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WELLINGTON - New Zealand stadium authorities have moved swiftly to ensure that the vuvuzelas introduced to the rest of the globe at the 2010 World Cup are unlikely to be heard at next year's equivalent in rugby.
The long plastic horns, which have been likened to the sound of a swarm of angry bees, have already been banned from this weekend's Tri-Nations opener between the All Blacks and South Africa in Auckland. Other stadiums are set to follow suit.
"I think it's a judgment call on whether to let in certain items," Eden Park's chief executive David Kennedy told the New Zealand Press Association yesterday.
"There are 25000 people expected to turn up for the Test match this weekend and any vuvuzelas brought to the venue will be confiscated."
Christchurch's AMI stadium officials are also likely to ban the trumpets for the Bledisloe Cup clash between New Zealand and Australia on August 7.
"We would be concerned about the potential for them to spoil the experience for fans at the stadiums," said Bryan Pearson, the chief executive of venue management company VBase.
"I can't see that that sort of deafening drone is going to be in any way well received by fans at AMI stadium." - Reuters