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Fans go wild: Rugby World Cup fever in New Zealand

September 23, 2011 -- Updated 1650 GMT (0050 HKT)
The 2011 Rugby World Cup is being hosted by New Zealand, whose top-ranked All Blacks team have enjoyed the passionate backing of the whole country. The 2011 Rugby World Cup is being hosted by New Zealand, whose top-ranked All Blacks team have enjoyed the passionate backing of the whole country.
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All Black and white
All-in-one for Australia
England in bloom
Gorgeous Georgia
Irish eyes are smiling
Wonder women
Roaring on Russia
Blue is the color
Suited and booted for South Africa
Willing on Wales
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Rugby World Cup plays host to 20 countries from six continents
  • This is the second time New Zealand has been a host nation of the tournament
  • The final will be played at Auckland's Eden Park on October 23

(CNN) -- The 2011 Rugby World Cup is in full swing, and the four-yearly tournament has attracted fans from all over the world to the stadiums of New Zealand.

The festival of sport is playing host to 20 countries from six different continents, with fans showing their support in a vast array of colors and forms.

Although only one team can emerge with the Webb Ellis Trophy at Auckland's Eden Park next month, rugby fans from all over the globe will savor the action before the world champions are crowned on October 23.

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