Posts in Rugby World Cup 2011

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 »

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Semi Finalists confirmed

Rugby World Cup Daily catches up with festivities ahead of the second set of quarter finals, then reports back on the matches themselves. You can view highlights from all four matches on MORE »

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Choke, Growing up All Black and blue

In 1987 the All Blacks won the world cup, confirming what Kiwis had thought for a long time, that New Zealand had the greatest rugby team on the planet. I was four years old. MORE »

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Kevin the Tipster - England vs France Quarter Final

This weekend we'll find out what the semi final lineup will be, and might get a better idea of what is to be expected in the final, and perhaps even make a wise bet on the winner. Today though, we're looking at England vs France. MORE »

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Paul Williams red card for strike on Heinrich Brussow

There's only been one red card at the World Cup so far, so here's another look at the sending off of Samoan Paul Williams during their 13-5 loss to South Africa last week. A few days back it was confirmed that Williams would face no further punishment. MORE »

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

WIN a copy of the official Rugby World Cup 2011 game

By now you're probably well aware of the official Rugby World Cup game, and have probably seen the trailer too, so here's a slightly different video that highlights some of the new features. As a bonus, we've got copies of the game to give away. MORE »

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

All 600 Rugby World Cup players in just over two minutes

The Rugby World Cup is all about it's diversity, and with 20 different countries taking part, there's a fair mix of people, characters, and cultures. This video gives us a quick look at the 600 players that arrived in New Zealand for the tournament. MORE »

Monday, October 03, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - RWC Week 3

The Rugby World Cup group stages are now done and dusted. We're now into the homestretch as the tournament hots up with the much anticipated Quarter Finals. Today's Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club brings us the best of the weeks gone by. MORE »

Monday, October 03, 2011

Delon Armitage suspended for dangerous tackle on Chris Paterson

There's been another suspension in the World Cup, the second for England, as winger Delon Armitage has been banned for one game following a high tackle he made during their win over Scotland on the weekend. MORE »

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Leonardo Ghiraldini in trouble after making contact with Cian Healy's eyes

In what was a great first half battle between Ireland and Italy, the physical aspect crossed the line a little twenty minutes in, as Italian hooker Leonardo Ghiraldini placed his fingers over the eyes of prop forward Cian Healy. MORE »

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Quarter Finals confirmed

That's it, all the pool games of the Rugby World Cup are over, and we now know who will play in the next round, the Quarter Finals. It's an all north affair on one side, and a preview to next years Four Nations on the other. Elsewhere, New Zealand is in shock at the loss of Dan Carter. MORE »

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Weekend tears

Another great day at the Rugby World Cup ended with a heartbreaking loss for Scotland as they conceded a late try to England, to not only fail to go through to the next round, but also lose the game. Elsewhere Tonga were triumphant though, as they upset France. MORE »

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Reaction from some of the fans at the England vs Scotland game

Some reactions from earlier today as fans left Eden Park with mixed feelings, as the disappointed Scots faced reality, while jubilant England fans were chipper. England progress to the semi finals where they will meet France, while Scotland head home, unless Georgia can pull off a shock big win against Argentina when they play tomorrow. The game ended 12-6 to Scotland. MORE »

Friday, September 30, 2011

Kevin the Tipster - England vs Scotland & Ireland vs Italy

We've just witnessed a massive game from Pool D and this weekend are another two huge matches, as England and Scotland meet in Pool B, while Italy take on Ireland in Pool C. Kevin The Tipster has had another go at predicting the results. MORE »

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - SA vs Samoa preview & IRB progress

There weren't any matches in the World Cup today so the focus shifts to tomorrow's big game between Samoa and South Africa, a match that has all sorts of permutations for the group. RWC Daily also chats to John Kirwan, and looks at rugby development around the world. MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Standing out from the crowd

There was only one RWC game today, as the first ever meeting between rivals Georgia and Romania at the World Cup took place at Arena Manawatu in Palmerston North. RWC Daily covers the match, as well as chats to bearded Canadian Adam Kleeberger, and vistis the Samoa side as they play some golf. MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Russia's Valery Tsnobiladze suspended for headbutt on Sean O'Brien

Russian hooker Valery Tsnobiladze has been suspended for three weeks for a headbutt on Sean O'Brien during their 62-12 loss to Ireland on Sunday. It's the third suspension of the 2011 Rugby World Cup so far. MORE »

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dominiko Waqaniburotu suspension upheld for tackle on Pat Lambie

Fijian Dominiko Waqaniburotu had an appeal against a three match ban dismissed earlier this week following his suspension for a dangerous tackle against South Africa. His World Cup is effectively over. This is the tackle if you haven't seen it yet. MORE »

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Rugby World Cup Daily - Thrilling repeat draw

Two good games of rugby took place earlier today in New Zealand as Japan and Canada ended level on 23-23, and Italy beat the USA 27-10. RWC Daily takes a look at both matches, features the world's first Rugby museum, and updates you on injury news. MORE »

Monday, September 26, 2011

Gethin Jenkins' fantastic solo effort against Namibia

Welsh prop Gethin Jenkins scored a wonderful solo effort as Wales beat Namibia 81-7 earlier today in New Plymouth, scoring 12 tries as they produced a strong second half performance against the fatigued African outfit. MORE »

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