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French accuse Joubert of favourtism towards New Zealand
Players including Dimitri Szarzewski have indicated that the officiating on Sunday was unacceptable.
Poll: Did Stephen Donald actually score his match-winning penalty?
The All Black’s fourth-choice fly-half scored the points that put the Webb Ellis beyond doubt, but did his 45th-minute penalty actually split the posts?
The wait is over for New Zealand...but only just
The lads at Whiff of Cordite come in from the side on the subject of yesterday’s referee, the All Blacks performance and Les Bleus’ heroes.
France facing £10,000 fine for advancing on haka
Marc Lievremont’s side failed to stay the prescribed distance away in the final yesterday.
Thierry Dusautoir wins IRB Player of the Year; gets mistaken for Henry
The French captain received the accolade ahead of David Pocock, Will Genia, Ma’a Nonu, Jerome Kaino and Piri Weepu.
In pictures: Thousands turn out to celebrate the All Blacks' World Cup win
It’s been a long time coming, but now it’s here.
Rugby World Cup 2011: The tournament in pictures
As we draw the curtain on an unforgettable six weeks, here are the pictures that captured the drama and excitement of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
The Happy Camper: Final thoughts on an incredible tournament
The Happy Camper is home in wet and windy Ireland. It didn’t stop him from penning one last diary entry for RWC 2011.
Devastated Dusautoir hails French display
The French captain and coach Marc Lievremont reflected on what might have been after losing the RWC final by a single point.
McCaw, Henry proud of All Blacks' efforts
New Zealand’s captain and manager were very happy men after seeing their side triumph at Eden Park.
Sporting tweets of the week
Find out what Jerry Flannery has to say about Dana, what digusting image Bernard Berrian recently conjured and which Brian O’Driscoll tweet provoked George Hook’s ire.
France v New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final
We’ve had drama, heartbreak, elation, surprise results and plenty of disappointments. And it all came down to the French and the All Blacks at Eden Park…
Cooper facing lengthy spell on the sidelines
Quade Cooper won’t be back on a rugby pitch until next year after suffered a suspected ACL injury on Friday.
Who's Webb Ellis? These are the REAL winners and losers of the Rugby World Cup
Dwarf-throwing, facial hair, ball-swapping, Hooky in his pyjamas. Did that just happen?
You said what? Here’s our 16 favourite Rugby World Cup quotes
From #seanobrienfacts to Marc Lievremont’s penchant for pessimism, we round up the memorable words of wisdom from some of the sport’s most eminent figures… And George Hook.
WATCH: Highlights of the All Blacks' famous 1987 World Cup triumph
Get in the mood for tomorrow’s big finale by reminding yourself of what happened in Eden Park 24 years ago.
The sports week in pictures
Join us in taking a look back at the stories and images that defined the week.
Tale of the Tape: New Zealand v France
Here’s how tomorrow’s World Cup final is shaping up.
New Zealand v France: a history lesson
You know what they say – to know the future, you have to study the past – so what do previous results between New Zealand and France tell us about Sunday’s RWC final?
Poll: Should the New Zealand haka be banned?
70% of the Australian public believe their rivals’ pre-match tradition should be done away with. Do you agree?
ABs to spin some tunes as 'hurt' unifies under-fire France
American rapper Busta Rhymes will play an unlikely role in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup final…
Named and shamed: the flops XV of the Rugby World Cup
You’ve already seen the best, now here is a team of the worst individual performers of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Sofa supporter: the sport on TV this weekend
Don’t touch that dial. You may have heard there’s a rugby game on but here’s all the sport on the telly over the coming days.
Australia v Wales
Catch up with our minute-by-minute report as Australia and Wales went toe to toe in this morning’s Rugby World Cup “bronze final”.
'France are the worst team ever to reach the final'
Will Carling, Matt Burke, Zinzan Brooke and Scott Quinnell share their thoughts once more, as the World Cup draws to a close.
YouTube Top 10: because Rory McIlroy is like the baby from 'Look Who's Talking'
This week’s round-up includes: a German expressing his love of Northern Ireland’s finest, Richie McCaw’s somersault turnover and the most inappropriate goal celebration of the season.
World Cup chiefs celebrate as ticket sales pass €150m target
Sunday’s sell-out World Cup final has generated almost €30m alone, organisers revealed this morning.
The Score's team of the Rugby World Cup
It’s taken us all of 46 games (and over a month of late nights and early morning), but we’ve finally settled on 15 names worthy of a place on our dream teamsheet.
WATCH: Ali and Sonny Bill wind the press corps up
The All Blacks duo decided to entertain themselves during yesterday’s press conference by pretending to translate each other… and tee-heeing like little schoolgirls. Not everyone was entertained.
Three reasons why France can beat the All Blacks...
Ahead of Sunday’s World Cup Final, here’s why Les Bleus can surprise New Zealand and win the Webb Ellis.
Absent friends: here's our alternative Rugby Player of the Year nominations
As the IRB announced their list of shortlisted stars today, we highlight some of the individuals who were unfortunate to miss out.
Poll: Has the Rugby World Cup lived up to expectations?
Some critics suggest the final constitutes an anti-climax, however there have been memorable moments over the course of the tournament.
Who's the man? IRB announces Player of the Year shortlist
International rugby’s governing body has announced its shortlist for this season’s awards. Five of the six nominees ply their trade in the southern hemisphere.
Plus ca change... Lievremont names same French side for World Cup decider
France coach trusts the men who got him to the tournament decider as Les Bleus attempt to shock the All Blacks.
Focus: Three reasons why New Zealand will win the Rugby World Cup
As we inch closer to the World Cup Final between New Zealand and France, we offer three reasons why the All Blacks will taste victory…
New Zealand in black for World Cup final
Despite winning the jersey toss, France have granted their opponents the right to wear their iconic kits in front of home fans.
Gatland: We considered cheating
Warren Gatland discussed asking his players to fake injury in Saturday’s semi-final against France, he revealed this morning.
Australia's Quade Cooper: Nobody likes me, I don't care
Quade Cooper says he ‘grew a lot of confidence’ from the abuse he took during Australia’s Rugby World Cup campaign.
Ignore the blather... here's why Rolland was right to dismiss Warburton
The Welsh skipper had to go and Irish ref Rolland deserves none of this criticism.
Lewis confident of keeping Gatland, as Edwards' future in doubt
The Wales coach is likely to be in demand after he oversaw a number of impressive performances from his side at the Rugby World Cup.