Wales centre Cory Allen (pictured) will have to miss the rest of the Rugby World Cup after injuring himself in the 54-9 win against Uruguay. Props Samson Lee and Paul James have calf concerns and Aaron Jarvis is also a worry. Allen scored a first half hat-trick (only the fifth Wales player in World Cup […]
Leigh Halfpenny says that he is ‘gutted’ to be out of the Rugby World Cup (RWC) because of a terrible injury. During the 23-19 victory over Italy, the 26-year-old Welsh fullback tore his knee ligaments and was carried off on a stretcher. He tweeted a thank you to all his fans for their support and […]
The final of European Champions Cup will be an all-French encounter after Toulon and Clermont scraped through their semis against Leinster and Saracens. Toulon’s victory was secured in extra time, when South African winger Bryan Habana scored a brilliant interception try. His scorching pace took him past several despairing Leinster defenders. The other semi-final was […]
With the Six Nations competition over, England fans are left wondering about their team’s chances in this autumn’s Rugby World Cup (RWC). At times, like in the second half against Wales and for long periods of the game against France, England had the look of world champions but at other times they fell a long […]
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This, coupled with some questionable antics off the pitch, meant that the England team’s reputation was not only tarnished, but in tatters.
It was a valiant effort from France, but it wasn’t enough. New Zealand had what every team needs to win a World Cup – a little bit of luck.
France was the better team and deserved to win. England made too many mistakes and paid the price.