New Zealand beat Australia to advance to World Cup final

Scumhalf Piri Weepu kicked 12 points for New Zealand as they recorded a 20-6 victory over Australia on Sunday to advance to the rugby World Cup final against France next week. Inside centre Ma’a Nonu scored an early try for the All Blacks, who produced a brutally efficient, high-tempo game plan to blow the Wallabies … [Read the full story]

Kurtley Beale ruled out of semi-final

Wallabies fullback Kurtley Beale has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup 2011 semi-final against New Zealand on Sunday. Beale confirmed on Saturday he would miss the blockbuster at Eden Park. “Thanks everyone for their support. Unfortunately been ruled out (sic),” Beale tweeted. “I’ve got faith in the boys who have got the opportunity.”