New Zealand & Rugby World Cup

New Zealand is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The Rugby World Cup is an interNational Rugby union competition organised by the International Rugby Board and held every four years since 1987. 5.0/5

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You forgot to mention that New Zealand also holds the America's Cup and the Rugby World Cup 😎!
All Blacks captain Kieran Read has signed a deal to stay in New Zealand rugby through to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan#
South Africa will face New Zealand and Italy in pool stage of Rugby World Cup 2019 | Daily Maverick…
New Zealand to face South Africa in 2019 Rugby World Cup pool
A masterclass knocks out New Zealand in the 1991 Rugby World Cup | Rugby ReLived
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby through the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
CHICAGO (AP) — The last time New Zealand's defending Rugby World Cup champion All Blacks team played in the U.S…
Rugby World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams to make New Zealand sevens debut as turns focus towards Rio 2016.
in 1995 New Zealand beat Japan 145 points to 17, the most points ever scored in a World Cup game.
CLASS: New Zealand take the Rugby World Cup to the graveside of their late teammate Jerry Collins. Brilliant touch.
NIK SIMON AT TWICKENHAM: New Zealand made it to the Rugby World Cup Final with a 18-20 victory over South Africa at Twick…
New Zealand star gives Rugby World Cup medal to young boy after security guard wrestled him to the ground
Welshman Nigel Owens has been appointed to referee next Saturday's Rugby World Cup Final between New Zealand and Australi…
New Zealand make World Cup history: New Zealand made Rugby World Cup history on Saturday night as they defeate...
DTN Delhi 2010: New Zealand become first team to retain Rugby World Cup after defeating Australia in the final...
New Zealand has won the Rugby World Cup three times in a row now. that's not too shabby. Well done Aotearoa :)
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Rugby World Cup Final - Sir Graham Henry: 'In 2007 New Zealand couldn't handle pressure, now we're composed'
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The second of our big match Rugby World Cup quarter-final previews are available. New Zealand v France.
Ireland will take on France at flair game in bid to avoid facing New Zealand in Rugby World Cup quarter-finals...
World Cup fever hits with visit of New Zealand side: Rugby World Cup fever is hitting the country and Banbridg...
- The best moment of Japan's Rugby World Cup upset win over South Africa came ...
New Zealand down Namibia in Rugby World Cup but not as easily as expected: . LONDON, UK New Zealan...
Kieran Read claims New Zealand are up for Rugby World Cup battle
10 days to go! New Zealand are hot 5/4 favs for the Rugby World Cup. Odds >.
New Zealand pubs will be able to open for Rugby World Cup matches under special laws reports
Another reason while Air New Zealand kicks butt. New safety video for Rugby World Cup. Men in Black.
May 22 1987- First ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand
Kieran Read expects Wayne Smith's return to add extra bite to the New Zealand defence ahead of Rugby World Cup:
Scotland under 20s 20 Ireland20s 24 in Under-20 Rugby World Cup. That's 2 defeats out of 2 for Scotland after earlier loss to New Zealand
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She starred against New Zealand at the Women's Rugby World Cup, creating a try and nailing a touchline conversion, and earned a World Player of the Year nomination. Niamh Briggs of IrishRugby is an RTÉ Sport - Person of the Year nominee for 2014.
Throwback Thursday: Lomu cuts through England It was the 1995 Rugby World Cup and England knew Jonah Lomu would be a handful. But even they couldn't predict the sheer power and pace of the New Zealand winger. Steamroller.
: All Blacks end 24 years of hurt On October 23rd 2011 the All Blacks finally ended 24 years of hurt by winning their first Rugby World Cup since 1987. In what was a tense clash at Eden Park, New Zealand were able to edge France 8-7 and get their hands on the Webb Ellis Cup. A momentous day in All Blacks history.
Good news on the Rugby Union front...4 more tickets for the 2015 Rugby World Cup applied for, and confirmation received that I've got my tickets for this November's Autumn Internationals, featuring England Rugby v Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Four-time champions New Zealand out of Women`s Rugby World Cup - Zee News
How about a Shoutout & a BIG Good Luck the the 15's Rugby Team they play New Zealand tomorrow at the World Cup!
