New Zealand and Canada team announcements for their 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A test at the ‘Cake Tin’ in Wellington on Saturday 24 September at 8:30pm, the last game of the pool.
The All Blacks have made a number of changes, most of them influenced by injury. Both of the wingers who faced France last week are out with injury, so Zac Guildford makes his first appearance of the tournament and Israel Dagg moves to the other wing. Veteran Mils Muliaina also makes his first appearance after being a late withdrawal against Japan. It will be his 99th test …
Canada and Japan team announcements for their 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A test at McLean Park in Napier on September 27 at 5pm. This will be Japan’s last game at the tournament and their last chance for the win that has so far eluded them. They had also targeted the Tonga game, but lost to in Whangarei. By winning Canada would most likely finish third in Pool A, giving them automatic entry into the next Rugby World Cup. They will play pool leaders the All Blacks on Sunday.
Pool A: Tues Sept 27 17.00 Canada v Japan Napier McLean …
France and Canada team announcements for their 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A test at McLean Park in Napier on Sunday the 18th of September at 8:30pm. France opened their campaign with a patchy performance against a spirited Japan, but taking maximum points. However, France have made eleven changes to that team. Only hooker William Servat survives from the forward pack. Morgan Parra starts at halfback, with last week’s number 9, Dimitri Yachvili, moving to the bench.
It will also be Canada’s second game of the tournament after they play Tonga on Wednesday.
Sun Sept 18 20.30 France …
Tonga and Canada team announcements for their 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool A test at Whangarei Northland Events Centre in Whangarei. Tonga played in the opening match of the 2011 Rugby World Cup against the All Blacks. Although they went down 41 to 10, they were highly effective in the second half. Wednesday’s game will be Canada’s first of the tournament.
Wed Sept 14 17.00 Tonga v Canada Whangarei Northland Events Centre
Schedule and results from the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
The 2011 tournament is contested by rugby teams from Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Namibia, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Samoa, Scotland, South Africa, Tonga, USA and Wales.
Friday September 9
20.30 New Zealand 41 v Tonga 10 POOL A Auckland Eden Park
Saturday September 10
13.00 Scotland 34 v Romania 24 POOL B Invercargill Rugby Park Stadium
15.30 Fiji 49 v Namibia 25 POOL D Rotorua Rotorua International Stadium
18.00 France 47 v Japan 21 POOL A North Shore North Harbour Stadium