Marlborough to Host Russia
Marlborough is hosting the Russian rugby team as they qualified for the Europe 2 position. This is the first time Russia has qualified for a Rugby World Cup and Marlborough is proud to host and support them.
The team will be staying in Blenheim from September 6 to 12, and September 16 to 18, but will not be playing any games here.
Marlburians are encouraged to get in behind the Russians, support them and make them feel welcome in our wonderful region.
The team will use Lansdowne Park and the swimming pool and gym at Stadium 2000, while they are in town.
Rugby World Cup 2011, Proud Host logo. Russia are in Pool C with Australia, Ireland, Italy and USA.
Their four pool games are:
* Thurs Sept 15 - Russia v USA - New Plymouth, Stadium Taranaki
* Tues Sept 20 - Italy v Russia - Nelson, Trafalgar Park
* Sun Sept 25 - Ireland v Russia - Rotorua, Rotorua International Stadium
* Sat Oct 1 - Australia v Russia - Christchurch, Stadium Christchurch
Nelson is hosting 2 games as follows:
* Tues Sept 20 - Italy v Russia
* Tues Sept 27 - Italy v USA
For a full game schedule please see: Rugby World Cup 2011, New Zealand pools and match schedule.