Ireland women in Rugby World Cup. Team has beaten US and New Zealand.
Women’s World Cup gears up for Super Saturday with pressure on New Zealand | Paul Rees via
Ireland's 17-14 win over New Zealand in the Women's Rugby World Cup is the Black Ferns' first defeat in the tournament since …
Namibia qualify for World Cup Timoteus Shihepo Namibia National Rugby team (Welwitschias) have qualified for the fifth successive Rugby World Cup by thumping hosts Madagascar 89-10 earlier today. Welwitschias lost their opening game to Kenya 29-22 a result which made their qualification difficult. They however brought themselves into contention after beating Zimbabwe 24-20 in their second game. Their task was even made easier on Sunday when Zimbabwe beat Kenya 28-10, setting Namibia a target of beating Madagascar by 53 points to qualify. They passed that target by halftime, leading 63-0 at the break and going on to secure their berth at next year's finals in England. Namibia will now go into a World Cup Pool featuring New Zealand, Argentina, Tonga and Georgia. Against Madagascar, Namibia scored 13 tries in total and the tries found Theuns Kotze’s boot in the mood as he converted 12. Namibia finished top of the long tied on 10 points with both Zimbabwe and Kenya but they won on goal difference of 76, Zi ...
The Ireland Women's Squad for the forthcoming Women's Rugby World Cup in France from 1st-17th August has been named. Ireland are placed in pool B alongside USA, New Zealand and Kazakhstan. The squad will be captained by Fiona Coghlan and contains Ulster duo Grace Davitt (Cooke) and Ashleigh Baxter (…
Just found this gem again - France v New Zealand, 2007 Rugby World Cup. France face down NZ at the haka. Brilliant.
I hope New Zealand loses every Rugby World cup from now until the end of time
New Zealand v England: Stuart Lancaster's side are still in a good place for the World Cup, despite this mauling
Julian Savea © Gallo Images Fantasy and Prediction Games The rugby week in pictures 'Why conservatism is Meyer’s strong suit' - Brendan Venter Savea gives England nightmares by Brenden Nel 21 June 2014, 11:26 All Black winger Julian Savea scored a hat-trick of tries to demonise England and help his side ensure a clean sweep of the series with a clinical 36-13 win in Hamilton on Saturday. Savea, who has now scored 23 test tries for New Zealand, took his chances and could have had a fourth had it not been disallowed for a forward pass, making him a player who will give England nightmares ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup. The big winger has now scored eight tries against England in tests, and underlined his finishing class with the hat-trick to give the three test series 3-0 to the home side. Scrumhalf Aaron Smith scored twice on a night where England were set to challenge the All Blacks but fell way too short after a first half blitz that they could never recover from. The win also saw Steve Hansen ...
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Rugby World cup match between Australia and New Zealand played by the sexiest babes. A video to explain rugby rules to the dummies. A 2011 Australian commerc...
Englisher friends. Forget the wendyball. They're all a pack if diving cheats anyway. Your under 20s just won the Junior Rugby World Cup in New Zealand (the home of rugby).
***ENGLAND V BABY BOKS: FULL-TIME ALERT*** England have beaten the Baby Boks 21-20 in the final of the Junior World Championship at Eden Park in New Zealand to successfully defend their title. A sign of things to come at the 2015 Rugby World Cup... ?
I liked a video from Rugby World Cup 1995 New Zealand vs South Africa
Nostalgic Friday, 02 May 2014… On Tuesday 2nd May 2006 Giltedge Incentives (trading as Giltedge DMC in the day) officially started trading. We had Warren as company and Pam kept us on our toes with her spicy vocabulary – followed by many reminders not to ask her anything about ticketing. (I love you Pam!) With Sean’s boundless energy and Murray’s calm wisdom we kicked off with Incentive groups exploring Shamwari, Victoria Falls and enjoying a Rugby World Cup match in Paris. The list quickly grew to include far flung places like New Zealand, Iceland and Peru. Glam destinations such as Beverley Hills, New York, Dubai, Miami and Seychelles kept our creative minds ticketing. Closer to home Namibia, Kenya and Cahora Bassa featured on our travel schedules. All of this would not have been possible with the exceptional team we have on board offering world class service, dedication and true passion. A big thank you goes to Angela, Jenna, Katie, Lateefah, Taryn, Sean and Murray. Cheers to the next 8 years! ...
