Rugby World Cup, Bagpipes Lament – Updated

(scroll down for update) A few days ago we wrote about the draconian set of rules governing items that are not permitted into world cup stadia during matches. Prohibited items included some rather ridiculous items such as furniture, car parts, animals (yes this is New Zealand) and most importantly musical instruments. That means no drums,…

Prohibited Items At Rugby World Cup

Thinking about taking your favourite car parts, trumpet, bagpipes, umbrella, fan banner or shirt, mobile phone or bike to the RWC matches? think again. You risk having them confiscated at the gate. In the absence of a national religion the sport of rugby is taken very seriously in New Zealand, where strict regulations are in…