Rugby World Cup 2011: Quarterfinal Results

10 10 2011
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The 2011 Rugby World Cup is now down to its final 4 teams as the quarterfinal matches have been played and decided. Here are the results of the Quarterfinals:

Ireland  10 – 22  Wales

Wales are again in the semifinals of the Rugby World Cup after beating Ireland 22-10 in Wellington. It has been 24 years since the last Welsh team reach the semifinals in the World Cup.

England  12 – 19  France

Revenge is complete as France battered England for a 19-12 win to move to the semifinals. For 2 straight World Cups, England sent France packing but the 2011 World Cup is different, as the French side made sure that England will be out of the semifinals. England will have to wait for 4 years for another chance of a World Cup. England incidentally hosts the next edition of the rugby world cup. As for France, they will be facing Wales and have a good chance of going to the finals just like in 1987 and 1995.

South Africa  9 – 11  Australia

The Wallabies has somehow redeemed their poor pool play performance as they manage to squeeze past South Africa, the defending champions, in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Rugby World Cup. It is the 5th time for Australia to reach the semifinals. The win also gives a very juicy story line for coach Robbie Deans who is set to face the All-Blacks at Eden Park for a spot in the finals.

New Zealand   33 – 10  Argentina

Hosts New Zealand won over a gritty Argentian team to reach the semifinals this year. The All-Blacks missed the semifinal boat in 2007 while the Pumas won the bronze in the last edition. The All-Blacks continued their streak of not allowing an opponent to score more than 17 points in this year’s world cup. Piri Weepu scored seven penalties to keep Argentina at bay. The win set-up New Zealand with a dream match-up with neighboring Australia. Australia has beaten New Zealand in the semifinals in 1991 and 2003. This weekend’s semifinals would be a good time to return the favor.




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