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The Top 11 Photos From the 2011 Rugby Union World Cup Final

Posted on 25 Oct, 2011, by in Photos

The All Blacks and Richie McCaw’s finest moments in contrast to France’s disappointment, the best photos from the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final which New Zealand won 8-7. More

All Blacks vs France – An Ugly Win at the Rugby World Cup Final

Posted on 23 Oct, 2011, by in Rugby

Richie McCaw’s bleeding face as he lifted the trophy said it all – You don’t have to win pretty in World Cup Finals, just win, as the All Blacks beat France 8-7 in gritty, hard tackling final, bringing the Webb Ellis Cup back to New Zealand after 24 years. More

Quade Cooper’s World Turned Upside Down

Posted on 21 Oct, 2011, by in Rugby

Quade Cooper had everything going for him in 2011. Backing his Super Rugby Player of the year award in 2010, Cooper led the Queensland Reds to their first Super Rugby title, beating the Crusaders in the final, and later Australia to their first Tri Nations title since 2001. The Rugby World Cup in New Zealand? All went wrong. More

McCaw’s Pack Simply Too Good (All Blacks vs Wallabies)

Posted on 16 Oct, 2011, by in Rugby

Cory Jane ruled the air, the forward pack won every scrum, Ma’a Nonu scored the only try early on and the All Blacks beat the Wallabies 20-6 in the second semi final, setting up a New Zealand – France Rugby Union World Cup Final. More

Kicking Accuracy is Everything (France vs Wales)

Posted on 15 Oct, 2011, by in Rugby

Morgan Parra scored all three penalties from France, while Wales, with 14 men (Sam Warburton Red Card) most of the match, couldn’t make most of their set pieces, losing 8-9 in the World Cup Semi Final despite an inspiring effort and Mike Phillips’ late and deceivingly optimistic try. More

Perfect Kicking and Grabage Time Tries (All Blacks vs Argentina)

Posted on 9 Oct, 2011, by in Rugby

The All Blacks had a rough first half in their quarter final against Argentina, but Piri Weepu’s perfect kicking (7 for 7 penalty kicks) and later on Kieran Read and Brad Thorn’s tries gave New Zealand a 33-10 win in the quarter final, setting up a match vs Australia in the Semis. More

Who Should Kick – Toby Flood or Jonny Wilkinson?

Posted on 6 Oct, 2011, by in Rugby

With Jonny Wilkinson’s boot no longer a sure thing when it comes to penalties and conversions, he and Toby Flood will hold a closed-doors kicking test to see who will get the part, with both men starting in the XV, of getting England past France. More

Aftermath of England vs Scotland Rugby World Cup Match

Posted on 1 Oct, 2011, by in Rugby

England waited for nearly the last moment, again, while Scotland fell to another late try, probably missing out on the Rugby Union World Cup for the first time in history. England need to fix some stuff before their France Quarter Finals. More

All You Need is a Chris Ashton Try (England vs Scotland)

Posted on 1 Oct, 2011, by in Rugby

Chris Ashton scored a very late try to complete a second half comeback by England, beating Scotland 16-12, making it a perfect group stage run for the 2003 champions while the Scottish wait for the Georgia – Argentina result before packing and leaving New Zealand. More

A Tragic Ending (Argentina vs Scotland)

Posted on 25 Sep, 2011, by in Rugby

Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino scored the only try of the match with Scotland celebrating second earlier after a Dan Parks drop goal. Settling for the 3 points instead of going for the try or eating up the clock eventually doomed the Scottish side, losing 13-12, now in a must win situation before facing England. More