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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 16th 2011 No: 41 Msg: #145357  
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Only kicking 1 out of 6 penalty attempts is appalling. If they even made 2, they would be in the final on Sunday. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 17th 2011 No: 42 Msg: #145405  
First photos of a semi-final by deleted_201743 Reply to this

8 years ago, October 18th 2011 No: 43 Msg: #145483  
A report from the Fan Zone in Auckland by NattyP of the France v Wales semi-final: Attending Aberystwyth uni gives me the right to support Wales. Fact. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 19th 2011 No: 44 Msg: #145512  

8 years ago, October 19th 2011 No: 45 Msg: #145558  
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Only 3 more sleeps :-) Reply to this

8 years ago, October 21st 2011 No: 46 Msg: #145647  
England vs Scotland, a trip to Taupo, starting my new job and All Blacks vs Argentina - a tale of two rugby games, bungy jumping and the sound of mating alpacas. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 21st 2011 No: 47 Msg: #145648  
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Congratulations Australian fans on last night's result - a great game to watch.

Wasn't expecting the "All Blacks, All Blacks" chant from the crowd though :-) Reply to this

8 years ago, October 21st 2011 No: 48 Msg: #145650  
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I heard that chant near the end of the game, which will be the slightest precursor of the atmosphere at Eden Park during the final tomorrow night. I'd expect almost all of the "neutral" fans to support New Zealand. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 22nd 2011 No: 49 Msg: #145668  

8 years ago, October 22nd 2011 No: 50 Msg: #145680  
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Been blogging since our arrival on 1st October.

Looking forward to the final tonight. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 22nd 2011 No: 51 Msg: #145681  
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So you have! It was a good match on Friday, though I think that game should have been between Australia and France - Wales deserved to be in the final tonight. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 23rd 2011 No: 52 Msg: #145685  
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This is it! Go the All Blacks!!! Reply to this

8 years ago, October 23rd 2011 No: 53 Msg: #145694  
Wow, what a tight final - match has just finished. The French played the best they have during the past 6 weeks, but it wasn't enough - All Blacks go through the tournament undefeated.

Final score: New Zealand 8 defeat France 7. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 23rd 2011 No: 54 Msg: #145696  
Congratulations to ALL BLACKS !!! 😊 Reply to this

8 years ago, October 23rd 2011 No: 55 Msg: #145697  
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My goodness, in all the excitement following the end of the match, I forgot to do the same in my previous post - so CONGRATULATIONS to the All Blacks - it will be one very happy nation tonight! Reply to this

8 years ago, October 23rd 2011 No: 56 Msg: #145698  
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That was the longest second half of rugby I've ever watched!! So very proud of the ABs, and proud to be a Kiwi!!

The parade is on tomorrow for those in Auckland - think it starts at 2pm, but check the news. There's also Kiwi Day Out at the Domain 12pm - 6pm. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 24th 2011 No: 57 Msg: #145713  
It was a gripping, tense match befitting of a final. The French played wonderfully well and were gallant in defeat - and their performance was set prior to the game when they moved forward from an arrow formation to accept the challenge of an impassioned Haka; my highlight of the tournament!

I think the All Blacks sucummbed a little to the pressure as they made uncharacteristic errors. But even if the French did play slightly the better on the night (as some are saying) New Zealand clearly had the best team in the tournament and are thoroughly deserving winners. Reply to this

8 years ago, October 24th 2011 No: 58 Msg: #145729  
First report of the Final from the streets of Auckland: Winning feels GOOD! Reply to this

8 years ago, October 30th 2011 No: 59 Msg: #146096  
First report on the All Black parade to celebrate their triumph: All Blacks Parade

It also includes proof that the English Royal Family support the All Blacks.

[Edited: 2011 Oct 30 01:11 - The Travel Camel:11053 ]
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8 years ago, October 31st 2011 No: 60 Msg: #146178  

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