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Rugby World Cup 2011 Fixture iCal Calendar

The calendar has now morphed into the ongoing International Rugby Fixtures iCal Calendar ...




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Anonymous said…
Searched on Google for iCal Rugby World Cup fixture list and the first result was your website - Now added them all to my google calender, Thank you so much!
Simon said…
Thanks Mike, the calendar's much appreciated! Simon, Dublin
Mike Riversdale said…
Pleasure guys.

NZRU/IRB have told me on Twitter they'll be doing something "in the new year" so watch their space as well.
James Grant said…
Mike thanks for the Calendar, You legend! James, London
Mike Riversdale said…
Pleasure James.

As I've said the NZRU/IRB did promise a "usable" calendar but at the moment it's still in .doc format (DOH!)

I'll be maintaining the Google calendar either way and will update with match scores, links etc
Anonymous said…
Thanks for this - made my day!
Adam
Anonymous said…
fantastic mike, thank you.
Anonymous said…
GOOD ONE MIKE - NO HASSLE - JUST WORKS - LEINSTER FAN
Mike Riversdale said…
No worries Adam, 'anon' and Leinster Fan - pass it on to all you know
Brian (Scotland) said…
Thanks mate. Saves me typing all that stuff.
Mike said…
Pleasure Brian - pass it around ;-)
Richard Glen said…
Found your calender through google search and it's great! Thanks very much.

Richard in Scotland
gavdav13 said…
Fantastic. Just what I was looking for. Cheers mate! Saved me a lot of time
Unknown said…
Good idea !! Thank You Mike !
Go to France! go the blues!
Mike Riversdale said…
Thanks Richard, gavdav13 and Afterweek - pass it on to ya mates.

Hmm, go the Blues you say ;-)
Andy said…
Many thanks Mike!
Caata said…
Great job! Thank you.
Go Romanian Oaks!!
Mike Riversdale said…
@Caata

Pleasure! Be great to watch Romania in a very tough pool :-)
Brendan said…
Excellent work. Nice clean presentation. I appreciate the effort and have just subscribed to your iCal feed. Thanks, Brendan
Mike Riversdale said…
Pleasure Brendan - see you here or online during the games :-)
Yann said…
Thanks Mike!
Exactly what I want!
Allez la France! and the others!
Mike Riversdale said…
Great to hear Yann.

Hmm, the French you say, the All Blacks' nemesis side ;-)
Anonymous said…
Thank you - very much appreciated told my colleagues!

Paul - Petersfield UK
Anonymous said…
Thanks Mike! Just what I was looking for....
Anonymous said…
Thanks Mike
David said…
just imported into google calendar...seems the time is off by 1 hour...

e.g. England v Scotland you have
DTSTART:20111001T073000Z (shows up as 5:30pm Sydney time)
should be
DTSTART:20111001T083000Z (should be 6:30pm Sydney time)

..maybe you created it before daylight savings ended and this wasn't catered for?

A local KO time in the description would be a great help too.
David said…
actually...not so sure now....NZ kicks into daylight savings on 25th Sep....Sydney not until 2nd Oct, so maybe it should show as 5:30pm...so you may have it right after all....though some earlier games prior to 25th (DLS) still seem an hour out...
Sandy said…
Thanks for putting in the effort, Mike. Much appreciated :-)
Mike said…
Awesome work mate. I neeed this in Sweden as there is 0 rugby coverage.

Just check the times though because my thick head keeps coming up with the earlier games being an hour different...
Mike Riversdale said…
Thanks everyone, spread the word :-)

Timezone: All dates are in NZ - note that the Kiwi summer time kicks in 25th September and the NZ clocks will be going forward an hour (2am will become 3am).

The calendar should automatically reflect your local timezone, especially if you're using Google Calendar. Your summer time may be ending during the RWC and thus may move some of the events by an hour.

Having said all that please let me know if there is a match that you know is wrong and I'll check it out for us all.
Anonymous said…
Mike - you are a legend! Thanks so much for putting in a the effort. Sam.
Mike said…
Right you are. Fantastic!!!
Mike Riversdale said…
Pleasure Anonymous and Mike (great name :-)

Pass it on and let the world know we can have usable match schedules despite the IRB
Anonymous said…
You are the MAN!I have been searching for one with German times for a while
Evergreen said…
Thanks Mike! Much appreciated.
Marc said…
Thanks Mike this is perfect just about to do the same myself so saved me a job. Thank-you
Mike Riversdale said…
Anonymous, Evergreen, Marc - pleasure.

