The Rugby World Cup 2011 Official Review is the definitive story of the most tense, exciting and unpredictable Tournament in the event's history, featuring every incisive pass, defence-splitting run, breath taking try and thundering tackle from pool stage to final. From Invercargill in the south to Whangerei in the north, teams and fans were given a warm Kiwi welcome as the people of New Zealand opened their homes and hearts to the world. A Tournament of extraordinary spectacle, the world's rugby carnival consisted of 48 matches in a little over six weeks. Some of these were predictable, with the lesser nations often laid to the sword by the youthful dominating aristocrats of the Tournament, although there were some spirited performances from underdogs along the way. Rugby World Cup 2011 kept all watching on the edge of their seats, culminating in a nail-biting battle between the hosts New Zealand and France in which the Kiwis end their 24 year wait to lift the Webb Ellis trophy again.