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Schwalger reveals Samoan turmoil

Samoan skipper Mahonri Schwalger has criticised the behaviour of the team’s management during the Rugby World Cup.

And the winner is…

The Rugby World Cup has brought many highlights and a few lowlights – on and off the field. So, without further ado, here are the winners of Rugby News’ RWC 2011 awards. BY DAVE CAMPBELL

France fined for face-off

France has been fined after it advanced too close to the All Blacks haka before Sunday’s Rugby World Cup final in Auckland.

Hansen wants top job

Steve Hansen would like to “have a crack” at the top All Blacks coaching job.

Dusautoir crowned player of the year

France captain Thierry Dusautoir last night won the International Rugby Board’s Player of the Year award.

Big crowd greets ABs

The All Blacks were greeted by a sea of black during their Rugby World Cup victory parade in central Auckland today.

Moody calls it quits

England skipper Lewis Moody has announced his international retirement.

Dusautoir disappointed

Although proud, France skipper Thierry Dusautoir is disappointed with the result of last night’s Rugby World Cup final.

Donald – from zero to hero

Fourth-choice All Blacks first five Stephen Donald took the opportunity to hit back at his critics after kicking what proved to be the winning penalty goal during last night’s Rugby World Cup final.

All Blacks win RWC 2011

The drought is over.

The Eden Park factor

The All Blacks have yet to drop a test at Eden Park, the venue for tonight’s Rugby World Cup final against France, in the professional era.

Deans-McKenzie double act could work

Robbie Deans and Ewen McKenzie could make a dream Wallabies coaching duo, says former Australian captain Nick Farr-Jones.

McCaw's final words

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has urged his teammates not to get too complacent of tonight’s Rugby World Cup final against France.

Sella: France needs to rediscover flair

If France is to beat the All Blacks in tonight’s Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park, it must have a little bit of 1994 about them.

France denies brutality claims

France coach Marc Lièvremont has denied claims his team will resort to using foul play in tonight’s Rugby World Cup final against the All Blacks at Eden Park.

Chilcott: Johnson has to go

Former England prop Gareth Chilcott has called for manager Martin Johnson to resign following the side’s dismal Rugby World Cup campaign.

ABs stick with same team

The All Blacks have predictably named an unchanged team for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup final against France in Auckland.

Jones keen to keep going

Veteran Wales first five Stephen Jones would like to continue playing international rugby beyond the Rugby World Cup.

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