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Pool A of the 2011 Rugby World Cup began on 9 September 2011 and was completed on 2 October 2011. The pool was composed of hosts New Zealand, the fourth-placed team from 2007, France; as well as Canada, Japan and Tonga. One of the biggest shocks in the history of the tournament came when Tonga beat France by 19 points to 14.[1] On 3 October 2011, it was announced that New Zealand winger Richard Kahui had been voted the Player of Pool A.[2]

Standings

Pos Team Pld W D L PF PA PD T B Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 4 4 0 0 240 49 +191 36 4 20 Advanced to the quarter-finals and
qualified for the 2015 Rugby World Cup
2  France 4 2 0 2 124 96 +28 13 3 11
3  Tonga 4 2 0 2 80 98 −18 7 1 9 Eliminated but qualified for 2015 Rugby World Cup
4  Canada 4 1 1 2 82 168 −86 9 0 6
5  Japan 4 0 1 3 69 184 −115 8 0 2
Source: [citation needed]

Matches

All times are local New Zealand time (UTC+12 until 24 September, UTC+13 from 25 September[3])

New Zealand vs Tonga

9 September 2011
20:30
New Zealand 41–10 Tonga
Try: Dagg (2) 11' m, 29' c
Kahui (2) 20' c, 32' c
Kaino 59' m
Nonu 77' c
Con: Carter (3/5)
Slade (1/1)
Pen: Carter (1/1) 5'
Report[4]Try: Taumalolo 72' c
Con: Morath (1/1)
Pen: Morath (1/2) 40+'
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 60,214
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Richard Kahui
OC 13 Ma'a Nonu
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams
LW 11 Isaia Toeava downward-facing red arrow 62'
FH 10 Dan Carter downward-facing red arrow 74'
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan downward-facing red arrow 53'
N8 8 Victor Vito downward-facing red arrow 75'
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Brad Thorn downward-facing red arrow 56'
TP 3 Owen Franks
HK 2 Andrew Hore downward-facing red arrow 74'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock downward-facing red arrow 45'
Replacements:
HK 16 Corey Flynn upward-facing green arrow 74'
PR 17 Ben Franks upward-facing green arrow 45'
LK 18 Anthony Boric upward-facing green arrow 75'
LK 19 Sam Whitelock upward-facing green arrow 56'
SH 20 Piri Weepu upward-facing green arrow 53'
FH 21 Colin Slade upward-facing green arrow 74'
WG 22 Cory Jane upward-facing green arrow 62'
Coach:
Graham Henry
FB 15 Vunga Lilo
RW 14 Viliame Iongi
OC 13 Suka Hufanga downward-facing red arrow 75'
IC 12 Andrew Maʻilei downward-facing red arrow 41'
LW 11 Siale Piutau
FH 10 Kurt Morath
SH 9 Taniela Moa
N8 8 Viliami Maʻafu
OF 7 Finau Maka (c) downward-facing red arrow 54'
BF 6 Sione Kalamafoni
RL 5 Joe Tuineau
LL 4 Paino Hehea downward-facing red arrow 41'
TP 3 Taufaʻao Filise downward-facing red arrow 53'
HK 2 Aleki Lutui downward-facing red arrow 41'
LP 1 Soane Tongaʻuiha downward-facing red arrow 53'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ephraim Taukafa upward-facing green arrow 41'
PR 17 Sona Taumalolo upward-facing green arrow 53'
PR 18 Kisi Pulu upward-facing green arrow 53'
LK 19 Sione Timani upward-facing green arrow 41'
N8 20 Samiu Vahafolau upward-facing green arrow 54'
SH 21 Samisoni Fisilau upward-facing green arrow 75'
CE 22 Alipate Fatafehi upward-facing green arrow 41'
Coach:
New Zealand Isitolo Maka

Man of the Match:
Richard Kahui (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Stuart Terheege (England)
Television match official:
Giulio De Santis (Italy)

