RWC 2011 By The Numbers

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