I plan to add in links to the match info, maybe TV listings around the world ...
motardgeek said…
Greeting, Great work, Added to my Google account, however I couldnt add all the appointments in O2K3.. I found I had to save the file, then in OL went through and use the "Import and Export Wisard" and "Import an iCalendar or vCalendar file (.vcs)".

I then modified the ics file and added a "CATEGORIES" attribute.
Mike Riversdale said…
motardgeeek - sorry that Outlook 2003 didn't have the brains to handle it natively for you and thanks for sharing your workaround
Anonymous said…
What a great calendar - thanks for taking the effort to do this.
Mark
Mark Crowley, Munster said…
Good work. Saves a lot of hunting around!
Mike Riversdale said…
Pleasure Anonymous and Mark - will be updating the match details with links over the weekend. Looking to get links to TV schedules around the world
Dan, London said…
Good man - appreciate the time you put into putting this together!
rhinoab said…
This is great and with the scores... many thanks
Wheelz said…
You're a lengend Mike!
I was about to type them all into my iCal but had a brainwave to do a search. "Bingo!"
Mike Riversdale said…
Dan, knowtoneed, rhinoab and Peter - pleasure! Only a few weeks to go and the scores will start flowing in :-)
Anonymous said…
Many Thanks Mike, very useful, appreciate the share as will a number of my chums now.
Cheers, Ieuan.
A Welshman slowly trying to annexing England from London
Anonymous said…
Mate, thank you very much for taking the time to sort this calendar. It was a task I was dreading... Top man!
Joe O Hara said…
Thanks a million for taking the time to do this Mike. Much appreciated!
slamp said…
Thanks a lot for the calendar and the updated scores !!!
Fko said…
Thank you very very much.

Saludos desde EspaƱa.
NDR said…
Fantastic work, thanks for the calendar!

Just a small note: Bronze Final loaded on Sat 22/10 in my iCal. But the schedule on the RWC 2011 Facebook page states Fri 21/10 as the date for the match. A glitch, perhaps?
Mike Riversdale said…
Thanks Anonymous (x 2), Joe, Slamp, Fko and especially NDR - yes, I had the Bronze Final game wrong, corrected now - thanks.
YoCGuigui said…
Thanks for sharing this.
Just added it.
Stuart Wighton said…
Thanks Mike, really helpful. Must better than IRB word.doc! :)
Mike Riversdale said…
Thanks YoCGuigui and Stuart.

Stuart - to be fair to the RWC organisation company (@RugbyWorldCup) they are fully aware that their approach has been somewhat limited but in the grand scheme of things it's less of a priority for them.

https://twitter.com/#!/MiramarMike/status/105781187364134912

But hey, the community has stepped in and helped them out - if only they would share it out to all their followers ;-)
Anonymous said…
what a great app thanks but i'm having a problem getting it to sync with my i phone 4 calendar. Am i doing something wrong or is it just a case of me being a typical prop!!!!
Anonymous said…
Great thanks - saved me ages having to type them all in.
Anonymous said…
Hey Mike, Reckon you could re-schedule last weekend's AB v Aus match so we can have another crack at it?
Anonymous said…
excellent. thanks for thinking about that, Mr iCal. the official RWC site doesnt have an ical download. but they did release official apps last week. i was googling around trying to find a way to get the matches onto iCal and there was a link to your site. thanks again...
Leslie Barry said…
Thanks Mike! Looking forward to some Great Rugby! Good luck to the AB's from a Saffer...

cheers,
Leslie
Anonymous said…
Thanks, that's awesome!
Anonymous said…
Absolute legend! Thanks mate. Will pass this on to my rugby club. Go Bokke!!
amab said…
Thanks for the calender, can you do anything about the times of the games too?!
Vince said…
Cheers Mike, fantastic job. By way of reciprocation also found this rather handy scorecard in Excel for those who want to keep tabs on the results...

http://www.bhs.org.za/rwc-2011-score-card
Unknown said…
I share my calendars with my family and friends- now they'll know when it's game time! lol. Thank you!
Fantastic - saved me the effort of doing one myself :)

Just a question - you say you'll be updating with links and scores etc.

