Morning report. 2011-10-24. 08:00-10:00, [Rugby World Cup 2011 closing special].

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Presented by Simon Mercep and Susie Ferguson. The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6.00am to 9.00am every weekday on Radio New Zealand National. Simon Mercep and the team go behind the headlines to cover the breaking stories, interview the news-makers and background the events summarised in Morning Report's full half-hourly news bulletins. In addition to its wide-ranging network of overseas correspondents and contacts, who provide unparalleled coverage of international events, Morning Report draws on the formidable resources of Radio New Zealand's nationwide news staff, including our Parliamentary team, Wellington-based special correspondents and regional reporters. This is the programme that politicians and newsmakers are happy to get up early for - and if they're in the news, you'll hear their side of the story on Morning Report!

Audio from Monday 24 October 2011

08:09 All Blacks win Rugby World Cup
With just one point between them, New Zealand's 8-7 victory against France at Eden Park was excruciatingly tense. (1′28″)

08:12 All Blacks' win against France no walk-over
Last night's final was far from the one-sided match that many predicted, with the home side holding on for an 8-7 victory over France in the final at Eden Park. (4′20″)

08:16 All Blacks' win against France no walk-over
Radio NZ sports reporter Barry Guy tells us about the match. (1′35″)

08:18 Fans celebrate Rugby World Cup win after 24 years
Supporters across New Zealand gritted their teeth for 80 minutes as the All Blacks battled a belligerent French team. (3′05″)

08:20 Huge night of partying in Auckland after Rugby World Cup
Reporter Natalie Mankelow talks to us from the Auckland waterfront. (1′51″)

08:23 Reaction from coaches, captains after RWC victory
While the nation still celebrates, even the All Blacks have admitted last night's performance was far from their best. (6′23″)

08:29 Rugby experts give their analysis of final, and tournament
Simon talked to rugby commentator, Keith Quinn, and the former editor of Rugby News, Bob Howitt. (5′18″)

08:37 Brave French performance makes for nail-biting final
It's been more than two decades since the All Blacks beat France 29-9 to win the inaugural World Cup when New Zealand last hosted the tournament. (5′23″)

08:42 NZRU chief executive sums up tournament
With millions of viewers all over the world, Rugby World Cup 2011 was a truly global event. (3′33″)

08:45 Prime Minister says New Zealand delivers best RWC
New Zealand promised to deliver the best Rugby World Cup ever. (5′26″)

08:51 All Black greats discuss Rugby World Cup final
Susie talked to Sir Brian Lochore and Sir Colin Meads. (5′57″)

08:57 Did Auckland pass test as major events destination?
Some of the biggest moments in the tournament have been hosted by Auckland - the opening night, two of the quarter finals, both the semis and the final last night. (2′48″)

09:10 All Blacks break 24-year drought with narrow win over France
The coach, Graham Henry, paid tribute to the All Blacks side. (2′15″)

09:12 All Blacks hooker, first-five reflect on narrow RWC victory
Our rugby reporter, Barry Guy, was there with the fans outside the AB's hotel and grabbed a few words with a couple of the players. (3′00″)

09:15 Radio NZ rugby reporter discusses RWC final
Simon talked to rugby reporter Barry Guy in our Auckland studio. (2′43″)

09:18 Auckland's performance centre stage during RWC
Centre stage during the tournament has been the city of Auckland, firmly under the spotlight ever since transport chaos marred opening night celebrations. (4′29″)

09:22 Christchurch fans pack into Hagley Park for final
In Christchurch, about 15,000 fans packed into North Hagley park to watch the game, making it the biggest crowd of the tournament by far. (3′27″)

09:25 Dunedin's students eschew study to celebrate rugby win
Many of Dunedin's student population had only just been born when New Zealand last lifted the Webb Ellis cup, in 1987. (2′58″)

09:29 All Blacks victory icing on cake for 'exceptional' tournament
The All Blacks' victory is the icing on the cake for a tournament full of exciting rugby. (6′00″)

09:37 Rugby World Cup gives TAB bonanza night
The TAB is celebrating the World Cup, after a bonanza night for sports betting. (3′02″)

09:40 Tens of thousands converge on Auckland fanzones
Fans party throughout New Zealand to celebrate RWC win. (4′32″)

09:44 Fans party throughout New Zealand to celebrate RWC win
Fans partied late into the night all over the country last night. (4′20″)

09:49 Police praise crowd behaviour during Rugby World Cup
Whether at the match or at home, the majority of New Zealanders would have had their eyes glued to last night's final. (4′00″)

09:53 Ball passes to England for next Rugby World Cup
Simon talked to the man in charge of organising the next Rugby World Cup, the chief executive of England Rugby 2015, Paul Vaughan. (3′59″)

09:56 Farewell to stadium of four million - and friends
A last look back at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. (3′40″)

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Year 2011

Reference number 165356

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Radio news programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits Mercep, Simon, Presenter
Ferguson, Susie, Presenter
Guy, Barry, Reporter
Mankelow, Natalie, Reporter
Quinn, Keith, Commentator
HOWITT, Bob, Commentator
Key, John, 1961-, Interviewee
Lochore, Brian, 1940-, Interviewee
Meads, Colin, 1936-, Interviewee
Henry, Graham, Interviewee
Vaughan, Paul
Radio New Zealand (estab. 1989), Broadcaster

Duration 02:00:00

Date 24 Oct 2011

Subject World Cup (Rugby football) (2011 : N.Z.)