Rugby World Cup 2015

Referees named for World Cup semi-finals

Referees named for World Cup semi-finals

The International Rugby Board has announced the Match Officials for the Rugby World Cup 2011 semi-finals. Ireland’s Alain Rolland, referee of the RWC 2007 final, will take charge of Wales…

World Cup Quotes of the Day – Mon 10 October

World Cup Quotes of the Day – Mon 10 October

“It’s the first occasion we’ve played them in a semi-final of the World Cup at Eden Park, so there’s no history.” – Australia coach Robbie Deans dismisses any notion the…

Manu Tuilagi detained by police……and fined

Manu Tuilagi detained by police……and fined

MANUSAMOA TUILAGI has been disciplined and fined £3,000 following his actions in Auckland Harbour on Sunday afternoon. Tuilagi, who jumped into the water from a ferry in Auckland Harbour on…

James Horwill scores

South Africa 9 Australia 11 – The Verdict

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor in Wellington ANOTHER WORLD CUP quarter-final, another edge-of-your-seat affair. This contest was in the balance right until the end as South Africa pushed…

Australia 11 South Africa 9

Australia 11 South Africa 9

Australia withstood tremendous pressure from South Africa to edge the quarter-final against the Springboks 11-9 in Wellington. James O’Connor kept his nerve to kick the winning points in the 71st…

USA Captain Todd Clever led from the front

Lawrence Dallaglios’ World Cup verdict

I really enjoyed the pool stage of the World Cup, despite a few early alarm calls! If I’d been watching as a fan I’d have dipped in and out of…

Mike Phillips scores a try

Ireland 10 Wales 22 – The Verdict

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor in Wellington ALL WEEK people in Wellington have been talking about how tight this quarter-final would be, how it was a 50-50 match,…