Rugby World Cup 2011

ABs take Cup to quake city

2011-10-25 08:50
All Blacks lifting the Webb Ellis Cup (File)

Wellington - The All Blacks have taken the Rugby World Cup trophy to New Zealand's second-largest city of Christchurch, which was stripped of hosting its World Cup matches after a February earthquake which left 182 dead.

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Thousands of fans turned out at Hagley Park near the still cordoned-off central city to greet the team which beat France 8-7 in Sunday's final to win the World Cup for the first time in 24 years.

Christchurch was to have hosted seven Cup matches, including two quarterfinals, but was forced to give up those games when its main stadium was damaged in the 6.3 magnitude quake which hit the city on February 22.


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