Christchurch RWC games in jeopardy

Seven World Cup fixtures, including two quarter-finals, to be played in Christchurch could be moved elsewhere after Tuesday’s earthquake.

These matches are scheduled to be played at Lancaster Park in September and early October but they may have to be moved because of damage to hotels, restaurants, roads and other infrastructure all over the Christchurch area.

The Wallabies planned to be based in Christchurch while England and Argentina are supposed to play two games each at Lancaster Park. The Crusaders will also have to play their Super Rugby home games at another venue because liquefaction has caused major damage to the playing surface at the stadium.