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All Blacks end hoodoo in tense final

All Blacks end hoodoo in tense final | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it

Finally, after 24 years of heartbreak and choking jibes, the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup drought has broken after a tense 8-7 win over France in the final.

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French penalty for advancing on the haka

French penalty for advancing on the haka | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it
France could be fined by the IRB for linking arms and advancing on the haka at the start of the final on Sunday.
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Top five tries of RWC 2011

Top five tries of RWC 2011 | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it

There were many superb tries scored at Rugby World Cup 2011 and we have whittled them down to a top five. What do you think?

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It's been a long time coming, says Henry

It's been a long time coming, says Henry | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it

AUCKLAND, 23 Oct. - New Zealand coach Graham Henry lavished praise on the dogged performance of the All Blacks in Sunday's 8-7 Rugby World Cup victory over France - and admitted there were some tense moments in the coaches' box.

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Wary All Blacks ready for France

Wary All Blacks ready for France | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it

Accepting there are "absolutely no guarantees", inspirational captain Richie McCaw says sheer desire won't be enough to secure a win for the All Blacks in Sunday night's Rugby World Cup final.

McCaw is taking nothing for granted, but hopes painful past failures will drive New Zealand to an emotional victory over France that would finally earn the top-ranked side the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time in 24 years.

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This is the land that rumbles - now is our time

This is the land that rumbles - now is our time | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it

Kapa o pango kia whakawhenua au i ahau! I ahau! Hi aue, hi!
Ko Aotearoa e ngunguru nei! au, au, aue ha!
Ko kapa o Pango e ngunguru nei! au, au, aue ha!
I ahaha!
Ka tu te ihiihi Ka tu te wanawana
Ki runga ki te rangi e tu iho nei, tu iho nei, hi!
Ponga ra! Kapa o Pango, aue hi!
Ponga ra! Kapa o Pango, aue hi, ha!

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RWC 2011 Daily - 20 October

In today's RWC Daily we hear Tana Umaga's thoughts on the final, as well as catch up with the referee in charge of the Final, Craig Joubert, and France's Ima...
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Rugby World Cup final: All Blacks and France set for reprise of 1987

Rugby World Cup final: All Blacks and France set for reprise of 1987 | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it

Eddie Butler: Much has changed since New Zealand met France in the first Rugby World Cup final but the hosts will hope to repeat their convincing victory (Eddie Butler recalls the 1987 RWC final http://t.co/uonYuvsY...)...

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RWC 2011 Daily - 17 October

On today's RWC we meet the man who will referee the RWC 2011 final, Craig Joubert. Plus we hear from the All Blacks after their semi final victory over Austr...
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All Blacks end Wallabies World Cup dream

All Blacks end Wallabies World Cup dream | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it

Australia's Rugby World Cup campaign is over after New Zealand piled more Eden Park misery on the Wallabies in Sunday night's blockbuster semi-final in Auckland. The All Blacks outclassed the Wallabies 20-6 in front of 60,087 mostly delirious fans to book a final showdown next Sunday night with France, who edged out Wales 9-8 in Saturday's first semi-final.

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Official RWC 2011 Site - Boot camp gives Welsh extra kick

Official RWC 2011 Site - Boot camp gives Welsh extra kick | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it
Wales are confident their heavy pre-tournament training load will give them the edge in the closing stages against France on Saturday...
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RWC 2011 Daily - 14 October

In today's RWC Daily we speak with New Zealand's Aaron Cruden, Keven Mealamu and Stephen Donald ahead of Sunday's semi-final between the hosts and Australia.
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Rugby World Cup 2011: Lievremont names unchanged France squad for semifinals - The Guardian

Rugby World Cup 2011: Lievremont names unchanged France squad for semifinals - The Guardian | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukRugby World Cup 2011: Lievremont names unchanged France squad for semifinalsThe GuardianPhotograph: Rob Griffith/AP France coach Marc Lievremont has retained the same squad which beat England last week for Saturday's Rugby World Cup...
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Eden Park pitch auction supports Christchurch

Eden Park pitch auction supports Christchurch | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it

Eden Park, the International Rugby Board (IRB) and Trade Me have teamed up to offer fans the ability to claim one of ten 30 x 30cm squares of the very area where Richie McCaw was presented with the Webb Ellis Cup last Sunday.

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French refuse to comment on gouging allegations

French refuse to comment on gouging allegations | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it
The French rugby team is refusing to comment on allegations Richie McCaw was eye-gouged during Sunday's Rugby World Cup final - other than to claim the All Blacks skipper kneed a Frenchman in the face earlier in the match.Rugby...
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stephane gault's comment, October 26, 2011 5:54 AM
what the fuck, he play oldstyle faulty rugby, destroy morgan parra face and now complain .... This guy is a shame, i spit on his pity face !
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RWC 2011 Daily - 23 October

On today's RWC Daily we have reaction from the RWC 2011 Final between New Zealand and France and reflect on the tournament in New Zealand.
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RWC: Final: New Zealand RWC 2011 Champions – France 7-8 New Zealand » Rugby World Cup News

RWC: Final: New Zealand RWC 2011 Champions – France 7-8 New Zealand » Rugby World Cup News | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it
24 years and the monkey is off the back, they did not choke and all the other clichés could be brought out. But the 2011 version of the All Blacks withstood everything France and injury could through at them and came out as Champions in Eden Park.
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Preview: New Zealand v France

Preview: New Zealand v France | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it

Finally, after 46 games and more than 3680 minutes of rugby, the final of Rugby World Cup 2011 is upon us. The All Blacks have swept all before them, Graham Henry’s side troubled only by a willing Pumas outfit in the quarter-finals. France, on the other hand, have experienced the ups and downs of tournament rugby.

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Last defeat of New Zealand in Eden Park? Vs. France! (ok, looong time ago...).
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Gatland positive in defeat

Gatland positive in defeat | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it

AUCKLAND, 21 Oct. - Wales coach Warren Gatland was still looking on the bright side after his team's 21-18 defeat by Australia in the Bronze Final at Eden Park on Friday.


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Rugby World Cup 1987 Final

Watch highlights of the RWC 1987 final between New Zealand and France at Eden Park, Auckland.
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RWC 2011 Daily - 19 October

On today's RWC Daily we find out which of the New Zealand squad make the best room mates, including revelations about rather questionable personal hygiene...

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Lièvremont fears repeat of 1999 mistakes

Lièvremont fears repeat of 1999 mistakes | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it

France coach recalls how premature celebrations cost Les Bleus 12 years ago as he criticises players for going out after semi-final win...

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RWC 2011 Daily - 15 October

On today's RWC Daily we have all the reaction to the first RWC 2011 semi-final between Northern hemisphere rivals France and Wales. Plus we have injury news ...
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SF preview: Australia v New Zealand

SF preview: Australia v New Zealand | RWC - Rugby World Cup 2011 | Scoop.it

It was supposed to be the final, but after Australia’s shock loss to Ireland earlier in the tournament, a showdown between the Wallabies and All Blacks comes a week early.

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RWC 2011 Daily - 13 October

In today's RWC Daily we look ahead to the first semi-final, Wales' encounter with France on Saturday.
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