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2011 - Review of the Year
Dec 21, 2011:  "This year was supposed to be all about the Rugby World Cup but the All Blacks' glory was over-shadowed by English rugby's annus horribilis." Graham Jenkins reflects on 2011
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Dec 19, 2011:  "For the game that defined South Africa's rugby year, look no further than the quarter-final defeat to Australia at the World Cup." Stephen Nell reflects on South Africa's year
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Dec 15, 2011:  "It was the mental durability of the men in black which really confirmed them as the universe's top rugby team." Huw Turner draws a line under an eventful year for the All Blacks
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Dec 14, 2011:  "In retrospect Beaumont's best course of action would have been to be seen as the man whom persuaded Lapasset to stand again." John Taylor reflects on IRB chairman vote
Ask John
Nov 21, 2011:  Historian John Griffiths looks at Colin Simpson, Rob Andrew's administrative history and Test records in the past decade in the latest edition of Ask John
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Nov 20, 2011:  "It is the criticism of Rob Andrew by Clive Woodward rather than a largely anonymous micro-blogging site that will have a more lasting impact." Graham Jenkins writes
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Nov 15, 2011:  "Coetzee may well head the list of candidates as he has a good coaching record and is very well-spoken." Stephen Nell picks over who is in line for the Boks' top job
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Nov 13, 2011:  "The furore surrounding the treatment of Mike Tindall is surely set to be eclipsed in the near future by a decision on Martin Johnson's future" Graham Jenkins writes
Ask John
Nov 7, 2011:  World Cup final debutants, try scorers, referees and Test captains' winning records. Historian John Griffiths answers your latest queries in Ask John
Scrum Sevens
Nov 3, 2011:  As the World Cup fades into the distance, Scrum Sevens looks at how England can learn from what was arguably the best tournament in the sport's history
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Nov 2, 2011:  "This was great Rugby World Cup on the field - time now to sort things out in the board room." John Taylor draws a line under the 2011 Rugby World Cup
Ask John
Oct 28, 2011:  Marc Lievremont's selections, the longest RWC winning streak, playing at hooker and fullback and RWC kicking rates. John Griffiths answers your latest queries in Ask John
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Oct 28, 2011:  Like selecting a team of players, the IRB will look to appoint a panel of experience and promise but all will have to prove themselves." Rowly Williams writes
1956
Oct 28, 2011:  "When the Springboks came to New Zealand in 1956 it was only their third visit in 35 years, and it mattered as much in their day as World Cups do in ours" Huw Richards writes
Scrum Sevens
Oct 27, 2011:  The dust is now settling on a spectacular World Cup and this week's Scrum Sevens reflects on some of the good, the bad and the ugly moments prevalent in the seventh global gathering
Greatest Teams
Oct 27, 2011:  In the aftermath of the recently concluded World Cup, ESPNscrum, in partnership with Samsung Mobile, selects Rugby Union's greatest World Cup teams
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Oct 27, 2011:  "The Wallabies may have won World Cup bronze, but a feeling of disappointment looms over the campaign." Keiran Smith reflects on Australia's campaign
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Oct 26, 2011:  "Summing up Ireland's Rugby World Cup performance is a simple exercise but drawing conclusions is far more complex." writes Hugh Farrelly
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Oct 26, 2011:  "In the end, the outcome was about right. No-one quite expected France to front up but to their credit, they did." writes Ian Moriarty
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Oct 25, 2011:  "Now would also seem to be the time for Henry to step aside, the task magnificently accomplished, his reputation as one of the world's best secure." Huw Turner writes
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