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Vuvuzelas not welcome at Rugby World Cup

Vuvuzelas not welcome at Rugby World Cup

The vuvuzelas which provided the droning soundtrack to last year's football World Cup in South Africa are unlikely to make a big noise at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
The ubiquitous plastic trumpets are among several items banned from World Cup venues. Also included on an eclectic list are whistles, umbrellas, roller blades, gang insignia, furniture and _ remarkably _ auto parts. Leave your carburetor at home.
Tournament officials are also given "absolute discretion" to prohibit other items that might "cause injury, public nuisance or inconvenience" or possibly conflict with tournament sponsorship arrangements.