The 2017 Rugby League World Cup will be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand after they beat a bid from South Africa.
Congrats to Sean O'Brien - one our Galway City on Ice Staff who was announced today as captain for the Ireland U20 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in June - All the best from all the staff and management !!!
Here's a Rugby World Cup tribute after New Zealand hosted 7th Rugby World Cup from September 9th to October 23rd 2011. For the 2015 event we offer you a ...
Media Release: New Zealand Under 20 camp a step closer to the Junior World Championship 2014 Forty five young men have assembled in Palmerston North today for the first of two trial camps ahead of selecting the New Zealand side to play with home advantage at this year’s IRB Junior World Championship in Auckland. The four-day camp at the Institute of Sport based at Massey University includes a trial match on Saturday and brings the players a step closer to earning selection to Coach Chris Boyd’s New Zealand Under 20 side. This is the first time New Zealand has hosted the Junior World Championship which features the best young players in the world. Twelve teams will participate in what is the biggest rugby tournament in the world outside Rugby World Cup. The tournament kicks off on Queen’s Birthday Monday, 2 June with the Final at Eden Park on Friday 20 June. Boyd said the process for selecting this year’s squad had been positive. “We started off with a couple hundred boys before Christmas and go ...
Sam Burgess leaves Rugby League for Rugby Union. Bath sign England Rugby league forward England Rugby league forward Sam Burgess is to switch codes and move to Bath on a three-year contract. The Premiership club will pay Australian side South Sydney Rabbitohs about £270,000 (AUS$500,000 Australian dollars) for the 25-year-old. He will join at the end of the NRL season in October. "With 2015 being a Rugby World Cup, it was an opportunity I had to pursue," Burgess said. "I can't wait to get my head down and start learning the game." The forward played four times in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup as England were beaten by New Zealand in the semi-final. England Rugby union head Coach Stuart Lancaster met Burgess in Australia in August, and sees him playing at centre in the 15-man game. The 2015 Six Nations starts on 6 February, giving Burgess around three months to adapt for that tournament. The 2015 World Cup, which is being held in England, starts in September. Burgess said: "This has been a tough decisio ...
Wat is u mening hieroor: Lees wat skryf Gordon Popham: The New Zealand rugby year wrapped up on Thursday night with the annual Steinlager rugby awards. Predictably Kieran Read won the Kel Tremain player of the year to add to his IRB title and the All Blacks won team of the year after their ‘perfect’ season. The All Blacks had a remarkable year becoming the first team in the professional era to win each and every game they played in a calendar year. For this to occur the team must be well coached, have great preparation, a great culture and of course great players. However this last point may prove to be the All Blacks downfall starting next year and ending at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The fact that they are holding onto past greats and nursing them through campaigns can only be detrimental to the team long term. Players such as Dan Carter, Riche McCaw, Kevin Mealamu and Tony Woodcock, well, to be frank their best days are behind them. Daniel Carter has been the best first five-eighth the world has eve ...
ATTENTION: Sports News of Friday, 6 December 2013 Source: SkySports Sporting stars pay tribute to Nelson Mandela Mandela World Cup Many leading sports stars have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela following the death of the Former South African leader at the age of 95. Former South Africa Rugby Union captain Francois Pienaar famously received the William Webb Ellis trophy from Mandela after the Springboks beat New Zealand in the 1995 World Cup Final. Pienaar said: "The enormity of his impact is very difficult for me to describe. "The impact he had on me as an individual - I've been very blessed, I was at the right place at the right time, more so than any Rugby World Cup captain before me and after me. "What other President would have picked up the phone and said 'Hi Francois, how's the team doing - are you all okay? "But the team - what he did for the team was wonderful to watch - that air of confidence that he brought with him and that unbelievable humility that Madiba had is something that rubbed off - and ...
