Key keen for World Cup

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

THE Rugby World Cup could still go ahead in Christchurch, says New Zealand Prime Min­is­ter John Key. Ques­tions have been raised about whether the city will be ca­pa­ble of host­ing the event, fol­low­ing last week’s cat­a­strophic earth­quake. ‘‘ My strong pref­er­ence is to hold the Cup in Christchurch if we can be­cause I think it sends a very strong in­ter­na­tional mes­sage that Christchurch is go­ing through a re­build­ing phase, and equally, if we don’t, sadly the mes­sage is it’s not.’’

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