James Horwill scores

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 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…

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

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,…

Wales 22 Ireland 10 – match report

Wales beat Ireland 22-10 in the first quarter-final of Rugby World Cup 2011 at the Wellington Regional Stadium in a match of high intensity and plenty of skill. The Welsh…

I’m delighted with the shape the All Blacks are in as the knockout stage begins. The big game to date was against France and we were right on the money,…