So the final match, between Les Bleus of France and the All Blacks of New Zealand is set for October 23, a match many think will result with New Zealand as 2011 World Cup champions. 25 more words
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Argentina were given a hard introduction to the culture of Tri–Nations rugby yesterday, when they lost to the world’s No. 1 team and World Cup favorite New Zealand All Blacks. 69 more words
“Les Bleus vont se battre a nouveau!” one could say (thanks Google Translator), following the French victory, 19-12, over England on October 8.
The win, which comes 205 years to the day after the English bombardment of the French sea side city of Boulogne, not only exacts some long overdue revenge on English Admiral Sir Edward Owen (thanks Wikipedia), it also puts the French one step closer to hoisting their first Webb Ellis Cup. 18 more words
The International Rugby Board needs to distribute more resources to tier-two nations in order to foster the growth of Rugby Union around the world in the coming years, says Brian Hightower, Universal Sports analyst and former captain of the USA Eagles, who competed in the 1999 World Cup. 37 more words
After Ireland’s surprise win over Australia, tomorrow’s match between Italy and Russia takes on added importance.
Most rugby fans expected Australia to win Pool C outright, leaving the final match between Ireland and Italy on October 2, as the winner-take-second decider, to see who advances to the quarterfinals. 18 more words
Samoa vs. Wales
Wales just got all the right bounces in their 17-10 win over Pool D wild card Samoa.
Samoa’s defenders seemed to bounce off the Welsh runners. 66 more words