France vs Japan

10 September 2011
18:00
France 47–21 Japan
Try: Pierre 5' c
Trinh-Duc 12' c
Clerc 34' m
Nallet 71' c
Papé 77' c
Parra 80+' m
Con: Yachvili (4/6)
Pen: Yachvili (3/3) 21', 28', 67'
Report[5]Try: Arlidge (2) 31' m, 49' c
Con: Arlidge (1/2)
Pen: Arlidge (3/3) 18', 40', 58'
North Harbour Stadium, Auckland
Attendance: 28,569
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
FB 15 Cédric Heymans
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 Aurélien Rougerie
IC 12 Fabrice Estebanez downward-facing red arrow 48'
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc downward-facing red arrow 51'
SH 9 Dimitri Yachvili
N8 8 Raphael Lakafia
OF 7 Imanol Harinordoquy downward-facing red arrow 74'
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Lionel Nallet
LL 4 Julien Pierre downward-facing red arrow 73'
TP 3 Nicolas Mas
HK 2 William Servat downward-facing red arrow 52'
LP 1 Fabien Barcella downward-facing red arrow 51'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski upward-facing green arrow 52'
PR 17 Jean-Baptiste Poux upward-facing green arrow 51'
LK 18 Pascal Papé upward-facing green arrow 73'
FL 19 Julien Bonnaire upward-facing green arrow 74'
SH 20 Morgan Parra upward-facing green arrow 62'
FH 21 David Skrela upward-facing green arrow 51' downward-facing red arrow 62'
CE 22 David Marty upward-facing green arrow 48'
Coach:
Marc Lièvremont
FB 15 Shaun Webb downward-facing red arrow 66'
RW 14 Kosuke Endo
OC 13 Koji Taira downward-facing red arrow 54'
IC 12 Ryan Nicholas
LW 11 Hirotoki Onozawa
FH 10 James Arlidge
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka downward-facing red arrow 66'
N8 8 Koliniasi Holani downward-facing red arrow 36'
OF 7 Michael Leitch
BF 6 Takashi Kikutani (c)
RL 5 Toshizumi Kitagawa
LL 4 Luke Thompson
TP 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama downward-facing red arrow 43'
HK 2 Shota Horie
LP 1 Hisateru Hirashima
Replacements:
HK 16 Yusuke Aoki
PR 17 Nozomu Fujita upward-facing green arrow 43'
LK 18 Hitoshi Ono
N8 19 Itaru Taniguchi upward-facing green arrow 36'
SH 20 Atsushi Hiwasa upward-facing green arrow 66'
FH 21 Murray Williams upward-facing green arrow 66'
CE 22 Alisi Tupuailei upward-facing green arrow 54'
Coach:
New Zealand John Kirwan

Man of the Match:
James Arlidge (Japan)

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Stuart Terheege (England)
Television match official:
Giulio De Santis (Italy)

