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RWC Final: All Blacks 8, France 7

October 23, 2011
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RWC Final: All Blacks 8, France 7

This is what it is all about. Today the world will see who will be crowned Rugby World Champions!
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More rugby experts slams IRB/Referees

October 21, 2011
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More rugby experts slams IRB/Referees

There seems to be no respite for the IRB as opinions from respected rugby experts slamming the organisation and its referees continues to dominate Rugby World Cup headlines.
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Australia 21, Wales 18

October 21, 2011
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Australia 21, Wales 18

It is the game no-one really wants to play but could give either team some consolation for not making the Rugby World Cup final.
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All Blacks unchanged for final

October 20, 2011
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All Blacks unchanged for final

All Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have today announced the All Blacks team for the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final against France at Eden Park, Auckland, on Sunday October 23, naming an unchanged starting XV from the side that beat Australia 20– 6 in last weekend’s...
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RWC 2011: The only lesson worth learning

October 18, 2011
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What is the most important lesson we could take from the Rugby World Cup?
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Posted in Columnists, Springboks, World Cup 2011 | 123 Comments »

White: ‘Blame SA Rugby’ & more criticism of RWC refs

October 18, 2011
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White: ‘Blame SA Rugby’ & more criticism of RWC refs

Current Springbok coach, Peter de Villiers, received some sympathy from an unlikely source – World Cup winning coach Jake White.
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Springboks, World Cup 2011 | 7 Comments »

Joubert to ref RWC final

October 17, 2011
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Joubert to ref RWC final

South Africa’s Craig Joubert will referee the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and France, the International Rugby Board (IRB) announced on Monday.
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Posted in Referees, World Cup 2011 | 11 Comments »

Beale out of semi

October 15, 2011
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Beale out of semi

Australia full-back Kurtley Beale has lost his race to be fit for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup semifinal against New Zealand at Auckland’s Eden Park.
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Wales 8, France 9

October 15, 2011
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Wales 8, France 9

When they get it on both teams can be spectacular – but this is a Rugby World Cup semi-final – who has the nerve?
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Noakes drops ‘match-fixing’ bombshell

October 14, 2011
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Noakes drops ‘match-fixing’ bombshell

Just as the dust started to settle on the unsuccessful defence by the Springboks of their Rugby World Cup title, respected sports science guru, Professor Tim Noakes has dropped another bombshell.
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Springboks | 104 Comments »

Richie will captain the All Blacks

October 13, 2011
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Richie will captain the All Blacks

The All Blacks starting XV, which will again be captained by Richie McCaw, features just three changes to the team that beat Argentina 33-10 in last weekend’s Quarterfinal
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UK media rips into Bryce

October 9, 2011
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UK media rips into Bryce

Paddy O’Brien, the IRB’s head of refs, told me before the start of the tournament that no World Cup had ever been decided by the man in the middle.
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Posted in Expert Opinion, Laws and Technical Issues, Referees | 115 Comments »

PDV quits as Bok coach

October 9, 2011
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Peter de Villiers called it quits as South Africa coach after the reigining champions lost a World Cup quarterfinal to Australia on Sunday.
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All Blacks 33, Argentina 10

October 9, 2011
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All Blacks 33, Argentina 10

The host nation should march comfortably to the semi-finals when they take on Argentina today.
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Springboks 9, Wallabies 11

October 9, 2011
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Springboks 9, Wallabies 11

South Africa take on the Tri-Nations champions, Australia in the quarter final. One of these teams are going home today.
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QF2: England 12, France 19

October 8, 2011
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QF2: England 12, France 19

The battle of the North continues in the second semi-final as England take on the unpredictable French.
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QF1: Ireland 10, Wales 22

October 8, 2011
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QF1: Ireland 10, Wales 22

Two of the most impressive Northern Hemisphere teams will slog it out to see who will advance to the semi-finals.
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Oz haul out big guns for quarters

October 7, 2011
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Oz haul out big guns for quarters

Australia coach Robbie Deans has named his strongest possible team to play reigning champions South Africa in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final on Sunday.
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Mils gets his ton

October 6, 2011
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Mils gets his ton

The highlight of the team announcement is the naming of 31–year–old fullback Mils Muliaina who will play his 100th Test.
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Bakkies’ RWC is over

October 6, 2011
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Bakkies’ RWC is over

Bakkies Botha has been forced out of the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup campaign because of an Achilles tendon injury.
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Bakkies not fit for OZ

October 5, 2011
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Bakkies not fit for OZ

South Africa on Thursday in New Zealand named the most experienced team in Springbok history for their Rugby World Cup 2011 quarterfinal against Australia in Wellington on Sunday.
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Now Guildford is crocked

October 5, 2011
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Now Guildford is crocked

The injury crisis in the All Black camp is mounting with news that Zac Guildford may have tweaked a hammie in training.
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No reason to fear Springboks

October 3, 2011
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No reason to fear Springboks

And then there were eight. Yes, the preliminaries are over and the Rugby World Cup 2011 quarter-finalists have been decided. But critics who reckon pool play is a waste of time because it’s obvious which eight teams will progress might have a rethink in future years.
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Ireland 36, Italy 6

October 2, 2011
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Ireland 36, Italy 6

This game has a lot of significance on South Africa’s road ahead in the play-off’s.
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Wales 66, Fiji 0

October 2, 2011
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Wales 66, Fiji 0

It is unlikely, but Fiji can end Wales’ Rugby World Cup campaign with a 4-try Bonus Point victory.
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All Blacks 79, Canada 15

October 2, 2011
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All Blacks 79, Canada 15

Injury concerns to Dan Carter and Richie McCaw will be more concerning to the All Blacks than the result of this match.
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Argentina 25, Georgia 7

October 2, 2011
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Argentina 25, Georgia 7

This pool is not yet decided, but Argentina should be able to book their place in the quarters in this match.
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‘Finish him!’ Rugby’s Mortal Combat

October 1, 2011
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‘Finish him!’ Rugby’s Mortal Combat

The importance of a 22-man game was never more evident than when the Springboks scraped past Samoa on Friday – which reminded me of a famous line in a very popular video game in the 1990′s.
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