The Rugby World Cup is the premier rugby union tournament. It is held every four years. New Zealand won the 2011 Rugby World Cup on home soil. The Rugby World Cup has been won by four teams in its history: New Zealand 1987 and 2011, Australia in 1991 and 1999, South Africa in 1995 and 2007, and England in 2003. The 2015 Rugby World Cup will be hosted by England and Japan will host the 2019 tournament.
There was more than enough banter about during the World Cup and here at Rugby Rugby we have kept our ear to the ground and picked out the best of the chatter both on and off the field.
Japan's winless exit from the World Cup raises a worrying question for the perennial Asian champions but minnows on the global stage: What will happen when they hold the event in 2019?
Just call 2011 the Year of the Kiwi! The All Blacks have just won their second World Cup title, three of four coaches in the semifinals of that tournament were New Zealanders and the Kiwi foreign legion are also top of the pops in the Currie Cup.
The World Cup is over and had more than it's fair share of comical and embarrassing moments. We, at Rugby Rugby , bring you our Wacky World Cup Awards for 2011.
The French side that lost 7-8 to the All Blacks in last Sunday's World Cup Final are to be commemorated on a stamp issued by the French postal service La Poste.
As the dust settles on the spectacle that was Rugby World Cup New Zealand 2011, rugbyworldcup.com takes a look at some of the numbers that defined the global showpiece.
French centre Aurelien Rougerie was accused on Wednesday of eye-gouging All Blacks captain Richie McCaw in the closing minutes of the World Cup Final amid swirling speculation over the incident.
Samoan captain Mahroni Schwalger has blamed his team's World Cup failure on a lack of professionalism and a culture of alcohol abuse in the team management.
Rory Kockott was signed by Castres as a World Cup joker - there to fill in while France were playing in the Rugby World Cup. He has proved a joker capable of trumping the best of cards.
France have been fined £2500 for advancing on the New Zealand haka before Sunday's World Cup final.
At the end of another fantastic World Cup full of magical moments, the Rugby Rugby team have identified the winners of our own prestigious awards for the season.
The end of the World Cup has turned sour for beaten finalists France after they were fined for breaching protocols and police were called to an incident involving players and photographers.
We rather enjoyed the 2011 Rugby World Cup, so we thought we'd preserve its memory with this little gallery. Come in and check it out...
New Zealand great Jonah Lomu said it felt as if he had "turned to custard" after suffering his latest health scare which struck him down during the World Cup.
International media heaped generous praise on the All Blacks on Monday after they shed their hated "choker" tag and eased the pain of recent deadly disasters with a nail-biting World Cup Final victory.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
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.