Tonga vs Canada

14 September 2011
17:00
Tonga 20–25 Canada
Try: Piutau (2) 40' c, 53' c
Con: Morath (2/2)
Pen: Morath (2/4) 43', 64'
Report[6]Try: Sinclair 13' c
Carpenter 67' m
Mackenzie 73' c
Con: Pritchard (2/3)
Pen: Pritchard (2/2) 26', 45'
Northland Events Centre, Whangarei
Attendance: 17,174
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
FB 15 Kurt Morath
RW 14 Fetuʻu Vainikolo
OC 13 Siale Piutau
IC 12 Alipate Fatafehi
LW 11 William Helu downward-facing red arrow 66'
FH 10 Taniela Moa
SH 9 Tomasi Palu
N8 8 Samiu Vahafolau downward-facing red arrow 50'
OF 7 Sione Vaiomoʻunga
BF 6 Finau Maka (c)
RL 5 Tukulua Lokotui
LL 4 Sione Timani downward-facing red arrow 54'
TP 3 Kisi Pulu downward-facing red arrow 52'
HK 2 Ephraim Taukafa downward-facing red arrow 65'
LP 1 Sona Taumalolo downward-facing red arrow 75'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ilaisa Maʻasi upward-facing green arrow 65'
PR 17 Soane Tongaʻuiha upward-facing green arrow 75'
PR 18 Halani Aulika upward-facing green arrow 52'
N8 19 Viliami Maʻafu upward-facing green arrow 50'
FL 20 Sione Kalamafoni upward-facing green arrow 54'
FB 21 Viliame Iongi
WG 22 Alaska Taufa upward-facing green arrow 66'
Coach:
New Zealand Isitolo Maka
FB 15 James Pritchard
RW 14 Ciaran Hearn
OC 13 D. T. H. van der Merwe
IC 12 Ryan Smith downward-facing red arrow 65'
LW 11 Phil Mackenzie
FH 10 Ander Monro
SH 9 Ed Fairhurst
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter
OF 7 Chauncey O'Toole downward-facing red arrow 32'
BF 6 Adam Kleeberger
RL 5 Jamie Cudmore
LL 4 Jebb Sinclair downward-facing red arrow 74'
TP 3 Jason Marshall downward-facing red arrow 75'
HK 2 Pat Riordan (c) red cross icon 31' to 40+' downward-facing red arrow 69'
LP 1 Hubert Buydens
Replacements:
HK 16 Ryan Hamilton upward-facing green arrow 31' downward-facing red arrow 40+' upward-facing green arrow 69'
PR 17 Scott Franklin upward-facing green arrow 75'
LK 18 Tyler Hotson upward-facing green arrow 32'
FL 19 Nanyak Dala upward-facing green arrow 74'
CE 20 Conor Trainor upward-facing green arrow 65'
SH 21 Sean White
FH 22 Nathan Hirayama
Coach:
New Zealand Kieran Crowley

Man of the Match:
Adam Kleeberger (Canada)

Touch judges:
Steve Walsh (Australia)
Stuart Terheege (England)
Television match official:
Giulio De Santis (Italy)

New Zealand vs Japan

16 September 2011
20:00
New Zealand 83–7 Japan
Try: Smith 4' c
Kahui (2) 16' m, 45' c
Kaino 21' m
Mealamu 30' c
Ellis 34' c
Slade 36' c
S. Williams (2) 51' c, 79' c
Toeava 56' c
Hore 60' m
Nonu 62' m
Thomson 76' c
Con: Slade (9/13)
Report[7]Try: Onozawa 58' c
Con: M. Williams (1/1)
Waikato Stadium, Hamilton
Attendance: 30,484
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
FB 15 Isaia Toeava downward-facing red arrow 62'
RW 14 Cory Jane downward-facing red arrow 44'
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Richard Kahui
FH 10 Colin Slade
SH 9 Andy Ellis downward-facing red arrow 62'
N8 8 Victor Vito downward-facing red arrow 57'
OF 7 Adam Thomson
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Sam Whitelock
LL 4 Brad Thorn downward-facing red arrow 72'
TP 3 Owen Franks downward-facing red arrow 63'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu (c) downward-facing red arrow 44'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrew Hore upward-facing green arrow 44'
PR 17 John Afoa upward-facing green arrow 63'
LK 18 Ali Williams upward-facing green arrow 57'
LK 19 Anthony Boric upward-facing green arrow 72'
SH 20 Jimmy Cowan upward-facing green arrow 62'
SH 21 Piri Weepu upward-facing green arrow 62'
CE 22 Sonny Bill Williams upward-facing green arrow 44'
Coach:
Graham Henry
FB 15 Taihei Ueda downward-facing red arrow 52'
RW 14 Takehisa Usuzuki
OC 13 Koji Taira downward-facing red arrow 46'
IC 12 Yuta Iwamura downward-facing red arrow 71'
LW 11 Hirotoki Onozawa
FH 10 Murray Williams
SH 9 Atsushi Hiwasa
N8 8 Takashi Kikutani (c)
OF 7 Michael Leitch
BF 6 Itaru Taniguchi
RL 5 Toshizumi Kitagawa downward-facing red arrow 59'
LL 4 Hitoshi Ono
TP 3 Nozomu Fujita
HK 2 Yusuke Aoki downward-facing red arrow 64'
LP 1 Naoki Kawamata
Replacements:
HK 16 Hiroki Yuhara upward-facing green arrow 64'
PR 17 Kensuke Hatakeyama
LK 18 Yuji Kitagawa upward-facing green arrow 59'
FL 19 Sione Vatuvei
SH 20 Tomoki Yoshida upward-facing green arrow 71'
FB 21 Shaun Webb upward-facing green arrow 52'
CE 22 Alisi Tupuailei upward-facing green arrow 46'
Coach:
New Zealand John Kirwan

