France captain Thierry Dusautoir has been named the IRB Player of the Year at the 2011 IRB Awards in association with Emirates Airline, during a star-studded ceremony at Vector Arena…

Tony Woodcock

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor at Eden Park NEW ZEALAND’S wait is over. They are world champions once again and Richie McCaw is the first All Black to…

New Zealand team for the World Cup final

All Blacks Coach Graham Henry and his Assistant Coaches Steve Hansen and Wayne Smith have today announced the All Blacks team for the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final against France…

Three Kiwis shortlisted for Player of the Year

The International Rugby Board has announced the shortlist of nominees for the IRB Player of the Year 2011 Award in association with Emirates Airline. The winner of the prestigious individual…

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…

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…

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 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.…