New Zealand will have the burden of the entire country to carry in search of victory at the Rugby World Cup, RWC upsets, last hurrah for Irish icons and more in What the Papers Say.
Wednesday, September 7
A country's burden - BBC - Can the hosts New Zealand end a 24-year wait for World Cup victory?
Rugby World Cup 2011: Ten things to look out for in New Zealand - The Guardian - It's hard to predict the key themes of a tournament before it even begins – but that won't stop us trying
A nation waits - Sky Sports - Kiwi rugby pundit James Gemmell looks at what the 2011 World Cup will mean for hosts New Zealand
A Pacific World Cup - Scrum.com - "You can feel it in the air. This is going to be a great RWC. Auckland's Pacific communities have turned out in joyous force to welcome the Islanders." Huw Turner writes
Pride and history ensures uniting force of Rugby World Cup means more to Kiwis than most - The Telegraph - How has a country of 4.5 million people, on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, managed to dominate more or less continuously a worldwide sport like rugby?
World Cup upsets - BBC - John Beattie asks who could cause the greatest Rugby World Cup shock
Mild-mannered head teacher from Lewisham who conquered the world with the All Blacks - London Evening Standard - Exclusive: John Gallagher, now in charge of Colfe's prep school in South London, is hoping the Kiwis can repeat their heroics of 1987 with a masterclass
Chris Rattue's Rugby World Cup wishlist - New Zealand Herald - The Rugby World Cup starts on Friday and the NZ Herald's Rattue makes his wish list for this installement of the quadrennial tournament.
Last hurrah for Irish icons - BBC - Ireland stalwarts aim to make history at the World Cup
Best of the rest XV - Sky Sports - Skysports.com names its line-up of players who will be missing from this year's World Cup
Hasselhoff has Wales of a Time - The Sun - David Hasselhoff has promised his Welsh girlfriend he'll support Wales in the Rugby World Cup — and he's got the shirt to prove it.
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The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.