Man of the Match:
Ma'a Nonu (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Jérôme Garcès (France)
Television match official:
Giulio De Santis (Italy)

France vs Canada

18 September 2011
20:30
France 46–19 Canada
Try: Clerc (3) 4' c, 79' c, 80+' c
Traille 64' c
Con: Parra (4/4)
Pen: Parra (5/6) 17', 37', 39', 40+', 48'
Drop: Trinh-Duc 57'
Report[8]Try: Smith 7' c
Con: Pritchard (1/1)
Pen: Pritchard (2/4) 3', 60'
Drop: Monro (2) 44', 49'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 14,230
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
FB 15 Damien Traille
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 David Marty
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz
LW 11 Aurélien Rougerie (c) downward-facing red arrow 72'
FH 10 François Trinh-Duc downward-facing red arrow 70'
SH 9 Morgan Parra
N8 8 Louis Picamoles
OF 7 Julien Bonnaire
BF 6 Fulgence Ouedraogo downward-facing red arrow 76'
RL 5 Romain Millo-Chluski downward-facing red arrow 64'
LL 4 Pascal Papé
TP 3 Luc Ducalcon downward-facing red arrow 80'
HK 2 William Servat downward-facing red arrow 53'
LP 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux red cross icon 18' to 28' downward-facing red arrow 46' upward-facing green arrow 80'
Replacements:
HK 16 Guilhem Guirado upward-facing green arrow 53'
PR 17 Fabien Barcella upward-facing green arrow 18' downward-facing red arrow 28' upward-facing green arrow 46'
LK 18 Julien Pierre upward-facing green arrow 64'
FL 19 Imanol Harinordoquy upward-facing green arrow 76'
SH 20 Dimitri Yachvili upward-facing green arrow 70'
CE 21 Fabrice Estebanez
WG 22 Maxime Médard upward-facing green arrow 72'
Coach:
Marc Lièvremont
FB 15 James Pritchard
RW 14 Ciaran Hearn
OC 13 D. T. H. van der Merwe downward-facing red arrow 67'
IC 12 Ryan Smith
LW 11 Phil Mackenzie
FH 10 Ander Monro downward-facing red arrow 71'
SH 9 Ed Fairhurst downward-facing red arrow 62'
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter
OF 7 Chauncey O'Toole downward-facing red arrow 63'
BF 6 Adam Kleeberger
RL 5 Jamie Cudmore downward-facing red arrow 59'
LL 4 Jebb Sinclair
TP 3 Jason Marshall downward-facing red arrow 62'
HK 2 Pat Riordan (c) downward-facing red arrow 60'
LP 1 Hubert Buydens
Replacements:
HK 16 Ryan Hamilton upward-facing green arrow 60'
PR 17 Scott Franklin upward-facing green arrow 62'
LK 18 Tyler Hotson upward-facing green arrow 59'
FL 19 Nanyak Dala upward-facing green arrow 63'
SH 20 Sean White upward-facing green arrow 62'
FH 21 Nathan Hirayama upward-facing green arrow 71'
CE 22 Conor Trainor upward-facing green arrow 67'
Coach:
New Zealand Kieran Crowley

Man of the Match:
Louis Picamoles (France)

Touch judges:
Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)

