RWC 2011 Roadshow

12 July 2011

Excitement is building for Rugby World Cup 2011 and Wellingtonians can be part of the buzz when the RWC 2011 Roadshow rolls into the Capital tomorrow (13 July).

The Roadshow was popular with all ages when it rolled through Bluff last week

The Roadshow was popular with all ages when it rolled through Bluff last week

The Roadshow truck will park at Odlins Plaza, outside the Wharewaka on the waterfront, from 6.30am to 9.30am tomorrow. And the two best-dressed fans to attend in RWC 2011 colours - of any country - will each win a pair of World Cup match tickets.

The competition is one of many in the lead-up to the tournament. From late August, there will also be prizes for dressing up homes, cars and workplaces.

We'll have more information soon, but you can start dreaming up creative ways to dress up your surroundings.

At the Roadshow, fans can have their photograph taken with the Webb Ellis Cup and experience interactive displays and videos on the tournament's history and legends.

Visitors to the Roadshow will be able to buy RWC 2011 tickets and preview the events planned around the tournament in the REAL
New Zealand Festival and Wellington's Festival of Carnivale.

Each 'stop' on the Roadshow adopts a team and ours is Australia. Roadshow organisers are calling for Australians (and fans of Australia) to come and show their support - if they turn up just before 7.00am they might also be spotted on TV One's Breakfast programme, which will be doing live crosses. Souljazz trio Twinset will play Australian songs and a World of WearableArt model will parade around in a Sydney Harbour Bridge garment.

Visitors to the Roadshow can see images from the Black Boots exhibition - All Black great Andy Leslie will be on hand with quirky stories - and hear the City of Wellington Pipe Band and watch the Migrating Kitchen participants show off some stunning dishes and their national dress.