World Cup

Poms get out of jail

England beat Argentina 13-9 at the Otago Stadium in Dunedin after trailing for most of the match.

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French given huge fright

Japan threatened to claim one of the greatest upset wins of all-time before going down 47-21 to France at the North Habour Stadium.

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Fijian flyer nails Namibia

Vereniki Goneva scored four tries in Fiji’s 49-25 win against Namibia in a RWC match played in Rotorua.

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Simon sinks rugged Romanians

Simon Danielli scored two tries in the final five minutes to save Scotland from an embarrassing RWC defeat against Romania in Invercargill.

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Blacks fire then fade

JON CARDINELLI says the All Blacks mixed the sublime with the decidedly ordinary in their 41-10 victory against Tonga at Eden Park.

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Kiwis wow the world

RYAN VREDE watched arguably the finest-ever Rugby World Cup opening ceremony.

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PdV counters concerns around bench picks

Peter de Villiers cited the fact that they ‘want to try a few things out’ as the reason for his five-two bench split for the World Cup opener against Wales on Sunday.

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