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The finals kick off on Saturday between New Zealand and Scotland. Read our preview here.
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Boks should shut the Welsh bark 08 Nov 2013 Gavin Rich The Springbok chances of getting this tour off to a winning start at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff will depend on how quickly they can get into the game and remind both themselves and the Welsh that when it comes to these clashes, the bark of the men from the valleys is usually much weightier than their bite. It is not just Wales who are in a confident mood heading into Saturday evening’s rematch of the tight 2011 Rugby World Cup pool game in Wellington. Their media and public are expecting something special too, and no-one you engage in conversation is afraid to say as much. And there is good reason, or at least they feel there is – the bulk of the Wales team won the deciding British and Irish Lions test against the Wallabies a few months ago. But while there might be reason for Wales to feel upbeat – they have a settled and experienced team that is strong at both forward and at the back and is well led by a real loose-forward menace in the ...
Boks seek psychological blow 2013-10-03 Johannesburg - The next Rugby World Cup may still be two years away, but Saturday's Rugby Championship decider between South Africa and New Zealand at Ellis Park could provide an early psychological blow for the victor. A bruising physical battle is expected between the top two sides in the World Rankings, with the return of both Bismark du Plessis and Richie McCaw adding steel and guile to what is already shaping up to be an explosive fixture. Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has made no secret of the fact that he has selected his team for this year's series with England 2015 in mind, and beating the current world champions would be a huge affirmation of his plans. "This is probably the last year to experiment before that World Cup," Meyer told reporters recently. "We have some guys coming back from injury in the next few months, so I believe that we have a strong group of players going forward. "We've got very high standards, we want to be the best team in the world ...
Watching Americas cup sailing. It's actually pretty exciting. Sport in New Zealand must generally suffer from the choke factor. What they need is Richie McCaw on the boat cheating, and a dodgy referee. Worked for the Rugby World Cup.
  New Zealand ended a 24-year frustrating wait to lift the William Webb Ellis Trophy beating France in the rugby finals, a feat which moved thousands of home fans who sensed from the start that this would be the year the ‘Men in Black’ will rewrite the history books of Rugby Union.   This win marks perhaps the first occasion when a favourite team won the Rugby World Cup. There were worries in the All Blacks’ camp when regular fly half Dan Carter was ruled out through injury. But then the worries "continued to grow when the replacement fly half Aaron Cruden was forced out of the final due to a serious overstretching of ligaments supporting the knee joint. France played the game of their life in the final and denied New Zealand the ball as much as they wished. But New Zealand’s defence held sway and they marveled the packed 60,000 gathering with the sleek moves of theirs, even when possession was reduced to scraps. In the end, a 8-7 score in favour of All Blacks produced ...
With Nelson Mandela's health in serious decline it's worth looking back 18 years to a seminal moment. On this day in 1995, Nelson Mandela made an appearance at the finals of the Rugby World Cup in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela had become president the previous year, and supported the South African team by wearing team captain Francois Pennar’s jersey. Nelson Mandela’s appearance at the Rugby World Cup encouraged his nation to unite after its long history of apartheid. South Africa defeated New Zealand, and Mandela presented the Webb Ellis Cup to the South African national team. (Incidentally, Clint Eastwood made a very good movie about this event, "Invictus," in 2009 with Morgan Freeman playing Mandela. A very good film that didn't do well at the box office principally because of lack of interest; many Americans retain an isolation mentality.)
Just got my ticket for SF Golden Gate Rugby Club vs. Tonga in what's being billed as the first ever time an American club will host and play against a national team. I first saw Tonga play in the 1999 Rugby World Cup, versus New Zealand, in Bristol, England. Now they are playing my own club. Thrilled that Golden Gate has received this honor, no matter how it goes on the pitch. The game is this Saturday.
Rugby history - today 22/05 in 1987 New Zealand 70-6 Italy The inaugural Rugby World Cup kicked-off with New Zealand trouncing Italy 70-6 at Eden Park, Auckland. The Pool 3 match was played in front of 20,000 spectators and saw the home team and eventual world champions win the match 70-6, scoring 12 four-point tries. Wingers Craig Green and John Kirwan both scored braces, as did scrum-half and skipper David Kirk. Other tries came from Michael Jones, Steve McDowell, centres Joe Stanley and Warwick Taylor flanker Alan Whetton and a penalty try.
