The second biggest single-sport tournament in the world is on - are you blogging from there?
Full match replays of all 40 RWC 2011 pool games are now available at rugbyworldcup.com
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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Not sure who this huge inflatable player is modelled after.
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.
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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Two views of the Haka - one challenging France and the other challenging Canada.
We're down to the business end of the tournament now - semi-finals next weekend!
Wales v France
Australia v All Blacks
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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Aha - I have found Wallaby Fan - Cashy
Getting close with some of the team - very nicely done.
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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.
Good luck tomorrow Shane - and any other Wallaby fans!!
Good luck tomorrow to you Jo and all of the All Black fans! May the best team on the day win.
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!
At the fan zone for this one , thousands here, five hours to go, and am just a bit nervous!
wow - that was an intense game - and we were only watching!
One more to go....one more to go.....
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
In response to: Msg #145351
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.