How will you do that? Just update the old entries? I am keen to use your calendar but not if it's going to become cluttered :(
Mike Riversdale said…
Thanks everyone for the nice comments, I trust it's all working for you.

Scores: I'll be putting the scores in as soon as the final whistle goes - if you don't want to know the score then please DON'T BLAME ME IF YOU GO LOOKING :)

Match report links: I will be putting in a maximum of 3 per match:
- Official World Cup site
- Official home side match report
- Official away side match report

And that's it ... probably ... if I go to a game I'll definitely be blogging it and popping a link in ;)
Mike Riversdale said…
@Vince, thanks for sharing. Shame it's Excel, a public Google Spreadsheet would've been so much cooler ;-)

Still, thanks for sharing, really appreciate it.
Anonymous said…
thanks - will be very useful
Mike Riversdale said…
Have made an open (anyone can edit) Google Doc version of the Excel spreadsheet Vince found - http://blog.mikeriversdale.co.nz/2011/09/rugby-world-cup-spreadsheet.html
Dan Caseley said…
This is some rather awesome work - thanks muchly for sharing!

When you say you'll be posting the results, is that in the Description or in the Title?

My preference is for Description, so that I don't have to see the results if I don't want to.
Alexj17 said…
Thanks so much, works perfect in my iCal (and then synced to my iPhone)
plejito said…
Thanks a lot man !
I concur with @Fishbowler - that was why I raised the question originally. It would be great if the title wasn't updated so at a glance we won't know results and if extra links are included, they go into the description rather. That would be ideal but I know it's not up to me ;)
Anonymous said…
Hey Mike Dood - You have the Wellington games down as being played at Westpac Staduim... But they are at Wellington Regional Staduim !!! lol
Wheelz said…
Same place, renamed due to sponsorship priorities.
Anonymous said…
Big thanks from Germany !
Anonymous said…
Big thanks from Canada, Mike - This is fantastic!! Now, if you could do anything about the 16 hour time difference, that would be much appreciated =0) No? Oh well, it's going to make for some early (!!) mornings. Cheers!
Mike Riversdale said…
Updated Wellington venue with the official IRB/Rugby World Cup name for the stadium - bloody sponsorship naming rights, grr :-)
Chorfu said…
A rucking good thank you from the Netherlands
Anonymous said…
Just found your calendar on Google and added it to my Google Calendar. Thank you very much!
Ross Finnie said…
Just wanted to say thanks for putting the iCal file together, saved me a lot of hassle! Time zones even stayed perfect and everything.

Ross, Scotsman in New Mexico
Shane said…
Plus one Thank You from me too. Very helpful!
Anonymous said…
Good on yah...Frank AUS
Anonymous said…
Well done and thanks. It must be the Blacks to win this time assuming Wales doesn't thrash them (in my dreams);-).
Jeremy
www.webswonder.co.uk
Mike Riversdale said…
Thanks everyone for popping in a comment, really appreciate it.

Hope everyone enjoyed the opening weekend, what a stormer it was. And the game last night in Wellington was brilliant, even had my wife hurtling out of her seat to scream at the players on the pitch :-) Shame Wales lost but just amazing to be there.
judekitch said…
Thanks Mike, great calendar, thanks for sharing. Agree last week's game in Wellie was amazing, can't wait for this Saturday!!! Cheers, Jude, Wellie
NickQP said…
Hi Mike great effort with the calendar.
I've been subscribed for two or three or four years now thank you very much.
I just wanted to check with you if you do update on a daily basis because at the moment you don't have the Irish or Scottish fixtures for this weekend (11-12th November '17) in the calendar - could you check this out please? thanks man cheers
Nick Quartey-Papafio (ex-Doncaster, Blackheath & Watford RUFC's)
Mike Riversdale said…
Happy to add you to the calendar and you can add / amend as you see fit - drop me an email and on you'll go: miramar.mike@gmail.com