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#RWC2011

# rwc2011 - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

French accuse Joubert of favourtism towards New Zealand
# Protests
From The42
# Protests

French accuse Joubert of favourtism towards New Zealand

Oct 25th 2011, 12:23 PM 1,611 Views 1 Comment

Players including Dimitri Szarzewski have indicated that the officiating on Sunday was unacceptable.

# rwc2011 - Monday 24 October, 2011

Poll: Did Stephen Donald actually score his match-winning penalty?
# Paranoia
From The42
# Paranoia

Poll: Did Stephen Donald actually score his match-winning penalty?

Oct 24th 2011, 5:00 PM 5,291 Views 7 Comments

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
# That's All Folks
From The42
# That's All Folks

The wait is over for New Zealand...but only just

Oct 24th 2011, 3:55 PM 315 Views 0 Comments

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
# Punishment
From The42
# Punishment

France facing £10,000 fine for advancing on haka

Oct 24th 2011, 12:37 PM 5,221 Views 10 Comments

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
# Winning
From The42
# Winning

Thierry Dusautoir wins IRB Player of the Year; gets mistaken for Henry

Oct 24th 2011, 11:46 AM 864 Views 1 Comment

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
# Champione
From The42
# Champione

In pictures: Thousands turn out to celebrate the All Blacks' World Cup win

Oct 24th 2011, 11:44 AM 492 Views 0 Comments

It’s been a long time coming, but now it’s here.

Rugby World Cup 2011: The tournament in pictures
# Developing Story
From The42
# Developing Story

Rugby World Cup 2011: The tournament in pictures

Oct 24th 2011, 9:18 AM 1,093 Views 0 Comments

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.

# rwc2011 - Sunday 23 October, 2011

The Happy Camper: Final thoughts on an incredible tournament
# Reflections
From The42
# Reflections

The Happy Camper: Final thoughts on an incredible tournament

Oct 23rd 2011, 5:03 PM 688 Views 0 Comments

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
# Gutted
From The42
# Gutted

Devastated Dusautoir hails French display

Oct 23rd 2011, 4:18 PM 331 Views 2 Comments

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
# At Last
From The42
# At Last

McCaw, Henry proud of All Blacks' efforts

Oct 23rd 2011, 1:17 PM 346 Views 0 Comments

New Zealand’s captain and manager were very happy men after seeing their side triumph at Eden Park.

Sporting tweets of the week
# Twittersphere
From The42
# Twittersphere

Sporting tweets of the week

Oct 23rd 2011, 10:00 AM 957 Views 0 Comments

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.

As it happened: France v New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final
# Minute-by-Minute
From The42
# Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: France v New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final

Oct 23rd 2011, 8:36 AM 2,820 Views 9 Comments

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…

# rwc2011 - Saturday 22 October, 2011

Cooper facing lengthy spell on the sidelines
# Heartbreak
From The42
# Heartbreak

Cooper facing lengthy spell on the sidelines

Oct 22nd 2011, 12:56 PM 351 Views 0 Comments

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
# In From The Side
From The42
# In From The Side

Who's Webb Ellis? These are the REAL winners and losers of the Rugby World Cup

Oct 22nd 2011, 12:08 PM 522 Views 0 Comments

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
# Shop Talk
From The42
# Shop Talk

You said what? Here’s our 16 favourite Rugby World Cup quotes

Oct 22nd 2011, 12:00 PM 1,769 Views 0 Comments

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
# History Repeating?
From The42
# History Repeating?

WATCH: Highlights of the All Blacks' famous 1987 World Cup triumph

Oct 22nd 2011, 11:20 AM 263 Views 0 Comments

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
# Snap Happy
From The42
# Snap Happy

The sports week in pictures

Oct 22nd 2011, 10:00 AM 424 Views 0 Comments

Join us in taking a look back at the stories and images that defined the week.

Tale of the Tape: New Zealand v France
# Head-to-head
From The42
# Head-to-head

Tale of the Tape: New Zealand v France

Oct 22nd 2011, 9:06 AM 556 Views 0 Comments

Here’s how tomorrow’s World Cup final is shaping up.

# rwc2011 - Friday 21 October, 2011

New Zealand v France: a history lesson
# Back To The Future
From The42
# Back To The Future

New Zealand v France: a history lesson

Oct 21st 2011, 4:40 PM 375 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Poll: Should the New Zealand haka be banned?

