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Best of #RWC2011 - 23 Oct

Monday 24 October 2011, 12:27PM
By Rugby World Cup 2011
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AUCKLAND CITY

New Zealand defeated France 8-7 in an enthralling RWC 2011 Final to the delight of the home crowd at Eden Park, Auckland.

Throughout the tournament we been providing you with a regular Fan Forum including some of your comments from the official Rugby World Cup Twitter account, @rugbyworldcup, and #rwc2011, and here is a selection of your thoughts after today's matches:

@QuadeCooper: France were great all game, but congrats to the kiwis for winning the RWC. After 3 RWC's as favourites it's good to see them win.
@alex94taylor: Got the usual after-World Cup depression, full marks to #NewZealand for hosting and winning a brilliant tournament #rwc @rugbyworldcup
@MorganNichol: Atmosphere in aotea square absolutely electric, right on the edge of dread, turned into palpable joy when the final whistle blew. #rwc2011
@JoshuaKhoo: AND! Richie McCaw lifts the RWC2011 trophy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #AllBlacks #RWC2011 #Champions
@JeffHollinsworth: Now I need to find something to do at the weekends! #RWC2011 is over :'(
@EmilyAnne: The French had a superb game, brought their all! Tough game but congrats to the new world champions #AllBlacks . #RWC2011Final
@MattWant: Well not quite to script, but fantastic theatre. A thoroughly deserved win to the #AllBlacks. Brilliant #rwc2011
@IainPope: Well done NZ. A country who could do with some good news #rwc2011 well done France. Brave attempt. Played with honour.
@RyanEgan: Really hope All Blacks can triumph tonight, scores a bit too close for comfort at the moment #RWC2011
@JohnnyKline: I want to go to the next world cup. I wish I could've gone to see this one #RWC2011
@AndrewSzabo: Pretty entertaining first half le blanc's are holding stronger than I thought. #rwc2011
@trouble2: Can't believe this is it.. So nervous for the All Blacks! This has to b their time!!! #RWC2011
@IlzeWakefield: Last game of RWC2011, soon I'll be single again... Oh the withdrawal symptoms!!
@jonnykermode: This is the one the world has been waiting for. Come on the All Blacks! #rwc2011

You can join the conversation on Twitter or keep up to date with the latest news and discussions via the official Rugby World Cup Facebook page, which has more than 1.3 million fans, and share your stories of your RWC experiences.

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You can also watch highlights of every match at www.rugbyworldcup.com/video or see the RWC Daily in the RWC YouTube channel.