Legends of the Cup: Part one
Legends of the Cup: Part one

With the 2011 Rugby World Cup less than a month away, the Herald looks back at the past six tournaments in a three part…

2007: 'It was like slow strangulation'
2007: 'It was like slow strangulation'

How did 'the finest collection of players of his era' get rolled, asks David Leggat

2007: Boks hold nerve in a Cup of big upsets
2007: Boks hold nerve in a Cup of big upsets

Principal hosts France fail to deliver in contest memorable for Latin and Pacific fire and the All Blacks' earliest exit…

To get to the line, a little flair is all it takes
To get to the line, a little flair is all it takes

Best try-scoring moments have come down to blazing speed, deft passes and, on occasion, a stroke of luck

Legends of the Cup

2003: A bloody-minded band of brothers
2003: A bloody-minded band of brothers

What made the England team so special? Richard Hill looks back on the build-up to victory

2003: Mitchell at the helm as England rises

England poured huge resources into making it their year, writes Wynne Gray

2003: Four more years - the tournament goes on

Wallaby's cruel taunt stung ears of All Blacks in Sydney semifinal, recalls Peter White

2003: Hard leader of the pack

England's winning captain says what really matters is the result, writes Dylan Cleaver

2003: 'Danger of World Cups is they mean so much'
2003: 'Danger of World Cups is they mean so much'

Halfback Justin Marshall talks to Wynne Gray about the letdown of losing to Australia in the semifinal…

2007: Python applies squeeze

A tenacious side with a simple plan did just enough, writes Mike Greenaway

2007: Skipper who shamed IRB

Agustin Pichot was articulate, strident and had fine core skills, writes Dylan Cleaver

2007: Henry gets his (first) go at the title

After the loss of 2003, Mitchell's replacement needed something new, writes Wynne Gray

2007: Ref's contentious calls leave nation seething

"I thought the referee actually had a decent game," said IRB referees boss Paddy O'Brien of Wayne Barnes' handling of the…

The greatest World Cup upsets
The greatest World Cup upsets

Welcome to the Welsh hall of shame. Winston Aldworth recalls the Cup's big boilovers.

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