Tonga vs Japan

21 September 2011
19:30
Tonga 31–18 Japan
Try: Maʻafu 7' m
Lokotui 14' c
Vainikolo 54' c
Con: Morath (2/3)
Pen: Morath (4/4) 28', 31', 49', 67'
Report[9]Try: Hatakeyama 13' m
Leitch 25' m
Tupuailei 63' m
Pen: Webb (1/1) 39'
Northland Events Centre, Whangarei
Attendance: 17,364
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
FB 15 Vunga Lilo
RW 14 Fetuʻu Vainikolo
OC 13 Siale Piutau
IC 12 Alipate Fatafehi
LW 11 Suka Hufanga downward-facing red arrow 68'
FH 10 Kurt Morath
SH 9 Taniela Moa downward-facing red arrow 75'
N8 8 Viliami Maʻafu
OF 7 Sione Vaiomoʻunga downward-facing red arrow 64'
BF 6 Sione Kalamafoni
RL 5 Paino Hehea downward-facing red arrow 65'
LL 4 Tukulua Lokotui Yellow card 78'
TP 3 Taufaʻao Filise downward-facing red arrow 40' upward-facing green arrow 64' downward-facing red arrow 72'
HK 2 Aleki Lutui (c) downward-facing red arrow 48'
LP 1 Soane Tongaʻuiha downward-facing red arrow 40'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ilaisa Maʻasi upward-facing green arrow 48'
PR 17 Sona Taumalolo upward-facing green arrow 40'
PR 18 Halani Aulika Yellow card 61' upward-facing green arrow 40'
LK 19 Joe Tuineau upward-facing green arrow 65'
N8 20 Samiu Vahafolau upward-facing green arrow 72'
SH 21 Samisoni Fisilau upward-facing green arrow 75'
CE 22 Andrew Maʻilei upward-facing green arrow 68'
Coach:
New Zealand Isitolo Maka
FB 15 Shaun Webb
RW 14 Kosuke Endo
OC 13 Alisi Tupuailei
IC 12 Ryan Nicholas
LW 11 Hirotoki Onozawa
FH 10 James Arlidge Yellow card 30'
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka downward-facing red arrow 52'
N8 8 Takashi Kikutani (c)
OF 7 Michael Leitch
BF 6 Itaru Taniguchi downward-facing red arrow 52'
RL 5 Toshizumi Kitagawa downward-facing red arrow 57'
LL 4 Luke Thompson
TP 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama downward-facing red arrow 68'
HK 2 Shota Horie
LP 1 Hisateru Hirashima
Replacements:
HK 16 Yusuke Aoki
PR 17 Nozomu Fujita upward-facing green arrow 68'
LK 18 Hitoshi Ono upward-facing green arrow 57'
FL 19 Sione Vatuvei upward-facing green arrow 52'
SH 20 Atsushi Hiwasa upward-facing green arrow 52'
WG 21 Takehisa Usuzuki
FH 22 Murray Williams
Coach:
New Zealand John Kirwan

Man of the Match:
Michael Leitch (Japan)

Touch judges:
Alain Rolland (Ireland)
Stuart Terheege (England)
Television match official:
Giulio De Santis (Italy)

