Official Rugby World Cup 2015 Thread

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Just wow!!! Incredible gesture SBW. That kid will surely be inspired with motivation to one day don the kiwi jersey...
 

Sneeky

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Lol @ 1 youtube comment, 'the guy tackling the kid should play for England'
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SBW, take a bow chap!
 

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Did that guy really need to tackle a boy?

SBW always seems like a really nice guy.
 

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Can't say I like all the AB's but any sportsman that does stuff like that is the true meaning of a sports hero. Good on him hey.
 

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Unbelievable!!! That's got to be the most gracious thing I've ever seen a sportsman do!! Wow!! Just.... Wow!!

World Cup medals are like kids, the first one is special, the second one not so much. :p

Sonny Bill has said that he wants to try to play at the Olympic sevens tournament too. It's likely that he'll get a medal there, but I don't see him giving that one away.
 

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Amazing. All-black & a Muslim, totally opposite to how I was brought up, being an example on how to react to a situation. We should learn from this man.
 

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World Player of the Year - Dan Carter, New Zealand

World Team of the Year - New Zealand

World Coach of the Year - Michael Cheika, Australia

World Women's Player of the Year - Kendra Cocksedge, New Zealand

World Breakthrough Player of the Year - Nehe Milner-Skudder, New Zealand

World Sevens Player of the Year - Werner Kok, South Africa

World Women's Sevens Player of the Year - Portia Woodman, New Zealand

World Referee Award - Nigel Owens

Gotta feel for Steve Hansen. Winning the World Cup and not getting Coach of the Year. :p
 

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Hansen won with the best team ever assembled. Cheika took an Aus team from being hopeless to the WC final in just over 1 year.

Yes, he did amazing work with the team. The biggest thing was to get their forwards up to par and their scrums up to the top nation's standards.
 

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Carter didn't deserve to get player of the year. For most of the year he was rather crap, although he did have a good work cup.
 
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Yes, he did amazing work with the team. The biggest thing was to get their forwards up to par and their scrums up to the top nation's standards.

Aussie scrums are a mess, have been for years.
Every single game you watch with Oz playing is mired with resets, followed by a close up of Moore looking astonished.
Always driving in, almost always crabbing.
 

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Aussie scrums are a mess, have been for years.
Every single game you watch with Oz playing is mired with resets, followed by a close up of Moore looking astonished.
Always driving in, almost always crabbing.

They've very much improved it. Scott Sio is a top class scrummager. Without him they struggle, though.
 
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