Posts Tagged "christchurch"

Quake-ravaged Christchurch will lose its Rugby World Cup hosting rights on the back of a new report showing the city’s stadium is unfit for games, British media is reporting.

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Seeing the devastation on the television cannot do justice to the depth of fear and despair of those in Christchurch. The terror and disbelief in the eyes of the survivors, the manic search for those trapped is impossible to fathom.

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A report in the New Zealand media has said that rugby is New Zealand’s favourite sport, with league in second and football in third.

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In October 2003, Frank Lowy appointed a taskforce to look at the reasons for the downfall of the National Soccer League. On this taskforce were many big names in the then “soccer” fraternity.

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I was against the idea of expanding the NRL with a second club from New Zealand based in Christchurch. However, after being there for the rugby last weekend, I must say that I am mightily impressed by the cities love of league.

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After almost 20,000 fans packed out Christchurch’s AMI Stadium for last weekend’s Wellington-Adelaide clash, many pundits have been asking whether the South Island’s largest city should be a site for future A-League expansion.

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The Wellington Phoenix beat Adelaide United 1-0 at Christchurch to get their A-League playoffs campaign back on track.

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