Tuesday, November 15, 2011

All Blacks - Rugby World Cup 2011 Champions

Last month the New Zealand men's national rugby union team, known as the All Blacks won the Rugby World Cup beating France 8-7 in a nail-biting finish to the Rugby World Cup final in Auckland on October 23rd 2011 to win the William Webb Ellis trophy for the second time.

Captain of All Blacks team Richie McCaw lifts the William Webb Ellis trophy after winning the Rugby World Cup

The All Blacks, who also won the inaugural 1987 tournament, beating the French on home soil in that final too, also at Eden Park, were made to work hard by a 'Les Bleus' team which many pundits considered as the worst side to have ever made a World Cup final.

Veteran prop Tony Woodcock scored the All Blacks' sole try, with replacement fly-half Stephen Donald hitting a second-half penalty as first-choice kicker Piri Weepu let eight points go begging.

New Zealand's National Rugby team All Blacks win Rugby World Cup 2011 at Auckland

"It's hard to describe," said All Blacks Captain Richie McCaw. I'm absolutely shagged (worn out). The courage, what the guys put in out there, we dug deeper than we ever have before, it's hard to let it really sink in.  The people around New Zealand have given this team so much this past six weeks, it's great to repay them."
"No-one can take this away from this group, they are tough men and I think the whole country should be proud of every single one of them." captain Richie McCaw said.
More pictures of the All Blacks team of New Zealand with the William Webb Ellis trophy.

The All Blacks players performing their customary 'Haka' dance after winning the Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup - The Webb Ellis trophy

Captain Richie McCaw leads the All Blacks on a lap of honour

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key shakes hands with All Blacks captain Richie McCaw after winning the Rugby World Cup for the second time

Richie McCaw kisses the Webb Ellis trophy which the All Blacks won after beating France in the Rugby World cup finals in Auckland

The victorious All Blacks team of New Zealand posing with their Rugby World Cup 

The New Zealand All Black team performing the traditional Hala dance during their finals against France which they won to life the Webb Ellis cup

Rugby World Cup 2011 Final scores:
NEW ZEALAND 8 (Tony Woodcock try Stephen Donald pen) beat FRANCE 7 (Thierry Dusautoir try Francois Trinh-Duc con)

Share this post with your friends....


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...