2011 Rugby World Cup [R]

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  1. yankee_rob

    yankee_rob Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    London, England
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It was a really good game. IMHO. Both teams deserve to progress from the group stage, unfortunately with the current format that isn't possible.
     
  2. Master O

    Master O Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any score predictions for USA - Italy?
     
  3. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Looks like all Northern Hemisphere teams will be in one bracket and all Southern Hemisphere teams in the other.
     
  4. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    27-10?

    Sorry, I'm a bit late. :D
     
  5. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    surprised about the Pacific Islanders thing

    I hope that trainer wasn't lumping Tongans, Fijians and Samoans into one gene pool
     
  6. Flyin Ryan

    Flyin Ryan Member

    May 13, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    the "flip the script" games are:

    Ireland-Italy
    England-Scotland
    Wales-Fiji if Samoa can get a point from their game with South Africa
     
  7. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
  8. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    And maybe not suitable for some workplaces ;)

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  9. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Argentina-Georgia also, if Scotland doesn't lose.
     
  10. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    Samoa vs SA easily the best game so far

    gutted for the samoans, if they had played with that style against Wales I think they could have rolled them
     
  11. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
    Staff Member

    FC Edmonton
    Canada
    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
    Club:
    FC Edmonton
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Dear French soldiers of 1940,

    Someone else from your family has disgraced themselves today. You can rest now.
     
  12. yankee_rob

    yankee_rob Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    London, England
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oct 2, 2011

    Argentina 25 - 7 Georgia
    New Zealand 79 - 15 Canada
    Fiji 0 - 66 Wales
    Ireland 36 - 6 Italy

    Oct 1, 2011

    Australia 68 - 22 Russia
    France 14 - 19 Tonga
    England 16 - 12 Scotland



    Pool A Pos Team P W D L F A PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
    1 New Zealand 4 4 0 0 240 49 +191 36 6 4 0 20
    2 France 4 2 0 2 124 96 +28 13 9 2 1 11

    3 Tonga 4 2 0 2 80 98 -18 7 13 0 1 9
    4 Canada 4 1 1 2 82 168 -86 9 20 0 0 6
    5 Japan 4 0 1 3 69 184 -115 8 25 0 0 2

    Pool B Pos Team P W D L F A PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
    1 England 4 4 0 0 137 34 +103 18 1 2 0 18
    2 Argentina 4 3 0 1 90 40 +50 10 3 1 1 14

    3 Scotland 4 2 0 2 73 59 +14 4 4 1 2 11
    4 Georgia 4 1 0 3 48 90 -42 3 9 0 0 4
    5 Romania 4 0 0 4 44 169 -125 3 21 0 0 0

    Pool C Pos Team P W D L F A PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
    1 Ireland 4 4 0 0 135 34 +101 15 3 1 0 17
    2 Australia 4 3 0 1 173 48 +125 25 4 3 0 15

    3 Italy 4 2 0 2 92 95 -3 13 11 2 0 10
    4 United States of America 4 1 0 3 38 122 -84 4 18 0 0 4
    5 Russia 4 0 0 4 57 196 -139 8 29 0 1 1

    Pool D Pos Team P W D L F A PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
    1 South Africa 4 4 0 0 166 24 +142 21 2 2 0 18
    2 Wales 4 3 0 1 180 34 +146 23 4 2 1 15

    3 Samoa 4 2 0 2 91 49 +42 10 5 1 1 10
    4 Fiji 4 1 0 3 59 167 -108 7 19 1 0 5
    5 Namibia 4 0 0 4 44 266 -222 5 36 0 0 0



    Sat 8 Quarter final: Ireland v Wales, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
    18:00 local, 05:00 GMT, 06:00 BST Head to Head

    Sat 8 Quarter final: England v France, Eden Park, Auckland
    20:30 local, 07:30 GMT, 08:30 BST Head to Head

    Sun 9 Quarter final: Australia v South Africa, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
    18:00 local, 05:00 GMT, 06:00 BST

    Sun 9 Quarter final: Argentina v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland
    20:30 local, 07:30 GMT, 08:30 BST


    http://www.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/story/151026.html


    Global stage for Celtic rivals

    October 2, 2011


    In an eagerly anticipated encounter Ireland face Wales in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals in Wellington on Saturday - 16 years after their last World Cup clash.

    The Celtic rivals have not met in the global showpiece since the pool stages of the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa when Ireland edged a 24-23 in Johannesburg. Ireland progressed as pool runners up to New Zealand only to lose to France in the quarter-finals.

    The only other match-up between the two sides came in 1987 when Wales defeated the Irish 13-6 in Wellington with Mark Ring scoring the only try of the match. Wales overcame England in the quarter-finals but were knocked out in the semi-finals by eventual winner New Zealand.

    In total the Six Nations sides have faced each other on 116 occasions since the rivalry began at Lansdowne Road in 1882 when Wales won by two goals. Overall Wales lead the contest with 63 victories to 47, but Ireland have won four of the last six clashes.

    Wales did though win the last time they met in this year's Six Nations with a controversial try from Mike Phillips, when the wrong ball was used at a quick lineout, helping the Welsh to a 13-9 victory at the Millennium stadium.

