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The 2011 Rugby World Cup is over. Like a child who waits and waits for Christmas and then suddenly it is over, so we waited for four years and now suddenly it is over, and New Zealand are the champions, beating France by a point in a gripping match. We give statistics from the final and the third-place play-off. They include the number of tackles.
Craig Joubert has been appointed to the biggest match in the world - the 2011 World Cup Final, and all referees will be wanting him to do really well. That is the big match for this week and all the other weeks of the year.
As we head into the Final of the World Cup, it is worth looking at who are the players that left their mark on the tournament.
The semifinals have come and gone and now the world gears itself for the Final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. We give some statistics of the semifinals. The ball-in-play time in both matches is high but not so the number of tries scored.
As the pool matches at the 2011 Rugby World Cup come to an end, we give the statistics for the last 12 pool matches and then some stats about the pools - the mosts and leasts, for example penalised, sever sanctions, tries conceded and scored, penalties conceded, and we find the most penalised player of the pools.
In the match between Ireland and Italy, the referee refers an incident to the television match official, asking him if a try had been scored and asking him to be aware of the possibility of foul play. The TMO reports that try had not been scored and that there had been no foul play in in-goal. The referee awards a drop-out to Italy.
The big result in this round was that absorbing, then thrilling one-try match in the wind and the rain - Argentina vs Georgia. We give statistics from that match and the eight before it, plus some totals. The stats for Ball in Play time show that the ball was in play during this wet and windy match for longer than in any other match at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.. The referee was Wayne Barnes.
The big surprise in this group of matches was the Irish victory over Australia. We give stats of that exciting match and of all the matches with some totals that are building up.
Samoa played Wales in a tight match in RWC Pool D action on Sunday. An incident in that match has provoked many questions.
We give some statistics of virtue and vice during the first round of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Wayne Barnes of England, on his way to the World Cup, will referee the decider for the Tri-Nations crown in Brisbane.
Changes made around five key areas of play - the tackle, scrum, offside, ruck, and maul - over the past three seasons have begun to have an impact in shaping the game that SANZAR wants to see played in Super Rugby.
Craig Joubert replaces Jonathan Kaplan in Dublin though the news is good that Kaplan's rehab if good enough to have him running again and in a positive frame of mind. In all four of the World Cup referees are in action this weekend - Joubert, George Clancy, Dave Pearson and Romain Poite.
The Tri-Nations moves to Durban for Round 3 and an ever-growing band of officials, some of whom are given here. There are also matches warming up for the World Cup. Jonathan Kaplan was to have refereed Wales-England at Millennium Stadium but he is recovering from injury and his place is taken by Alain Rolland.
This was in reality the start of the 2011 Tri-Nations when New Zealand and Australia each put their best teams in the field to play each other. It may not happen again in 2011.
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