Rugby World Cup could return to New Zealand: The International Rugby Board's chief executive has said that New...
Rugby World Cup history in numbers (Other) Friday 21 December 2012 Jonah Lomu has scored more tries on the Rugby World Cup stage than any other player Since its inception back in 1987, Rugby World Cup matches have been hosted in eight countries (to become nine in 2019 when Japan host the showpiece tournament) and been contested by 25 teams. Here, to celebrate reaching the 1,000 days to go milestone on the road to England 2015, we delve further into the numbers behind the tournament – from tries scored, to goals dropped and matches won. Which teams and players have troubled the abacus more than any others? Been there, done that RWC 1987 and 2011 winners New Zealand and three-time runners-up France have both played a record 43matches in the tournament’s history.Australia (41) and England (40) are next in line. England prop Jason Leonard has played more Rugby World Cup matches than any other player, turning out 22 times between 1991 and 2003. George Gregan, the most-capped player in Test history, finishe ...
Rugby World Cup grounds for success (Other) Friday 15 February 2013 Twickenham hosted the Rugby World Cup Final in 1991 when Australia beat England The Rugby World Cup Final represents the pinnacle of the sport. Only the finest players get the chance to strut their stuff in such a rarefied atmosphere, where their every move could be the difference between heartbreak and ecstasy. Equally, only rugby’s elite grounds pass muster for the honour of hosting the showpiece event. Twickenham is poised to headline the forthcoming venue announcement for Rugby World Cup 2015, and could follow in the footsteps of Auckland’s Eden Park by becoming only the second stadium to host the Final on two occasions. Eden Park, Auckland - Rugby World Cup 1987 and 2011 Eden Park’s first shot at the big one came at the inaugural tournament in 1987, when just shy of 50,000 fans packed the stands to see John Kirwan, Michael Jones and captain David Kirk score tries as New Zealand defeated France 29-9 in the final. New Zealand’s ...
IRB ranks Fiji No.2 THE pressure is not off the Digicel Fiji Sevens team despite being seeded the second best for the Rugby World Cup (RWC) 7s in June in Moscow, Russia. So says the Fiji 7s selector and Red Rock coach Lote Rasiga who added the nation was expecting nothing less than a win at the world event to be held from June 28 to 30. International Rugby Board (IRB) confirmed New Zealand as the top seeded team after it accumulated 429 points in the past two IRB 7s series followed by Fiji on 349, South Africa (338), Samoa (324), England (304) and Australia (227). The six form band one of the RWC 7s and will lead their respective pools. Defending champions Wales, Argentina, France, Kenya, Scotland and USA are placed in band two while Canada, Portugal, Spain, Russia, Tonga and Zimbabwe form band three. A South American qualifier will join Japan, Hong Kong, Georgia, Tunisia and Philippines in band four. Rasiga says the national side has what it takes to win its third RWC 7s title after winning in 1997 and 2 ...
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland says he will field an entire side of English players in the first Test against Australia if it is the best team he has available. The New Zealand-born coach yesterday claimed a large number of English players in the 37-strong Lionssquad would generate extra pressure on the touring party and attract negative attention. However, the 49-year old today tried to distance himself from the statements made to the Evening Standard, which referenced England's doomed Rugby World Cup campaign in New Zealand which wasdogged by off-field controversy. Gatland told the Daily Telegraph: "I am extremely disappointed that anybody should try to misinterpret what I said and try to say that will count against English players, that's absolute b*. "The last thing I would ever do is limit the number of English players. There is absolutely no limit to the number of any players from any nation we will pick if they are worthy of a place on the tour. "I would happily pick 15 English player ...
Men's Rugby World Cup Sevens rankings' after the Hertz Sevens of the HSBC Sevens World Series: 1. New Zealand...
New Zealand cricket is Mike Catt and South Africa is Jonah Lomu @ the '95 Rugby World Cup semi final.