    Ireland v Wales:

    All-time record: Played: 116, Ireland won 47, Wales won 63, Draw 6

    Biggest winning margins: Ire: 44 (54-10, Lansdowne Road, 2002); Wal: 29 (29-0, Cardiff, 1907)

    Highest score: Ire: 54 (54-10, Lansdowne Road, 2002); Wal: 34 (34-9, Lansdowne Road, 1976)

    Most tries: Ire: 6 (54-10, Lansdowne Road, 2002); Wal: 5 (32-4, Cardiff, 1975)

    Most points (individual): Ire: 95 Ronan O'Gara; Wal: 113 Neil Jenkins

    Most tries (individual): Ire: 6 Brian O'Driscoll; Wal: 8 Johnny Williams

    Most points in a Test: Ire: 22 David Humphreys (54-10, Lansdowne Road, 2002); Wal: 20 Neil Jenkins (30-21, Lansdowne Road, 1998)

    Previous World Cup meetings: Two (Wal 13-6 Ire, Wellington, 1987); (Ire 24-23 Wal, Johannesburg, 1995)

    Click Here for Ireland's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru

    Click Here for Wales' full Test record courtesy of Statsguru

    Click Here for a full record of all Ireland v Wales matches courtesy of Statsguru

    © ESPN EMEA Ltd


    http://www.espnscrum.com/scrum/rugby/story/151019.html


    France look to overhaul England hoodoo

    October 2, 2011


    England will head into their quarter-final clash with France in Auckland on Saturday with the psychological advantage of having beaten Les Blues on the way to the last two World Cup finals.

    England overcame France 24-7 in Sydney in the semi-finals of the 2003 Rugby World Cup. As with this clash, Jonny Wilkinson went into the game under pressure after England struggled to dispatch Wales in the quarter-finals, but the talismanic No.10 kicked all of England's points in the semi-final. He, of course, went on to boot the drop goal that won England the World Cup.

    Four years later the cross-channel rivals met again in the semi-finals. Again Wilkinson's kicking was significant as he slotted two penalties and a drop goal, following Josh Lewsey's early try, to help England to a 14-9 victory and crush France's hopes of winning the World Cup on home soil.

    England also defeated the French in front of their fans in the 1991 Rugby World Cup. Will Carling and Rory Underwood both scored tries while fullback Jonathan Webb kicked three penalties and a conversion as England won 19-10 at the Parc des Princes. Therefore every time England and France have met in the knock-out stages of a World Cup, the English have not only progressed but ultimately reached the final of the competition.

    The only other time the two nations have met at a World Cup was in the third and fourth play-off at the 1995 World Cup in South Africa, when France won 19-9 in Pretoria.

    After losing five out of six clashes with France following their triumph at the 2003 Rugby World Cup, England have gone on to win four of their last five matches against Les Blues, including a 17-9 victory at Twickenham in this year's Six Nations Championship.

    England v France:

    All-time record: Played: 94, England won 51, France won 36, Draw 7

    Biggest winning margins: Eng: 37 (37-0, Twickenham, 1911); Fra: 25 (37-12 Colombes, 1972 and 31-6, Stade de France, 2006)

    Highest score: Eng: 48 (48-19, Twickenham, 2001); Fra 37 ( (37-12 Colombes, 1972)

    Most tries: Eng: 9 (43-13, Richmond, 1907) Fra: 6 ( (37-12 Colombes, 1972)

    Most points (individual): Eng: 159 Jonny Wilkinson; Fra: 74 Dimitri Yachvili

    Most tries (individual): Eng: 8 Daniel Lambert; Fra: 4 Philippe Sella and Michel Crauste

    Most points in a Test: Eng: 24 Jonny Wilkinson (24-7, Sydney, 2003); Fra: 19 Dimitri Yachvili (24-21, Stade de France, 2004)

    Previous World Cup meetings: Four (Eng 19-10, Parc des Princes, 1991), (Fra 19-9 Eng, Pretoria, 1995), (Eng 24-7 Fra, Sydney, 2003), (Eng 14-9 Fra, Stade de France, 2007)

    Click Here for England's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru

    Click Here for France's full Test record courtesy of Statsguru

    Click Here for a full record of all England v France matches courtesy of Statsguru
     
  13. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Come on ye boys in green!
     
  14. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Sucks!
     
  15. CBusCrew12

    CBusCrew12 Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Ohio, USA
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's probably the reaction from anyone playing the All Blacks.
     
  16. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    Daniel Carter is out of the cup

    on top of that Jonah Lomu needs a new kidney

    not a good week for kiwi superstar rugby players
     
  17. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    That's going to be a rough day out for your lads.
     
  18. babaorum

    babaorum Member+

    Aug 20, 2005
    Marseille
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Is it supposed to be funny ? You're a moron.
     
  19. yankee_rob

    yankee_rob Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    London, England
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The All Blacks weakness is their frontrow, which is the argies strength. So, I think we may see a closer match then people think.
     
  20. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    That's how the Kiwis say '6'. :D
     
  21. argentine soccer fan

    Staff Member

    Jan 18, 2001
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I was very impressed with Georgia's play. They are not quite there yet but they play tough against the good teams and show lots of passion. They remind me of Argentina a few years ago. I think they are only going to get better.
     
  22. el-capitano

    el-capitano Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 30, 2005
    Sydney
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
  23. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    cant see the game being close to be honest even with Carter out

    guess a lot depends on what Slade does if he keeps the backline ticking then it should be easy enough

    all he really has to do is get the ball to nonu and smith

    still games have to be played
     
  24. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    yeah they are very physical, like how they went about things
     
  25. yankee_rob

    yankee_rob Member

    Aug 1, 2006
    London, England
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I do agree with him that something needs to be done about the tier 2 nations RWC schedules, they just don't have enough rest between games to be competitve. I would say bump the number of teams up to 24 divided into 6 groups with the winner of each group plus two wild cards going through to the quarter finals. This way all the teams in RWC would have a lot more rest between pool games and more rugby for us to watch.

    What he did and what England did are two separate issues, but maybe the RFU should have been fined in addtion to the two coaches being suspended for 1 game.
     

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