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The FAT Fantasy RWC Competition


Well it was a great world cup really – despite England not showing up. I am already looking forward to the 6N which should be fierce as there are four teams who can win it with England probably being 3rd seed at the moment! Also, great updates by Edo giving a TFW slant on things is always good to put ...

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Rugby World Cup Final – Partying Like It’s 1987

The RWC – Causing 4 million Kiwis to simultaneously cry every four years since 1987 NEW ZEALAND 8 – FRANCE 7 It certainly ended up being a lot closer than we all thought.  France were inconsistent throughout this tournament and after a wobbly performance last week, they turned it up big time in their third grand final appearance and pushed ...

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Rugby World Cup Semi Finals – Breaking the choke hold


 NEW ZEALAND 20 – AUSTRALIA 6 So in the end, a spluttering, underwhelming Wallabies campaign was brought to a close against an almighty All Blacks side that destroyed them right from the outset when Quade Cooper’s first touch of the ball was to boot it into touch on the full.  The scoreline heavily flattered the Wallabies as the All Blacks ...

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Youtube Friday: The Worst Haka

Well, this is it.  This weekend sees Wallabies meet the All Blacks in the semi final of the Rugby World Cup.  It will (hopefully) be the toughest test yet for the All Blacks and is a do or die game for both teams.  In honour of this upcoming contest on Sunday night, here’s a clip of the haka being performed ...

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Rugby World Cup 2011 Quarter Finals – Quade Cooper’s Day Off

The last time we reached the World Cup Quarter Finals, I was an All Blacks supporter and it was a night that Southern hemisphere rugby would rather forget with France and England dumping New Zealand and Australia out of the tournament.  This time around, Ireland’s win over the Wallabies meant that the quarter final bracket was split into hemispheres.  Here’s ...

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Rugby World Cup 2011 Fourth Weekend – A Glimmer Of Hope

ALL BLACKS 79 CANADA 15 ENGLAND 16 SCOTLAND 12 AUSTRALIA 68 RUSSIA 22 This completely rubbish World Cup continued in the same fashion as it did in the last few weeks.  Scotland lost in the final minutes to England after leading the whole game, Australia beat Russia but conceded 22 points and lost Drew Mitchell for the rest of the ...

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Rugby World Cup 2010 Third Weekend

  Australia 67 USA 5 After the surprise loss to Ireland last week, Australia bounced back with a comfortable victory over the USA but their run of bad luck continued with yet more injuries.  As it stands Digby Ioane, David Pocock, Anthony Faingaa, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Pat McCabe, Wycliff Palu and Rob Horne are all carrying injuries.  What the hell.  Pocock ...

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Rugby World Cup 2010 Second Weekend

  New Zealand 83 Japan 7 The first major blowout of the tournament.  The problem with All Black games in recent tournaments is that during the Group Stage, opponents have completely given up before the opening whistle and stopped even the pretense of having a competitive game.  My brother-in-law recalled paying a hefty sum to watch the All Blacks play ...

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Rugby World Cup Opening Weekend

  New Zealand 41 Tonga 10 The All Blacks have a weird quality about them that my in-law Matt once observed.  Second tier teams such as Samoa, Tonga, Scotland, Ireland and Wales can all have competitive games against one another and against top tier sides such as England, Australia and South Africa but for some reason whenever they are pitted ...

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