2011 World Cup

NBC to Broadcast Rugby World Cup [VIDEO]

Forgive me for being late to this party but I found myself surprised to learn that NBC/Universal has signed an exclusive deal a year ago to broadcast the matches of both the 2011 and the 2015 Rugby World Cup. We’ll be covering the Cup on TOS in extensive detail, bringing in a series of ringer … Read more

Official World Cup Rugby Ball [PHOTO]

I don’t know why I’ve been so interested in the trappings of the World Cup this year, specifically the internal debate in New Zealand regarding the use of Maori cultural symbols in presenting the game and subsequently the nation.  But I am.  The official ball continues the Maori theme. From an article on the ball … Read more

New Zealand Gov’t Building $1.5 Million Waka for Rugby World Cup

The New Zealand government, in an attempt to celebrate the culture of the native Maori, the native culture people who assimilated with visiting Europeans at the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.  A Herald Sun article describes the structure: A GIANT plastic canoe being built especially for the Rugby World Cup is causing a … Read more