England players to visit quake city

2:01 pm on 1 September 2011

A group of England rugby players will visit Christchurch next Wednesday.

England was originally scheduled to be play its Rugby World Cup pool matches in Christchurch against Argentina and Georgia before the earthquake on 22 February led to the games being moved to Dunedin.

Manager Martin Johnson says the whole England squad was shocked by what took place in February and wanted to show their support for the people of Christchurch.

The All Blacks are due to be in Christchurch from 17 - 20 September and Australia will travel there on 28 September.