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That’s All, Folks… A Fond Farewell to a Record-Breaking Rugby World Cup

And so another World Cup is over, and a historic one at that. England 2015 has been the highest-attended World Cup of all time with 97% of tickets sold; we’ve seen breath-taking tries, bone-crunching tackles, tear-jerking moments and – lest we forget – England become the first hosts ever to fail to advance beyond the pool stages. 516 more words

Things we learned from RWC2015

We English sure as hell know how to throw a party.

Let’s face it the English campaign was woeful. Selection issues, in-camp arguments, inexperience, poor decision-making, lacklustre defence and Brad Barritt, who carried the ball a grand total of about 3.5m, all added up to a combination of approximately sweet FA in terms of positives we can take out of the performances. 1,352 more words

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It was all smiles for New Zealand’s all conquering All Blacks with a near clean-sweep of the awards at the World Rugby Awards ceremony held on Sunday night at London’s Battersea Evolution. 689 more words


Help choose the sporting leader of October from McCaw, O Connell, Owens and Klopp

Leaders We Deserve subscribers are invited to submit candidates for Leader of the Month. The following attracted attention in recent news stories. This post reveals my four sporting leaders of October. 145 more words

The View from Behind the Sofa – #RWC2015 Match Day Twenty-Four

The Final: New Zealand v Australia, Twickenham.

I blame the chicken Madras. If it had been of sufficient heat the first time round, I’d never have ordered the Vindaloo on the second visit. 403 more words


Rugby World Cup 2015: Final Preview

After coming through a bruising semi-final against South Africa last weekend, New Zealand have named an unchanged team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against Australia at Twickenham. 456 more words