Most Memorable Moments from Rugby World Cup 2015

Filed under: DuckworthsUK News — admin November 3, 2015 10:50 am

The HakaAs Halloween arrived last weekend, so did the final of the Rugby World Cup 2015. We have spent months counting down to the start of the big event, which commenced on 18th September 2015, and now we celebrate the victory of the World Cup winners – New Zealand.

It’s been a whirlwind event with highs and lows for everyone. Each and every one of us has their own special memory from the event, but we thought we’d step back in time over the last six weeks and pin point the most memorable moments.

  1. The moment South Africa players proudly gathered on the pitch at the very end of the presentation ceremony was a great moment. They showed off their bronze medals they won for beating Argentina at the Olympic Stadium.
  2. Bernard Foley was on fire during the World Cup and dived over the line during their game against England, to score his second try. He racked up 28 of Australia’s points in a 33-13 victory, knocking the hosts out of the tournament at Twickenham.
  3. The Haka – Ka mate! Ka mate! Ka ora! Ka ora! Ka mate! Ka mate! Ka ora! Ka ora! Tenei Te Tangata, Puhuru huru, Nana nei tiki mai, Whakawhiti te ra, A upa ne ka up ane, Upane, Kaupane, Whiti te ra
  4. Who could forget the moment Agustin Ormaechea was sent off. He was the first player to be sent off in the tournament during the game against Fiji. This was after emulating his father Diego by scoring a World Cup try for Uruguay, who then became the last nation of the 20 teams to score a try at England 2015.
  5. Let’s talk comeback. Florin Vlaicu completed the greatest comeback in Rugby World Cup history, as he booted over the penalty two minutes from time to give Romania a dramatic 17-15 victory over Canada. This was after being 15-0 down.

It’s been a fantastic event and we look forward to the next one! You can still support your favourite team all year round though, ready for the next big event, with our wide range of Welsh Rugby Shirts.