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Craig Joubert to take charge of World Cup final

Craig Joubert to take charge of World Cup final

Craig Joubert will take charge of his first Rugby World Cup Final after the International Rugby Board (IRB) announced that the South African has been appointed to the New Zealand…

Thierry Dusautoir will lead France in the final

France prepare for the final in Auckland

The French Rugby squad took the heat off their Rugby World Cup 2011 finals build-up with a relaxed day out in Auckland. The players and management enjoyed a typical Kiwi…

James Hook in training with the rest of the Wales squad in Auckland, New Zealand

James Hook to start at 10 against France

Wales have made one change to the starting line-up which triumphed over Ireland last weekend for the 2011 Rugby World Cup semi-final clash with France at Eden Park on Saturday…

France pick team to take on Wales

France pick team to take on Wales

France head coach Marc Lièvremont on Tuesday announced his team to play Wales in their semi-final match at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday, 15 October, 9am kick off. France: 1.…

France 19 England 12

France 19 England 12

First-half tries from Vincent Clerc and Maxime Médard helped France to a 19-12 victory at Eden Park that sent England tumbling out of the World Cup. Dimitri Yachvili slotted two…

World Cup Quotes of the Day – Tuesday 4 October

World Cup Quotes of the Day – Tuesday 4 October

“Plans remain the same. Expectations are exactly the same. Belief of the squad is exactly the same. We don’t see anything’s changed.” - Assistant coach Wayne Smith says the tournament-ending…

France change two for England – Parra at 10!

France change two for England – Parra at 10!

France coach Marc Lievremont has made just two changes to his side to take on England, from the one that was humiliated against Tonga last weekend. Prop Nicolas Mas returns…

Rugby World Cup quarter-final fixtures confirmed

Rugby World Cup quarter-final fixtures confirmed

The  quarter-final fixtures for Rugby World Cup 2011 have been confirmed after the completion of the pool phase on Sunday. All match times are local to New Zealand. Saturday, 8…