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MUST WATCH FOR ALL RUGBY FANS IN NEWZEALAND. Weight Of A Nation - SKY Sport 1 - tonight 7.30pm SUNDAY DECEMBER 16 AT 7.30PM ON SKY SPORT This is a documentary from our very own All Blacks, sharing with the public the feelings that went through the team last year during the Rugby World Cup. For New Zealand it was quite tough having the Christchurch earthquakes around the time of World Cup. This is a beautiful documentary from Graham Henry and Richie and the boys, I recommend everyone to watch. Have a great night, will be thinking of the boys tonight...
February 2013 marks the second stop in the inaugural IRB Women's Sevens World Series and the first women-only World Series tournament to be hosted in the United States. As the USA Women’s National Rugby sevens team, we’re extremely proud and honored to host such a historic event. The tournament will be held at BBVA Compass Stadium, which seats 22,039. We need you, our friends and family, to help us fill the stadium for this momentous event by making the trip to Houston to support Team USA on the weekend of February 1-2. Let's fill the stadium with USA chants and cheers of pride! Purchase tickets, travel to the tournament, and spread the word about Houston 7s. If you can’t attend the tournament, purchase tickets for a young rugby player or team to attend the games. There are many ways to contribute. Join us in celebrating this huge opportunity for Team USA and women's rugby as we journey to the Women’s Rugby World Cup. The competition will be excellent, with top-tier teams from New Zealand, Engla . ...
Media Release 14 December 2012 THREE BAY OF PLENTY NOMINEES FOR THE STEINLAGER RUGBY AWARDS Bay of Plenty Rugby folk will be watching the Steinlager Rugby Awards with real interest tonight (Friday 14 December 2012) with three of “our people” among the nominations of excellence in New Zealand Rugby. Legendary Rugby Sevens Coach Gordon Tietjens needs little introduction. Ten IRB World 7’s titles, four Commonwealth Games 7’s Gold Medals and the IRB Rugby World Cup 7’s crown in 2001, tells a little of the massive contribution that Gordon has made to the Sevens game both in New Zealand and Worldwide. Progress has been rapid in the referee ranks, since Bay of Plenty Rugby legend Glen Jackson hung up his boots in 2010 and took up the whistle. As a player Glen played a vital role in the Bay of Plenty victory over Auckland when the Bay side won the Ranfurly Shield in 2004. In the referee ranks, Glen has quickly graduated from Heartland representative rugby to ITM Cup and Super 15 and on to being in charg ...
The top four Test sides for the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup have been decided. New Zealand, South Africa, Australia...
Scotland coach Andy Robinson has resigned a day after his side lost to Tonga, the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) announced on Sunday. The Englishman had been under contract until after the 2015 Rugby World Cup, but the 21-15 upset loss to the Tongans in Aberdeen meant that the Scots had lost 10 of their last 13 matches, including elimination from the World Cup at the group phase for the first time. They also lost their three November internationals, all at home, to New Zealand, South Africa and Tonga. In a statement issued by the SRU, Robinson, who was appointed in June 2009, said: "It's been a privilege to be the head coach of Scotland and I'd like to thank the fans, players, coaches and staff for all their support over the years.
This Saturday shapes as D-Day for several sides battling to stay in contention for a top eight place in the IRB World Rankings. With time running out until the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool Allocation Draw tales place on 3 December it is the fight for the second seeding band that is the main focus of this weekend’s attention. The 12 sides already qualified for England 2015 are all in action this weekend and for some it will be the final chance of this November Test programme to gain ranking points. The importance of the next couple of weeks is clear as the IRB World Rankings on 3 December will be used to split the 12 directly qualified teams for RWC 2015 into three bands for the Pool Allocation Draw. Although there are various permutations dependent on results on 24 November and 1 December, the world’s top four sides - at present New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and France - will form band one and be guaranteed to avoid each other in the pool stages of England 2015. The teams ranked five to eight will ...
