All Blacks win Rugby World Cup

Tony Woodcock’s early try and a penalty from fourth-choice fly-half Stephen Donald were enough to see the All Blacks home in an extraordinary match that defied all pre-match predictions. New Zealand   8  –  7    France France produced their best performance of the tournament and appeared to be close to pulling off one of … [Read the full story]

Graham Henry and Robbie Deans clash over Quade

The Wallabies rallied around Quade Cooper after ungracious All Blacks coach Graham Henry took a parting shot at the besieged playmaker after Sunday night’s Rugby World Cup semi-final win over Australia. Kiwi-born Cooper’s tumultuous campaign came to a forgettable conclusion end when he had another tough night in Australia’s 20-6 loss at EdenPark. He started … [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.”

The All Blacks won’t win jack-shit

All eyes will be fixed upon the man who fills the jersey vacated by Dan Carter when the All Blacks step onto Eden Park in the Rugby World Cup 2011 quarter-final against Argentina on Sunday. Colin Slade is the man expected to be thrust into the No.10 jersey in the pressure cooker of rugby’s biggest … [Read the full story]

UGLY…Poms don’t know how to play any other way

England would rather “win ugly” than risk a loss to Scotland in the old rivals’ Rugby World Cup 2011 clash, according to halfback Ben Youngs. The northern teams’ onus on defensive play and kicking is often derided by attack-focused southern hemisphere sides but the No.9 insists “it’s all about winning”. The clash is expected to … [Read the full story]

Quade cooper is ready for his toughest ever match

Quade Cooper hopes he’s already paid the price for his Hong Kong cheap shot on Richie McCaw as he prepares for the toughest assignment of his rugby career on Saturday night. The exciting Wallabies playmaker will finally run out for his first Test on New Zealand soil when Australia attempt to end a 25-year hoodoo … [Read the full story]