RWC2011: Winning Performances

The 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC 2011) concluded on 23 October.

A total of 48 Games were played in the Tournament (40 Pool Games, 8 Knockout Games).

In the 48 games played:

  • The highest winning margin was 87 points (South Africa v Namibia)
  • The higher IRB ranked team won 43 out of the 48 games played.
  • Four lower ranked team won: Canada (14) defeated Tonga (12); Ireland (8) defeated Australia (2); Argentina (9) defeated Scotland (7); Tonga (12) defeated France (4).
  • There was one drawn game Japan (13) drew with Canada (14).
  • The higher ranked team scored the first converted try, was leading at half time and won on 28 occasions in 48 games played.
  • 261 tries were scored (116 in the first half, 145 in the second half).

Detailed information about the Group Games can be found here and the Knockout Games here.

Data from the Tournament can be found at the official RWC2011 website.

Photo Credit

15/10/2011

RWC2011: Knockout Games

The 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC 2011) Knockout Stage commenced on 8 October and concluded on 23 October.

Eight teams progressed to the Knockout Stage in the Tournament. The IRB Rankings (5 September 2011) of these teams were: New Zealand (1);  Australia (2); South Africa (3); France (4); England (5); Wales (6); Ireland (8); Argentina (9).

Winners

The higher IRB ranked team has won 8 games out of the 8 games played (Wales (6) defeated Ireland (8); France (4) defeated England (5); Australia (2) defeated South Africa (3); New Zealand (1) defeated Argentina (9); France (4) defeated Wales (6); New Zealand (1) defeated Australia (2); Australia (2) defeated Wales (6); New Zealand (1) defeated France (4)).

Wales scored the first converted try, were leading at half time and won (defeated Ireland).

France scored the first try, were leading at half time and won (defeated England). France were leading at half time and won the game (against Wales) and did not score a try (Wales scored the only try of the game in the second half).

Australia scored the first (and only try of the game), were leading at half time and won (defeated South Africa). Australia scored the first converted try of the game, were leading at half time and won (defeated Wales).

New Zealand did not score the first converted try, did not score a try in the first half but were winning at half time and won the game (defeated Argentina). New Zealand scored the only try of the game in the first half, were leading at half time and won the game (against Australia). New Zealand scored the first try, were winning at half time and won the game (defeated France).

Winning Margins

23 New Zealand v Argentina

13 New Zealand v Australia

12 Wales v Ireland

7 France v England

3 Australia v Wales

2 Australia v South Africa

1 France v Wales

1 New Zealand v France

Tries Scored

20 tries have been scored in 8 games played. The try scorers were:

First Half (8 tries scored)

02:25 Shane Williams (Wales v Ireland)

05:39 Ma’a Nonu (New Zealand v Australia)

10:56 James Horwill (Australia v South Africa)

11:21 Berrick Barnes (Australia v Wales)

14:12 Tony Woodcock (New Zealand v France)

21:32 Vincent Clerc (France v England)

30:07 Maxime Médard (France v England)

30:12 Julio Farias Cabello (Argentina v New Zealand)

Second Half (12 tries scored)

44:20 Keith Earls (Ireland v Wales)

46:51 Thierry Dusautoir (France v New Zealand)

48:50 Shane Williams (Wales v Australia)

50:51 Mike Phillips (Wales v Ireland)

54:30 Ben Foden (England v France)

58:02 Mike Phillips (Wales v France)

63:42 Jonathan Davies (Wales v Ireland)

66:22 Kieran Read (New Zealand v Argentina)

75:39 Ben McCalman (Australia v Wales)

76:37 Mark Cueto (England v France)

76:54 Brad Thorn (New Zealand v Argentina)

82:45 Leigh Halfpenny (Wales v Australia)

Referees

Craig Joubert (Ireland v Wales, Australia v New Zealand, France v New Zealand)

Steve Walsh (England v France)

Bryce Lawrence (South Africa v Australia)

Nigel Owens (New Zealand v Argentina)

Alain Roland (Wales v France)

Wayne Barnes (Wales v Australia)

Photo Credit

Matfield’s Ball

Kickoff Sunset