The NZRFU told the iRB in August that the 2011 Rugby World Cup is predicted to cost NZ$310 million to host and will generate NZ$280 million in ticket sales. This amounts to a NZ$30 million loss to be shouldered by the New Zealand government and the New Zealand RFU. Furthermore, due to an expected acute shortage of accomodation in Auckland, cruise ships will be used to house fans. What the hell is going on here?! Has any planning whatsoever gone into this project other than "quick, lets nab the World Cup"?! Didn't anyone think of the problems involved with housing a projected figure of 70,000 fans (an seriously optimistic figure considering that allot of Home Nations and North American fans will be probably compromising to save on going to the 2012 olympics instead). The entire running of this has been shambolic from the start, I seriously have to stop reading these 2011 RWC horror stories before I have a heart attack out of sheer rage at the iRB and the various fat cats of the top ten Unions content with keeping the game as a closed shop. I hear that England wants the 2015 RWC. Ho hum, I guess we'll have yet another rigged vote behind closed doors and yet another fiasco because as proved by the last few planning fiascos in the UK (The dome, the Scottish Parliament, Wembley Stadium, etc) we can't even build a tree house, let alone plan a Rugby World Cup. I. Am. So. Angry. Right. Now.