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Rugby World Cup 2011

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The second biggest single-sport tournament in the world is on - are you blogging from there?
8 years ago, October 1st 2011 No: 21 Msg: #144241  

8 years ago, October 3rd 2011 No: 22 Msg: #144420  
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Full match replays of all 40 RWC 2011 pool games are now available at rugbyworldcup.com Reply to this

8 years ago, October 4th 2011 No: 23 Msg: #144482  
The Rugby World Cup experience of tartantraveller is finally at an end - and before finishing, he also saw Japan v Tonga, New Zealand v France, South Africa v Namibia, Scotland v Argentina, South Africa v Samoa and England v Scotland. This makes a total of 11 games, which is very impressive.

Those blogs are here:
...and so it continues...
...and comes to an end


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8 years ago, October 4th 2011 No: 24 Msg: #144503  
deleted_201743 managed another game...at no cost - null blog 655708 Reply to this

8 years ago, October 4th 2011 No: 25 Msg: #144504  
Not sure who this huge inflatable player is modelled after. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 4th 2011 No: 26 Msg: #144505  
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In response to: Msg #144504

I think it's just a generic rugby player, promoting the world cup Fan Trail - a 4.5 km walk from downtown Auckland to Eden Park.

In case you're in the Cloud during the day, but are going to a match later the same day at Eden Park, the big screens which the games are played on at the Cloud display messages when it's getting close to the time you need to leave by if you're going to Eden Park via the fan trail. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 4th 2011 No: 27 Msg: #144506  
In response to: Msg #144505

If it's a generic rugby player, it must be one of the forwards, as it has no neck...

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8 years ago, October 10th 2011 No: 28 Msg: #144821  
HogelShelley are part of a group flying the Canadian flag in Canada Invades Wellington.

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8 years ago, October 10th 2011 No: 29 Msg: #144822  
Two views of the Haka - one challenging France and the other challenging Canada. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 10th 2011 No: 30 Msg: #144830  
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We're down to the business end of the tournament now - semi-finals next weekend!

Wales v France

Australia v All Blacks Reply to this

8 years ago, October 11th 2011 No: 31 Msg: #144933  
First report of a quarter final by Gillie and Carson in the blog entitled Raffles and Rugby.... Attended not only the England v Scotland pool game but also the two quarter finals at Eden Park - France v England and New Zealand v Argentina.

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8 years ago, October 12th 2011 No: 32 Msg: #144964  
Aha - I have found Wallaby Fan - Cashy

Getting close with some of the team - very nicely done.

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8 years ago, October 14th 2011 No: 33 Msg: #145191  
HUGE weekend of Rugby is upon us - Wales v France today and New Zealand v Australia tomorrow. I cannot recall any rugby match (including previous World Cup Finals) that has had a bigger build-up then then tomorrow's All Blacks v Wallabies game. Would love to see some blogs on the atmosphere and anticipation over there in NZ at present. Will keep scouring the site for any blogs. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 15th 2011 No: 34 Msg: #145205  
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Good luck tomorrow Shane - and any other Wallaby fans!!

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8 years ago, October 15th 2011 No: 35 Msg: #145226  
Good luck tomorrow to you Jo and all of the All Black fans! May the best team on the day win. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 15th 2011 No: 36 Msg: #145238  
And best of luck to both to the supporters of the Wales and France. Their semi-final has just commenced. May the best team on the day win that encounter! Reply to this

8 years ago, October 16th 2011 No: 37 Msg: #145299  
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At the fan zone for this one , thousands here, five hours to go, and am just a bit nervous! Reply to this

8 years ago, October 16th 2011 No: 38 Msg: #145318  
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wow - that was an intense game - and we were only watching!

One more to go....one more to go..... Reply to this

8 years ago, October 16th 2011 No: 39 Msg: #145351  
In response to: Msg #145318

I think Wales were the best team on the day, but they didn't win. The New Zealand v Australia game was one of the most brutal I've seen - cannot remember a game with so many players needing a visit to the blood bin.

Thus: 3rd Place playoff on Friday 21 October - Australia v Wales
Final on Sunday 23 October - New Zealand v France Reply to this

8 years ago, October 16th 2011 No: 40 Msg: #145353  
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Wales deserve to be in the final more than France, who lost 2 pool games - unfortunate they didn't capitalise on those goal kicking opportunities in the semi. Reply to this

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