Rugby World Cup 2015

The truth about the World Cup ball

The truth about the World Cup ball

There has been a lot of speculation about the ball being used in the World Cup, especially as a few kickers have been spraying them around. But here is the…

The World Cup trophy showing the previous tournament winners

Huge TV audience for World Cup opener

One of the largest ever New Zealand television audiences tuned into the opening night of Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011) official figures show. Combining the live broadcast by host…

The Scottish fly-half hopes to flourish in New Zealand

Dan Parks hopes to flourish in New Zealand

He made his Test debut on St Valentine’s Day 2004 and for the past seven years Dan Parks has been involved in a love affair with the Scotland rugby team,…

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New Zealand drift in World Cup betting

THE ALL Blacks disjointed performance against Tonga sees them move out to 4/6 for the World Cup with Ladbrokes. The bookies weren’t blown away by their win against 57 point underdogs…

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The Playmaker – Quade Cooper

Pop quiz. Identify the player Robbie Deans is describing: “He’s an outside-half who reacts. He has an enormous amount of talent and an instinct for the game, which we encourage…

Samoan Captain Mahonri Schwalger leads the Haka upon their arrival in Auckland, ahead of the World Cup

Samoa are out to upset the big boys

In 2007, Samoa fell below their usual high standards at the World Cup, but they’re back four years later with a squad capable of making the knockout stages, writes Paul…