Vuvuzelas banned from RWC

2010-06-30 08:15
Vuvuzela ban (File)
Auckland - Vuvuzelas might be a major part of this year's Soccer World Cup, but they will play no part in rugby's showpiece event next year in New Zealand.

According to the Rugby World Cup website, "airhorns or sound amplifiers including loudhailers" and "musical instruments" and "whistles" are prohibited from next year's venues.

The horns, originally a South African phenomenon, have been selling worldwide since the start of the Soccer World Cup.

Christchurch's AMI Stadium bosses are also considering a ban on vuvuzelas.

According to The Press website, VBase chief executive Bryan Pearson said a decision would be made before the Bledisloe Cup match on August 7 in Christchurch.

"We haven't made any decisions. We would be concerned about the potential for them to spoil the experience for fans at the stadiums," he said.

"Given the experience at the Soccer World Cup, I can't see that that sort of deafening drone is going to be in any way well received by fans at AMI Stadium."


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