Set the alarm following an earthquake in New Zealand. Tuesday 22 February there was an earthquake in the city of Christchurch 6.3 degrees, where seven games of the World Cup that will be held this year in that country will be conducted. Rugby 2011 world will be played from September 10 to 23 October in various cities of the country, including the aforementioned. Although the International Rugby Federation declared that it is not the time to think about the world, he took care to create a crisis group. Through an official statement published on the web, the IRB expressed thoughts and deepest condolences for the global rugby family are with the people of Christchurch, their families and all New Zealanders at this difficult time. We believe that it would be inappropriate to comment at this time on the State of the World Cup Rugby 2011, of the infrastructure or operations. The focus at this time should be in emergency response, they added.

For his part, the President of the French Rugby Federation, Pierre Camou, stated that I am in contact with the Chairman of the IRB, Bernardo Lapasset. They have created a crisis group, since they can continue the replicas. I don’t think that tremors would endanger the Organization of the World Cup at the stadium in Christchurch. At the moment, earthquakes were located and does not cast doubt on the stadium. I think New Zealand has solutions in this regard if you needed them, he added. In addition, said: If we can receive the Rugby World Cup as planned in Christchurch, would like to do so, to complete saying: it is a very important city to New Zealand and will be a demonstration that Christchurch has become to put foot, alluding to the second most important city of the country.