Monthly Archives: October 2011

WORLD CUP FINAL REVIEW

Well, New Zealand have done it. After 24 years, they finally have another Webb Ellis trophy to add to their 1987 win. And, for me, I think this victory may have actually surprassed the first one, as it was much harder won. In … Continue reading

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WORLD CUP FINAL PREVIEW

Well, history repeats itself! In 1987, the first ever Rugby World Cup final took place in Eden Park in New Zealand, and featured the hosts playing against France. Now, 24 years later, the same 2 teams face off for the … Continue reading

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WORLD CUP SEMI-FINALS REVIEW

Well, the 2011 Rugby World Cup is coming to a close, and it’s being a great tournament, overall. We still have the 2 semi-finals to play, of course, and they look like being very exciting matches. Wales play France on … Continue reading

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IRELAND AND ENGLAN OUT, WALES AND FRANCE IN

Well, unfortunately, Ireland’s World Cup dream has come to an end. It looked a real possibility that Ireland would advance past the quarter-final stages and reach its first semi-final, ever. Alas, it was not to be. The vaunted Irish team … Continue reading

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WORLD CUP FINAL 8

Well, it’s quite a weekend of rugby we have to look forward to! After 4 weeks of action, 20 teams have been reduced to the final 8. Each of the teams has had a tough road to get to this … Continue reading

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WORLD CUP FINAL 8

Well, it’s quite a weekend of rugby we have to look forward to! After 4 weeks of action, 20 teams have been reduced to the final 8. Each of the teams has had a tough road to get to this … Continue reading

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World Cup Pool Games come to a close

Wow. What an amazing weekend of rugby! Another upset, Ireland through to the quarter-finals, a shocking scoreline, and, unfortunately, the exit of a terrific player.  Firstly, Ireland’s victory over Italy. I was quite nervous before this game, given Ireland’s track record … Continue reading

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