New Zealand vs France

24 September 2011
20:30
New Zealand 37–17 France
Try: Thomson 10' m
Jane 17' c
Dagg (2) 21', 42' c
S. Williams 77' m
Con: Carter (3/5)
Pen: Carter (1/1) 48'
Drop: Carter (1/1) 64'
Report[10]Try: Mermoz 54' c
Trinh-Duc 76' c
Con: Yachvili (2/2)
Pen: Yachvili (1/1) 39'
Eden Park, Auckland
Attendance: 60,856
Referee: Alain Rolland (Ireland)
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Cory Jane downward-facing red arrow 34'
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Ma'a Nonu
LW 11 Richard Kahui downward-facing red arrow 62'
FH 10 Dan Carter
SH 9 Piri Weepu downward-facing red arrow 55'
N8 8 Adam Thomson downward-facing red arrow 72'
OF 7 Richie McCaw (c)
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Sam Whitelock downward-facing red arrow 56'
LL 4 Brad Thorn
TP 3 Owen Franks downward-facing red arrow 69' upward-facing green arrow 74' downward-facing red arrow 77'
HK 2 Keven Mealamu downward-facing red arrow 55'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrew Hore upward-facing green arrow 55'
PR 17 Ben Franks upward-facing green arrow 69' red cross icon 74' to 77'
LK 18 Ali Williams upward-facing green arrow 56'
LK 19 Anthony Boric upward-facing green arrow 72'
SH 20 Andy Ellis upward-facing green arrow 55'
FH 21 Colin Slade upward-facing green arrow 62'
CE 22 Sonny Bill Williams upward-facing green arrow 34'
Coach:
Graham Henry
FB 15 Damien Traille downward-facing red arrow 41'
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 Aurélien Rougerie downward-facing red arrow 69'
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz
LW 11 Maxime Médard
FH 10 Morgan Parra downward-facing red arrow 64'
SH 9 Dimitri Yachvili
N8 8 Louis Picamoles downward-facing red arrow 41'
OF 7 Julien Bonnaire
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Lionel Nallet
LL 4 Pascal Papé downward-facing red arrow 64'
TP 3 Luc Ducalcon downward-facing red arrow 41'
HK 2 Dimitri Szarzewski downward-facing red arrow 53'
LP 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux
Replacements:
HK 16 William Servat upward-facing green arrow 53'
PR 17 Fabien Barcella upward-facing green arrow 41'
LK 18 Julien Pierre upward-facing green arrow 64'
FL 19 Imanol Harinordoquy upward-facing green arrow 41'
FH 20 François Trinh-Duc upward-facing green arrow 64'
CE 21 Fabrice Estebanez upward-facing green arrow 69'
FB 22 Cédric Heymans upward-facing green arrow 41'
Coach:
Marc Lièvremont

Man of the Match:
Israel Dagg (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
George Clancy (Ireland)
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Television match official:
Graham Hughes (England)

Canada vs Japan

27 September 2011
17:00
Canada 23–23 Japan
Try: Van der Merwe 7' c
Mackenzie 44' m
Monro 75' m
Con: Pritchard (1/1)
Pen: Monro (2/3) 64', 79'
Report[11]Try: Horie 10' c
Endo 40' c
Con: Arlidge (2/2)
Pen: Arlidge (3/3) 24', 66', 73'
McLean Park, Napier
Attendance: 14,335
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa)
FB 15 James Pritchard red cross icon 21' to 28' downward-facing red arrow 40'
RW 14 Matt Evans
OC 13 D. T. H. van der Merwe
IC 12 Ryan Smith
LW 11 Phil Mackenzie
FH 10 Ander Monro
SH 9 Ed Fairhurst downward-facing red arrow 71'
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter
OF 7 Chauncey O'Toole downward-facing red arrow 64'
BF 6 Adam Kleeberger
RL 5 Jamie Cudmore downward-facing red arrow 73'
LL 4 Jebb Sinclair
TP 3 Jason Marshall downward-facing red arrow 67'
HK 2 Pat Riordan (c) downward-facing red arrow 60'
LP 1 Hubert Buydens
Replacements:
HK 16 Ryan Hamilton upward-facing green arrow 60'
PR 17 Scott Franklin upward-facing green arrow 67'
LK 18 Tyler Hotson upward-facing green arrow 73'
N8 19 Jeremy Kyne upward-facing green arrow 64'
SH 20 Sean White upward-facing green arrow 71'
FH 21 Nathan Hirayama
CE 22 Conor Trainor upward-facing green arrow 21' downward-facing red arrow 28' upward-facing green arrow 40'
Coach:
New Zealand Kieran Crowley
FB 15 Shaun Webb downward-facing red arrow 73'
RW 14 Kosuke Endo
OC 13 Alisi Tupuailei downward-facing red arrow 13'
IC 12 Ryan Nicholas
LW 11 Hirotoki Onozawa
FH 10 James Arlidge
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka downward-facing red arrow 64'
N8 8 Takashi Kikutani (c)
OF 7 Michael Leitch
BF 6 Sione Vatuvei downward-facing red arrow 64'
RL 5 Toshizumi Kitagawa downward-facing red arrow 64'
LL 4 Luke Thompson
TP 3 Nozomu Fujita downward-facing red arrow 25'
HK 2 Shota Horie
LP 1 Hisateru Hirashima
Replacements:
HK 16 Yusuke Aoki
PR 17 Kensuke Hatakeyama upward-facing green arrow 25'
LK 18 Hitoshi Ono upward-facing green arrow 64'
N8 19 Toetuu Taufa upward-facing green arrow 64'
SH 20 Atsushi Hiwasa upward-facing green arrow 64'
FH 21 Murray Williams upward-facing green arrow 73'
CE 22 Bryce Robins upward-facing green arrow 13'
Coach:
New Zealand John Kirwan

