Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Launch of official RWC 2015 digital platforms
Rugbyworldcup.com, the official website of Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, has launched today, underlining the commitment of the Tournament Organisers to deliver an innovative digital offering for Rugby’s showcase event.
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Who will be the stars of RWC 2015?
As the 2012 international calendar gets underway, the thoughts of fans, coaches and players all turn to the future and, quite naturally, the next Rugby World Cup.
Friday, 13 January 2012
Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu decision
An Independent Judicial Officer has determined that the misconduct sanction handed down to Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu by an RFU disciplinary panel for comments made via social media in this exceptional instance will not trigger a playing suspension under the terms of his current Rugby World Cup sanction.
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Richie McCaw: Four more years as champions
Taken from the IRB World Rugby Yearbook 2012, New Zealand captain Richie McCaw recalls the emotional rollercoaster of Rugby World Cup 2011.
Thursday, 8 December 2011
WADA praises RWC Anti-Doping programme
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has praised the International Rugby Board for its continued commitment in the fight against doping in sport as Rugby’s governing body announced details of a record testing and educational programme for Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand.
Friday, 2 December 2011
Rugbyworldcup.com wins top award
Rugby World Cup 2011 has won the prestigious best event accolade in the SportBusiness Ultimate Digital Sports Awards 2011.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
RWC 2011 Analysis: A return to running rugby
With fewer set pieces, a substantial reduction in kicks from hand and many more passes, Rugby World Cup 2011 saw a renewed emphasis on running Rugby.
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Fuimaono Sapolu Appeal decision
Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu’s appeal against the misconduct decision for comments made via social media has been refused by the Independent Appeal Committee hearing his case.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Visitors add colour to NZ during RWC 2011
Tournament Organiser Rugby New Zealand 2011 (RNZ 2011) today welcomed official figures showing 133,200 visitors from around the world arrived in New Zealand specifically for Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011).
Monday, 21 November 2011
Fuimaono Sapolu Appeal judgement reserved
The Independent Appeal Committee hearing the Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu misconduct appeal case in London today has reserved its judgement to give all due consideration to all the evidence and submissions made at the hearing.
Friday, 11 November 2011
RWC 2011 Facebook Dream Team
For the past two weeks, fans of the official Rugby World Cup facebook page have been voting on which players would make their RWC 2011 Dream Team. Based on suggestions from the online community, a shortlist of names per position was created each day and put to the vote, with over 160,000 votes being cast along the way.
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu appeal hearing
The International Rugby Board has announced the composition of the three-person Independent Appeal Committee that will hear Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu’s Appeal against a misconduct sanction handed down during Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand.
RWC 2011 Social Media Wrap
For the first time for a Rugby World Cup tournament, social media was actively used to showcase Rugby’s flagship event and allow fans from around the world to participate in a global online community.
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Statement on alleged foul play act RWC Final
The International Rugby Board can confirm that no action can be taken to initiate a citing case following an alleged act of foul play during the Rugby World Cup 2011 Final on 23 October.
Monday, 31 October 2011
Kit McConnell: A huge celebration of rugby
A week on from the tense and dramatic Rugby World Cup 2011 Final, we caught up with the IRB’s Head of Rugby World Cup Kit McConnell to look back over a tournament that captured the imagination of New Zealand and look ahead to England 2015.
Friday, 28 October 2011
Eden Park pitch auction supports Christchurch
New Zealanders will shortly be able to claim a little piece of history and support a fantastic cause with the online auctioning of Eden Park’s hallowed turf.
Thursday, 27 October 2011
RWC Dream Team - forward thinking
A look at the big men who excelled during Rugby World Cup 2011 – did your favourite make the list?
As the old adage goes, “Forwards win you matches, backs just decide by how much.” Perhaps after Rugby World Cup 2011 we can specify a little further and admit that it’s now back-row forwards who decide the outcome of a game.
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Social Media Round-Up: Final
What a party! Oh what a glorious party.
Quotes of RWC 2011 - the knockout stages
A selection of the best quotes from the Rugby World Cup 2011 knockout stages.
RWC 2011: By the numbers
A look at Rugby World Cup 2011 by the numbers.
New Zealand stay on top of the world rankings
New Zealand remain on top of the IRB World Rankings after beating France 8-7 in the Rugby World Cup Final on Sunday to lift the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time in 24 years, although their cushion at the top has been reduced slightly.
Monday, 24 October 2011
RWC 2011 review: Perfect end for perfect host
When Craig Joubert’s whistle brought Rugby World Cup 2011 to a finish and ended a 24-year wait for New Zealand to win their second Rugby World Cup, it set off a series of celebrations the length and breadth of the nation.
Putting RWC 2011 in the big picture show
Twenty countries, 600 players, a stadium of four million and more cameras than blades of grass on the Eden Park pitch.
Top five players of RWC 2011
Rugby World Cup 2011 produced countless outstanding individual performances from its opening on 9 September, when New Zealand beat Tonga comfortably at Eden Park, to its finale on 23 October, when the hosts beat France anything but comfortably at the same ground.
Organisers thank New Zealand
Tournament organiser Rugby New Zealand 2011 today thanked the people of New Zealand for the way they embraced the seventh Rugby World Cup and contributed to its success.
Top five tries of RWC 2011
Rugby World Cup 2011 has produced some outstanding tries.
Lapasset hails "exceptional" Rugby World Cup
Rugby World Cup 2011 has been hailed an “exceptional event” and an “outstanding success” by Rugby World Cup Limited Chairman Bernard Lapasset.
New Zealand ride wave of support to glory
The All Blacks paid tribute to their adoring public after riding a wave of popular support to victory in the RWC 2011 Final on Sunday night.
Best of #RWC2011 - 23 Oct
New Zealand defeated France 8-7 in an enthralling RWC 2011 Final to the delight of the home crowd at Eden Park, Auckland.