New Zealand’s All Blacks scraped to victory over Les Bleus of France by the narrowest of margins in a tight, intense Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park in Auckland. New Zealand had the chance to take the lead in the 6th minute but Piri Weepu looked nervous from the start and his attempt was … Read more Rugby World Cup 2011 Match Report – New Zealand 8 – 7 France.
The home nation and their big brother rivals; the internationally ranked number 1 and 2 teams; two of current world rugby’s greatest entertainers. However, when you look at the second semi-final of the Rugby World Cup, it should be an enthralling match. New Zealand are the hosts, the world’s first-ranked team, and haven’t lost to … Read more Rugby World Cup 2011 Semi-final Preview – New Zealand vs Australia
New Zealand’s All Blacks ground down the Pumas of Argentina in a fiercely contested Rugby World Cup quarter-final. The Pumas had never played the All Blacks at Eden Park before and they showed just how up for the challenge they were in a match where neither side would take the first backwards step. The contest … Read more Rugby World Cup 2011 Match Report – New Zealand 33 – 10 Argentina.
The 4 million people of New Zealand slept easier last night, knowing that the first hurdle of their Rugby World Cup had been cleared in some style. The All Blacks had some luck at the start of the match as they withstood strong pressure from Les Bleus. In the first five minutes Morgan Parra, the … Read more Rugby World Cup 2011 Match Report: New Zealand 37 – 17 France
Host nation New Zealand meet their world cup nemesis France, in what will certainly be a fascinating match in Auckland today. Much had been made of whether French coach Marc Lievremont knew his best XV, and following Ireland’s win over Australia there was further speculation about France’s motivation for this match. Following the naming of … Read more Rugby World Cup 2011 Match Preview – New Zealand vs France