Man of the Match:
Sione Vatuvei (Japan)

Touch judges:
Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)

France vs Tonga

1 October 2011
18:00
France 14–19 Tonga
Try: Clerc 80+' m
Pen: Yachvili (3/3) 2', 23', 50'
Report[12]Try: Hufanga 26' c
Con: Morath (1/1)
Pen: Morath (4/8) 7', 36', 67', 73'
Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 32,763
Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
FB 15 Maxime Médard
RW 14 Vincent Clerc
OC 13 Aurélien Rougerie downward-facing red arrow 59'
IC 12 Maxime Mermoz
LW 11 Alexis Palisson downward-facing red arrow 77'
FH 10 Morgan Parra downward-facing red arrow 59'
SH 9 Dimitri Yachvili
N8 8 Raphaël Lakafia downward-facing red arrow 54'
OF 7 Julien Bonnaire
BF 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c)
RL 5 Romain Millo-Chluski
LL 4 Pascal Papé downward-facing red arrow 67'
TP 3 Luc Ducalcon downward-facing red arrow 43' upward-facing green arrow 45'
HK 2 William Servat downward-facing red arrow 51'
LP 1 Jean-Baptiste Poux downward-facing red arrow 45'
Replacements:
HK 16 Dimitri Szarzewski upward-facing green arrow 51'
PR 17 Fabien Barcella upward-facing green arrow 43'
LK 18 Julien Pierre upward-facing green arrow 67'
FL 19 Imanol Harinordoquy upward-facing green arrow 54'
FH 20 François Trinh-Duc upward-facing green arrow 59'
CE 21 Fabrice Estebanez Yellow card 65' upward-facing green arrow 59'
FB 22 Cédric Heymans upward-facing green arrow 77'
Coach:
Marc Lièvremont
FB 15 Vunga Lilo
RW 14 Viliame Iongi
OC 13 Siale Piutau
IC 12 Andrew Maʻilei downward-facing red arrow 61'
LW 11 Suka Hufanga Yellow card 38' downward-facing red arrow 73'
FH 10 Kurt Morath
SH 9 Taniela Moa
N8 8 Viliami Maʻafu
OF 7 Finau Maka (c) downward-facing red arrow 49'
BF 6 Sione Kalamafoni
RL 5 Paino Hehea downward-facing red arrow 58'
LL 4 Tukulua Lokotui
TP 3 Kisi Pulu downward-facing red arrow 41'
HK 2 Aleki Lutui
LP 1 Soane Tongaʻuiha downward-facing red arrow 48'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ephraim Taukafa
PR 17 Alisona Taumalolo upward-facing green arrow 48'
PR 18 Halani Aulika upward-facing green arrow 41'
LK 19 Joseph Tuineau upward-facing green arrow 58'
N8 20 Samiu Vahafolau upward-facing green arrow 49'
SH 21 Tomasi Palu upward-facing green arrow 73'
CE 22 Alipate Fatafehi upward-facing green arrow 61'
Coach:
New Zealand Isitolo Maka

Man of the Match:
Sione Kalamafoni (Tonga)

Touch judges:
Dave Pearson (England)
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)

