Rugby World Cup 2011: Who made the biggest splash in the pools


In pure rugby terms Ireland’s superbly crafted win over Australia, Tonga’s historic triumph over France and New Zealand’s stellar 20 minutes when they ripped France to pieces. More prosaically, the wonderful turn-out and atmosphere on a wet Sunday evening in Rotorua for Ireland’s seemingly low-key game against Russia and the sight of Tongan flags flying from trees and lampposts for the first 20km driving south of Auckland to Hamilton on Sunday morning. Very special.

via Rugby World Cup 2011: Who made the biggest splash in the pools – Telegraph.