Even his team-mates do everything possible to avoid the wrecking ball that is Stephen Ferris. One of Test rugby’s most destructive players, Ferris has developed a ferocious reputation that leaves…

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…

Wake up for Wales!

Wales’ biggest rugby fans can expect another red hot welcome at the Millennium Stadium for the free live screening of Friday’s Rugby World Cup Bronze Final between Wales and Australia.…

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…

Weepu and Cruden

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor at Eden Park SO THE omens of 1987 continue and New Zealand have made it through to the World Cup final after comfortably…

New Zealand 20 Australia 6

New Zealand will meet France in the RWC 2011 final after beating Australia in the second semi-final on Sunday 20-6. The All Blacks dominated vast tracts of the semi-final and…

Sam Warburton banned for three weeks

Sam Warburton (WAL) has received a three week suspension after admitting committing a ‘dangerous tip tackle’ contrary to Law 10(4) (j) in the Rugby World Cup 2011 semi-final against France…

France 9 Wales 8 – oh the agony

France battled to a place in the final of Rugby World Cup 2011 with a 9-8 win over a brave Wales side, who never recovered from the first-half sending-off of…