The Springboks have gone for continuity in selection in their team to face Ireland on Saturday in the opening Test of the Castle Outgoing Tour at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. There were only three changes to the team that started in the Springboks’ last Test, against New Zealand in Soweto last month. All three were forced because of injury. The 22-year-old Pat Lambie’s starts at flyhalf in place of the injured Johan Goosen while JP Pietersen returns at right wing and Juandré Kruger takes over at lock. The latter pair replace Bryan Habana and Andries Bekker respectively, who were both ruled out of the tour because of injury. “I’m excited to see what Pat can bring to the team,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer. “He played very well in the last few weeks of the Absa Currie Cup and hopefully he can bring that momentum with him on Saturday. “It’s also good to have JP back. He’s had a great season and will want to finish the season on a high. At lock, there has been strong competition for t ...
Tough assignment for SA Women in Dubai 06-Nov-2012 The South African Women’s Sevens team will be facing a tough pool schedule for the opening round of the inaugural IRB Women’s Sevens World Series at the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens. The SA Women squad is one of twelve international sides across six continents that will compete in the historic opening round of the Women’s Series on 30 November and 1 December. The IRB announced the draw for the first ever female Series event on Monday evening. South Africa can brace itself for three tough matches in Pool A against powerful England, Spain and 2016 Olympic hosts Brazil. England is one of the tournament favourites after winning two of the three Challenge Cup tournaments in the 2011/12 season in Hong Kong and London. Defending Dubai champions Canada head Pool B and face matches on day one against recent champions of Oceania, New Zealand, round three hosts China and Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 hosts, Russia. Reigning Rugby World Cup Sevens champion ...
Dan Carter of the All Blacks poses during a New Zealand All Blacks IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 headshot session at the Heritage Hotel on September 2, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand.
After Saturday, the Tri Nations, World Cup, Heineken Cup, Six Nations and Super Rugby titles will be held by New Zealand coaches.
Hayley Westenra sings the official song World In Union for the 2011 Rugby World Cup held in New Zealand. This is the Full Song in English. I've also uploaded...
New Zealand lock Brad Thorn on Saturday became the first player to clinch a global three-title sweep of Rugby World Cup, Heineken Cup and Super Rugby honours.
Stuff on New Zealand New Zealand has 6000 kilometers of coast line and nowhere is more than 120km from the coast. NZ has: 4 million people (14 per square km), 39.5 million sheep (135 per square km) and 9 million cattle Around 80% of meat produced is exported NZ supplies 54% of world exports of sheep meat. NZ was the first western democracy to give women the vote NZer Edmund Hillary was the first person to climb Mt Everest NZ invented bungee jumping. Team New Zealand holder of the America's Cup 1995-2003, NZer Michael Campbell 2005 winner of US golf open, All Blacks winner of 2011 Rugby World Cup*. New Zealand has won more Olympic Gold medals, per capita, than any other country. NZ has the worlds largest flightless parrot (kakapo), the oldest reptile (tuatara), the biggest earthworms, the smallest bats (the only native land mammals), the heaviest insect (a weta), some of the oldest trees, and many of the rarest birds, insects, and plants in the world. Prior to european arrival New Zealand had no predatory ...
Rugbyweek shared the following link: Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has launched another attack on New Zealand referee Bryce Lawrence who oversaw South Africa's exit at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
Hayley Westenra sings the New Zealand National Anthem God Defend New Zealand before the start of the Rugby World Cup Final between France and the New Zealand...
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Morgan Piek - “Blaming the referee” for losing a game has become a huge part of South African rugby in recent years. The most famous of which is blaming Bryce Lawrence for South Africa’s “early” exit in the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup played in New Zealand last year.
I wonder if Gavin Henson had been at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand would the English team have been in the papers as much?
All Black Kaino to play club rugby in Japan: Rugby World Cup winner Jerome Kaino will leave New Zealand to play ...
Ipswich owner Marcus Evans under investigation in New Zealand after his Rugby World Cup Final clients are found with black market tickets
In a preview of this Sunday's Rugby World Cup Final, New Zealand took on France yesterday at a special sheep-herding competition between two of the finalists former players. New Zealand's Andrew Mehrtens took to the field against former France captain Philippe Saint-Andre in an off-roading and sheep-herding contest organised by Land Rover, Official Vehicle of Rugby World Cup.
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