New Zealand joy at World Cup suc­cess

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - Rugbyunion sport -

NEW Zealand’s Rugby World Cup min­is­ter Murray Mc­Cully be­lieves his coun­try could host the tour­na­ment again af­ter prov­ing they are ca­pa­ble of stag­ing ma­jor sport­ing events.

Mc­Cully had pre­vi­ously ar­gued that the 2011 World Cup could be New Zealand’s last op­por­tu­nity to stage an event of this mag­ni­tude be­cause of the high costs in­volved.

But the early suc­cess of the tour­na­ment has per­suaded Mc­Cully to change tack – and he would not rule out a po­ten­tial Com­mon­wealth Games bid.

Mc­Cully said: “We have not just demon­strated we can make it work, we have also shown New Zealand has a place in the queue of na­tions that want to host the cup.”

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