011 organising body we have provided an integrated platform that is easily accessible for fans from around the world, while generating maximum promotion of the event.”

    “We are delighted with the record numbers of fans that have become involved in Rugby’s showcase event, even though they may not have been able to make it to New Zealand.”

    Here is an interview I gave with Dominic Rumbles on Radio Sport before the start of the tournament.

    Check out the Microsoft New Zealand Rugby World Cup 2011 sponsorship page.

    Read the DeltaTre press release“In the first two weeks of the Tournament there were nearly ten million unique visitors from more than 200 countries”

    Final

    Date

    Home

    Result

    Away

    Venue

    Match Video

    23-Oct-11

    France

    7-8

    New Zealand

    Auckland

    Replay

    Bronze Final

    Date

    Home

    Result

    Away

    Venue

    Match Video

    21-Oct-11

    Wales

    18-21

    Australia

    Auckland

    Replay

    Semi Finals

    Date

    Home

    Result

    Away

    Venue

    Match Video

    16-Oct-11

    Australia

    6 - 20

    New Zealand

    Auckland

    Replay

    15-Oct-11

    Wales

    8 - 9

    France

    Auckland

    Replay

    Quarter Finals

    Date

    Home

    Result

    Away

    Venue

    Match Video

    8-Oct-11

    Ireland

    10 - 22

    Wales

    Wellington

    Replay

    8-Oct-11

    England

    12 - 19

    France

    Auckland

    Replay

    9-Oct-11

    South Africa

    9 - 11

    Australia

    Wellington

    Replay

    9-Oct-11

    New Zealand

    33 - 10

    Argentina

    Auckland

    Replay

    Pool Play

    Date

    Home

    Result

    Away

    Venue

    Match Video

    9-Sep-11

    New Zealand

    41 - 10

    Tonga

    Auckland

    Replay

    10-Sep-11

    France

    47 - 21

    Japan

    Auckland

    Replay

    10-Sep-11

    Scotland

    34 - 24

    Romania

    Invercargill

    Replay

    10-Sep-11

    Argentina

    9 - 13

    England

    Dunedin

    Replay

    10-Sep-11

    Fiji

    49 - 25

    Namibia

    Rotorua

    Replay

    11-Sep-11

    Australia

    32 - 6

    Italy

    Auckland

    Replay

    11-Sep-11

    Ireland

    22 - 10

    USA

    New Plymouth

    Replay

    11-Sep-11

    South Africa

    17 - 16

    Wales

    Wellington

    Replay

    14-Sep-11

    Tonga

    20 - 25

    Canada

    Whangarei

    Replay

    14-Sep-11

    Scotland

    15 - 6

    Georgia

    Invercargill

    Replay

    14-Sep-11

    Samoa

    49 - 12

    Namibia

    Rotorua

    Replay

    15-Sep-11

    Russia

    6 - 13

    USA

    New Plymouth

    Replay

    16-Sep-11

    New Zealand

    83 - 7

    Japan

    Hamilton

    Replay

    17-Sep-11

    Argentina

    43 - 8

    Romania

    Invercargill

    Replay

    17-Sep-11

    Australia

    6 - 15

    Ireland

    Auckland

    Replay

    17-Sep-11

    South Africa

    49 - 3

    Fiji

    Wellington

    Replay

    18-Sep-11

    France

    46 - 19

    Canada

    Napier

    Replay

    18-Sep-11

    England

    41 - 10

    Georgia

    Dunedin

    Replay

    18-Sep-11

    Wales

    17 - 10

    Samoa

    Hamilton

    Replay

    20-Sep-11

    Italy

    53 - 17

    Russia

    Nelson

    Replay

    21-Sep-11

    Tonga

    31 - 18

    Japan

    Whangarei

    Replay

    22-Sep-11

    South Africa

    87 - 0

    Namibia

    Auckland

    Replay

    23-Sep-11

    Australia

    67 - 5

    USA

    Wellington

    Replay

    24-Sep-11

    New Zealand

    37 - 17

    France

    Auckland

    Replay

    24-Sep-11

    England

    67 - 3

    Romania

    Dunedin

    Replay

    25-Sep-11

    Argentina

    13 - 12

    Scotland

    Wellington

    Replay

    25-Sep-11

    Ireland

    62 - 12

    Russia

    Rotorua

    Replay

    25-Sep-11

    Fiji

    7 - 27

    Samoa

    Auckland

    Replay

    26-Sep-11

    Wales

    81 - 7

    Namibia

    New Plymouth

    Replay

    27-Sep-11

    Canada

    23 - 23

    Japan

    Napier

    Replay

    27-Sep-11

    Italy

    27 - 10

    USA

    Nelson

    Replay

    28-Sep-11

    Georgia

    25 - 9

    Romania

    Palmerston North

    Replay

    30-Sep-11

    South Africa

    13 - 5

    Samoa

    Auckland

    Replay

    1-Oct-11

    France

    14 - 19

    Tonga

    Wellington

    Replay

    1-Oct-11

    England

    16 - 12

    Scotland

    Auckland

    Replay

    1-Oct-11

    Australia

    68 - 22

    Russia

    Nelson

    Replay

    2-Oct-11

    New Zealand

    79 - 15

    Canada

    Wellington

    Replay

    2-Oct-11

    Argentina

    25 - 7

    Georgia

    Palmerston North

    Replay

    2-Oct-11

    Ireland

    36 - 6

    Italy

    Dunedin

    Replay

    2-Oct-11

    Wales

    66 - 0

    Fiji

    Hamilton

    Replay

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