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September 2011

  • World Cup Round Up: 10-11th September

    World Cup Round Up: 10-11th September

    September 11, 2011

    The anticipation is over, the first ball has been kicked, and the home nation provided their fans with a familiar blend of joy and frustration in their opening fixture against Tonga, which will no doubt lead New Zealanders to wonder whether they really do have what it takes to regain the trophy they have not held since the competition’s inaugural year in 1987.

    The weekend’s first Pool games bore witness to some incredible rugby and more than a few scares for the top nations, suggesting an ever-narrowing gap between the best and the rest on the biggest stage of them all. Here is our round up of the best of the action.