Powerade will be one of the beverages supplied to the Rugby World Cup 2011

Powerade will be one of the beverages supplied to the Rugby World Cup 2011

The Coca-Cola Co is to be the official tournament supplier of non-alcoholic beverages to the Rugby World Cup 2011.

Coca-Cola will provide all 20 participating teams with water and its sports drink Powerade, the company confirmed in an announcement on RugbyWorldCup.com late last week.

Some of the firm's water brands include BonAqua, Dasani and Glaceau Smartwater.

The announcement extends Coca-Cola's association with the event that began with the 1995 South Africa World Cup.

Coca-Cola Oceania consumer and commercial manager, Bruce Weston said: "With planning already underway, we hope to make this our biggest Rugby World Cup ever."

Most recently, Coca-Cola was the official beverage sponsor of the Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi this month.