Oct 21st 2011, 1:40 PM 3,049 Views 10 Comments

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
# Showpiece
From The42
# Showpiece

ABs to spin some tunes as 'hurt' unifies under-fire France

Oct 21st 2011, 12:17 PM 257 Views 0 Comments

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
# Let Down
From The42
# Let Down

Named and shamed: the flops XV of the Rugby World Cup

Oct 21st 2011, 10:00 AM 948 Views 0 Comments

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
# Goggle Box
From The42
# Goggle Box

Sofa supporter: the sport on TV this weekend

Oct 21st 2011, 9:00 AM 300 Views 0 Comments

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.

As it happened: Australia v Wales
# Liveblog
From The42
# Liveblog

As it happened: Australia v Wales

Oct 21st 2011, 8:29 AM 2,316 Views 0 Comments

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”.

# rwc2011 - Thursday 20 October, 2011

'France are the worst team ever to reach the final'
# Conjecture
From The42
# Conjecture

'France are the worst team ever to reach the final'

Oct 20th 2011, 7:16 PM 498 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Going Viral
From The42
# Going Viral

YouTube Top 10: because Rory McIlroy is like the baby from 'Look Who's Talking'

Oct 20th 2011, 1:09 PM 868 Views 1 Comment

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
# Cha-ching!
From The42
# Cha-ching!

World Cup chiefs celebrate as ticket sales pass €150m target

Oct 20th 2011, 12:15 PM 194 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tough Calls
From The42
# Tough Calls

The Score's team of the Rugby World Cup

Oct 20th 2011, 11:51 AM 1,511 Views 9 Comments

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
# Giggling
From The42
# Giggling

WATCH: Ali and Sonny Bill wind the press corps up

Oct 20th 2011, 11:21 AM 532 Views 1 Comment

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...
# Prospects
From The42
# Prospects

Three reasons why France can beat the All Blacks...

Oct 20th 2011, 9:09 AM 935 Views 1 Comment

Ahead of Sunday’s World Cup Final, here’s why Les Bleus can surprise New Zealand and win the Webb Ellis.

# rwc2011 - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

Absent friends: here's our alternative Rugby Player of the Year nominations
# Underrated
From The42
# Underrated

Absent friends: here's our alternative Rugby Player of the Year nominations

Oct 19th 2011, 6:29 PM 1,296 Views 2 Comments

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?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Poll: Has the Rugby World Cup lived up to expectations?

Oct 19th 2011, 12:31 PM 999 Views 7 Comments

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
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Who's the man? IRB announces Player of the Year shortlist

Oct 19th 2011, 11:24 AM 1,059 Views 5 Comments

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
# As You Were
From The42
# As You Were

Plus ca change... Lievremont names same French side for World Cup decider

Oct 19th 2011, 10:26 AM 157 Views 0 Comments

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
# Prospects
From The42
# Prospects

Focus: Three reasons why New Zealand will win the Rugby World Cup

Oct 19th 2011, 9:30 AM 332 Views 0 Comments

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…

# rwc2011 - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

New Zealand in black for World Cup final
# Gestures
From The42
# Gestures

New Zealand in black for World Cup final

Oct 18th 2011, 12:18 PM 770 Views 1 Comment

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
# Injury-gate?
From The42
# Injury-gate?

Gatland: We considered cheating

Oct 18th 2011, 10:20 AM 497 Views 0 Comments

Warren Gatland discussed asking his players to fake injury in Saturday’s semi-final against France, he revealed this morning.

# rwc2011 - Monday 17 October, 2011

Australia's Quade Cooper: Nobody likes me, I don't care
# Defiant
From The42
# Defiant

Australia's Quade Cooper: Nobody likes me, I don't care

Oct 17th 2011, 5:17 PM 572 Views 0 Comments

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
# Red Tide
From The42
# Red Tide

Ignore the blather... here's why Rolland was right to dismiss Warburton

Oct 17th 2011, 3:41 PM 2,814 Views 15 Comments

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
# Future Plans
From The42
# Future Plans

Lewis confident of keeping Gatland, as Edwards' future in doubt

Oct 17th 2011, 12:48 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

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.