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Monday, October 31, 2011

Rugby World Cup 2011 Team of the Tournament

Rugby World Cup 2011 finished just over a week ago, so since then a few different sectors of the media have been stringing together their respective Teams of the Tournament. Here's a few to mull over, as well as a surprisingly balanced one from Reunion in New Zealand. MORE »

Friday, October 28, 2011

This is the game - A breakdown of the 2011 Rugby World Cup

Will Carling, Zinzan Brooke, Rob Henderson, Scott Quinnell, and Matt Burke are back for the final episode of TITG to discuss the final of the Rugby World Cup, and which other moments stood out for them. It was an interesting discussion, with all the usual banter. MORE »

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Richie McCaw knee on Morgan Parra, Donald kick, Rougerie eye-gouge, and more

In the aftermath of the All Blacks victory over France in the Rugby World Cup final there have been many different theories and allegations, some within reason, others perhaps not. Today we attempt to provide more clarity on all the incidents. MORE »

Monday, October 24, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily, IRB Rankings, and IRB Awards

New Zealand have been partying hard since Richie McCaw lifted the William Webb Ellis trophy at Eden Park on Sunday. Rugby World Cup Daily covers the build up to it, and the reactions after the win. The IRB Awards evening has also taken place, and there's been an update in the IRB World Rankings. MORE »

Sunday, October 23, 2011

All Blacks win the 2011 Rugby World Cup - France challenge the Haka

The All Blacks put their 24 year nightmare behind them as they beat France 8-7 in the lowest scoring Rugby World Cup final ever. France came to play, and made their intentions clear just before kick off as they challenged the Haka in a unique way. MORE »

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - On the eve of the Final

The penultimate Rugby World Cup Daily show features the incredible Fan Cam, we get to see some former stars catching sheep, and hear from the All Blacks ahead of their game with France. MORE »

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Rugby Club RWC Plays of the Tournament

There's not long left now till the 2011 Rugby World Cup is done and dusted. It's been fun, and while there's been a few upsets, a fair share of controversy, and some teams underperforming, there's still been a bagload to enjoy, both on and off the field. MORE »

Friday, October 21, 2011

Shane Williams flipped in huge double hit vs the Wallabies

The Wallabies grabbed a bronze medal in the Third Place Playoff at Eden Park earlier as they beat Wales 21-18. The game started out at high intensity, as you can see in the below clip, but a few injuries disrupted it's rhthym and the spectacle died somewhat. MORE »

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kevin The Tipster - New Zealand vs France - The Final

Kevin the Tipster, the results predicting sheep, has had a pretty good run so far in the RWC. A 90% success rate includes correct predictions for both Semi Finals, so today he's had a go at the final. MORE »

Thursday, October 20, 2011

This is the game - Legends chat ahead of the 2011 RWC Final

Legends of the game Scott Quinnell, Zinzan Brooke, and Matt Burke chat to Will Carling this week about, you guessed it, the Rugby World Cup final. That's not all though, as they have a few interesting stories to tell. Loads of banter, predictions, and laughs. MORE »

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Tana Umaga, France, and 1987

All Black legend Tana Umaga chats about facing the French in today's Rugby World Cup Daily, referee Craig Joubert opens up about what influenced him, and we get a look at what happened in the 1987 finals. MORE »

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Midweek Madness - Richie McCaw's over the top ball steal

As you know by now, the All Blacks are through to the Rugby World Cup final, where they will play France. On the way there they beat the Wallabies quite convincingly. Richie McCaw was a man possessed, so here is a short clip of him that many have requested. MORE »

Monday, October 17, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - France to wear white as Craig Joubert gets final

After another weekend of controversy, the referee for the World Cup final between New Zealand and France has been named as South African Craig Joubert. In other news, France will wear white in the final, so New Zealand can wear their traditional black. MORE »

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - All Blacks outplay the Wallabies

The All Blacks produced a high intensity eighty minutes performance as they outplayed the Wallabies at Eden Park in the second Rugby World Cup Semi Final. The convincing 20-6 win sees them reach the final, where they will meet France next weekend, the same opposition as in 1987. MORE »

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Quade Cooper - Public Enemy Number One in New Zealand

Wallaby flyhalf Quade Cooper has had a tough tournament so far. The Waikato native has been anything but the all singing, all dancing performer he was for the Reds in Super Rugby. He's off form, and the Kiwis haven't given him an inch. MORE »

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sam Warburton red card in Rugby World Cup Semi Final

France are through to the Rugby World Cup final following a 9-8 victory over a 14 man Wales team that had their captain red carded in the first half. The decision from referee Alain Rolland has divided rugby fans, with many absolutely incensed by the call. MORE »

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - RWC Quarter Finals

Before the Semi Finals, a quick look at the Rugby Club Plays of the Week from the Quarter Finals, thanks as always to Fox Sports and @seanny202. Some good looking fans, heavy collisions, and lovely tries. Enoy. MORE »

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kevin the Tipster - Wales vs France Semi Final

It's Semi Final weekend at the Rugby World Cup, which means that Kevin the Tipster has been at it again, this time having a crack at the Wales vs France game. Have a look at what he goes for, and check out some of the match odds below. MORE »

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Radike Samo's big hit on Bryan Habana in RWC Quarter Final

Sunday's epic quarter final between the Springboks and the Wallabies won't be forgotten in a hurry, as there was plenty to talk about. The performances of Bryce Lawrence and David Pocock are two such things. There was also the Boks' inability to take their opportunities, and then of course the massive defence from the Australians. MORE »

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - RWC Pool stages

At this stage in the tournament it's safe to say that for many of you, the Rugby World Cup experience is well and truly over. You've either left your side their to do battle without you, or you're wallowing in self pity, wondering what could have been. Either way, the fans at the tourament have been fantastic, as we can see on this edition of Plays of the Week. MORE »

 
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