Rugby World Cup 2011

  • New Zealand beat France to win Rugby World Cup October 23, 2011

    Auckland: New Zealand survived the last of an uncanny spate of fly-half injuries to close a cavernous gap in its rugby history, beating France 8-7 in a gripping Rugby World Cup final to become the third team to win the title twice. Despite being the perennial favorite, New Zealand hadn't won...
  • Aus beat Wales to win Rugby WC bronze October 21, 2011

    Auckland: Australia overcame early injuries to star backs Quade Cooper and Kurtley Beale to beat Wales 21-18 in the Rugby World Cup third-place playoff Friday, finally ending a 25-year losing streak at Eden Park. The playoff for bronze was always about who could switch back on mentally after their semifinals disappointments,...
  • All Blacks to face France in Rugby WC final October 16, 2011

    Auckland: New Zealand will face France in the Rugby World Cup final after beating arch rivals Australia 20-6 in their semifinal clash on Sunday, drawing a giant step closer to ending a 24-year quest for its second title. The All Blacks relieved the anxiety of a nation starved of World Cup...