New Zealand vs Canada

2 October 2011
15:30
New Zealand 79–15 Canada
Try: Guildford (4) 7' c, 25' m, 35' m, 77' c
Vito (2) 11' m, 80+' c
Dagg 20' m
Muliaina 29' c
Cowan 44' c
Kaino (2) 52' c, 68' c
S. Williams 60' c
Con: Slade (4/8)
Weepu (4/4)
Pen: Slade (1/1) 16'
Report[13]Try: Trainor (2) 40+' m, 42' c
Con: Monro (1/2)
Pen: Monro (1/1) 2'
Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington
Attendance: 37,665
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
FB 15 Mils Muliaina downward-facing red arrow 51'
RW 14 Israel Dagg downward-facing red arrow 48'
OC 13 Conrad Smith
IC 12 Sonny Bill Williams
LW 11 Zac Guildford
FH 10 Colin Slade downward-facing red arrow 65'
SH 9 Jimmy Cowan downward-facing red arrow 63'
N8 8 Kieran Read downward-facing red arrow 51'
OF 7 Victor Vito
BF 6 Jerome Kaino
RL 5 Ali Williams
LL 4 Sam Whitelock
TP 3 Owen Franks downward-facing red arrow 56' upward-facing green arrow 74'
HK 2 Andrew Hore (c) downward-facing red arrow 78'
LP 1 Tony Woodcock downward-facing red arrow 74'
Replacements:
HK 16 Keven Mealamu upward-facing green arrow 78'
PR 17 Ben Franks upward-facing green arrow 56'
LK 18 Brad Thorn upward-facing green arrow 65'
LK 19 Anthony Boric upward-facing green arrow 51'
SH 20 Andy Ellis upward-facing green arrow 63'
SH 21 Piri Weepu upward-facing green arrow 51'
FB 22 Isaia Toeava upward-facing green arrow 48'
Coach:
Graham Henry
FB 15 Matt Evans downward-facing red arrow 65'
RW 14 Conor Trainor
OC 13 D. T. H. van der Merwe downward-facing red arrow 31'
IC 12 Ryan Smith
LW 11 Phil Mackenzie
FH 10 Ander Monro
SH 9 Ed Fairhurst downward-facing red arrow 63'
N8 8 Aaron Carpenter
OF 7 Chauncey O'Toole
BF 6 Adam Kleeberger downward-facing red arrow 73'
RL 5 Jamie Cudmore downward-facing red arrow 61' upward-facing green arrow 73'
LL 4 Jebb Sinclair
TP 3 Jason Marshall downward-facing red arrow 53'
HK 2 Pat Riordan (c) downward-facing red arrow 48'
LP 1 Hubert Buydens downward-facing red arrow 63'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ryan Hamilton upward-facing green arrow 48'
PR 17 Scott Franklin upward-facing green arrow 53'
PR 18 Andrew Tiedemann upward-facing green arrow 63'
LK 19 Tyler Hotson upward-facing green arrow 61'
FL 20 Nanyak Dala upward-facing green arrow 65'
SH 21 Sean White upward-facing green arrow 31'
FH 22 Nathan Hirayama upward-facing green arrow 63'
Coach:
New Zealand Kieran Crowley

Man of the Match:
Jerome Kaino (New Zealand)

Touch judges:
Steve Walsh (Australia)
Carlo Damasco (Italy)
Television match official:
Matt Goddard (Australia)

References

  1. ^ Standley, James. "Rugby World Cup 2011 Pool A: France 14-19 Tonga". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Rugby World Cup 2011 Player of Pool B Juan Figallo". Rugby World Cup 2011. Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  3. ^ The change in time zone is due to the start of daylight saving time in New Zealand, at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, 25 September
  4. ^ "New Zealand see room for improvement". rugbyworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011.
  5. ^ "Free-running Japan earn respect of France". rugbyworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2011.
  6. ^ "Canada's self-belief sees off Tonga". rugbyworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 23 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Brave Blossoms no match for All Blacks". rugbyworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 23 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Below-par France happy with bonus point". rugbyworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 23 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Tonga take control to eliminate Japan". rugbyworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 24 September 2011.
  10. ^ "All Blacks get job done over France". rugbyworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 26 September 2011.
  11. ^ "Fluctuating fortunes end on the level". rugbyworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011.
  12. ^ "Tonga shock France, but les Bleus progress". rugbyworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011.
  13. ^ "Slade passes Canada test as All Blacks No 10". rugbyworldcup.com. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011.
External videos
video icon Rugby World Cup 2011: France v Tonga on YouTube