Rugby World Cup

3 of the 4 in the Semi’s coached by New Zealander’s

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by Elly Hurley on 10 October, 2011

What a weekend of rugby. I was glued to the television for the quarter final games, and they didn’t disappoint. Where did that Welsh team come from? They have flown right under the radar coming through the pool matches, and they look good. What a class act. They played as a unit, their defense wasRead the Rest…

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Why you need the two T’s – talent & technique

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by Elly Hurley on 5 October, 2011

I was at the gym this morning, on the treadmill actually, watching Fox Sports. They were interviewing various members of the Wallabies team and also the kicking coach. I wasn’t paying that much attention to begin with so I can’t tell you his name, I know he’s South African because the interviewer asked him whereRead the Rest…

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Dan Carter robbed of an opportunity, I feel for him.

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by Elly Hurley on 3 October, 2011

I should be dancing on the chairs and celebrating like there is no tomorrow. The All Blacks have been the dominating force of the Rugby World Cup pool matches and had firmed as strong favourites. Then the news that stopped the nation – Dan Carter was out of the World Cup with a groin injury.Read the Rest…

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All Blacks step it up a notch!

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by Elly Hurley on 27 September, 2011

What a weekend of sport for New Zealand supporters! There was plenty of anticipation and hype leading up to the All Blacks vs France game in the Rugby World Cup, and we weren’t disappointed. The first ten minutes looked ominous as the French took early control, I wouldn’t have been alone as I sat thereRead the Rest…

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All Blacks meet their RWC nemesis France

Richie McCaw

by Elly Hurley on 23 September, 2011

Everything is resting on the All Blacks game against France on Saturday night. Last time I checked public lynchings were long dead in New Zealand, but that could all change if Les Bleus pull off the second major upset of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. For momentum and team spirit the All Blacks can notRead the Rest…

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Richie McCaw will have to wait for his 100

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by Elly Hurley on 16 September, 2011

I was so excited when I realised Richie McCaw was going to be playing his 100th game for the All Blacks in Hamilton. Sadly though it’s not to be, he’s injured himself in a training run and won’t be playing. Hamilton was my home town when I lived in New Zealand and I have manyRead the Rest…

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Trials and Tribulations of an All Blacks Supporter

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by Elly Hurley on 9 September, 2011

Let the Rugby World Cup 2011 Games Begin Well it’s finally here, the beginning of the Rugby World Cup. I can’t wait for the opening ceremony and kick off tonight, Friday 9 September 2011 at Eden Park in New Zealand. So there is no confusion, I will confess here and now I am a 100%Read the Rest…

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